Last year, the federal government spent more than $40 billion through the GSA Schedules program. This year it may well spend even more. A GSA Schedule contract is, quite simply, the easiest point-of-entry into government contracting – the most effective way to get your...
Industry Word - September 27, 2011 - 1 comments
If you’re like me, you appreciate a friendly reminder when things are coming due. So, if you’re a small government contractor, consider this your reminder: The submission date for two different reports to the Department of Labor (DOL) is coming soon.Each year covered contractors...
Industry Word - August 26, 2011 - 1 comments
Women-owned businesses have always had a place in the world of government contracting. Earlier this year, however, the Small Business Administration (SBA) implemented a new program that is designed to provide more contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses. As of April 1...
Industry Word - June 22, 2011 - 4 comments
As a veteran, you never really leave the service of our country. I know – I’m a veteran, too.Once you are no longer actively serving, however, becoming a government contractor is a great way to serve the government community in a different capacity. In fact, there can be great...
Industry Word - May 11, 2011 - 5 comments
Government contracting so often gets a bad wrap. I;s too hard to land a contract, awarded contracts are unfair, government is uncooperative, or industry is uncooperative. -ve heard all these and many, many more.
It has become almost chic to insult the contracting process.
There are certainly...
Industry Word - December 22, 2010 - 0 comments
Government business is big business; especially for small businesses.
Hundreds of small businesses make millions of dollars every year providing their services and products to the government through, for example, a General Services Administration (GSA) or Veteran- Affairs (VA) Multiple Award...
Industry Word - November 23, 2010 - 2 comments
Finding the best opportunities in government; particularly for small businesses- can be a challenge.
Some small businesses find there are so many opportunities that i-s difficult to choose the ones that will provide the most lucrative results. Other small businesses have a hard time...
Industry Word - October 26, 2010 - 28 comments
Real estate and property maintenance is big business in government.
According to government market intelligence firm FedSources, in Government Fiscal Year (GFY) 2011 the federal government plans to spend about $33 billion on;real property and improvement-. Tha-s more than the government plans to...
Industry Word - September 28, 2010 - 2 comments
The U.S. federal government mapped out a $5+ trillion budget for the Government Fiscal Year (GFY) 2010. Yes - more than $5 trillion. That number includes all government spending, from military salaries to grants to servicing our national debt.
Of that $5 trillion, $756 billion was contractor...
Industry Word - August 31, 2010 - 0 comments
It is very common for small businesses to have services and products to sell to government; and the drive to make those sales happen- but not necessarily to understand the government contracting process.
There is almost nothing simple about selling to the government. As -ve said before, while the...
Industry Word - August 03, 2010 - 3 comments