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A more ‘simple’ contracting method with perks for Government and Industry - The American Small Business Coalition

Once upon a time, the U.S. Government developed a way to streamline how it makes certain buys in a way that reduced the administrative burden for both agencies and vendors and increased business opportunities for small and disadvantaged business concerns in government contracting. 17 more words

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Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million - SmallGovCon

Moving SDVOSB verification from the VA to the SBA would save approximately $5 million annually, according to a recent cost estimate issued by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. 10 more words

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Not all GWACs hit hard as IT spending declines | Federal Times | federaltimes.com

The IT spending compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the time period is -5.5 percent. There was a -8.8 percent decrease in IT spending from fiscal 2012 to 2013, which totaled a loss of $6.6 billion. 14 more words

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Tell Me More About This 'No Contract Vehicles Needed' Thing and Why It Matters. - The American Small Business Coalition

Psst! Take a look over here for a second. I’ve got something that might interest you. That is if you’re trying to sell goods and services to Uncle Sam and keep getting the line “If you only had a GSA Schedule, or an IDIQ!” You’ve heard that before, right? 11 more words

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SDB Fraud: Subcontractors Pay $1.9 Million Settlement - SmallGovCon

Five subcontractors and two individuals have paid the government nearly $1.9 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by falsely representing themselves as small disadvantaged businesses. 8 more words

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Why past performance must be part of acquisition reform -- FCW

Editor’s Note: Jaime Gracia is a member of The American Small Business Coalition’s GovCon Help Desk A-Team, a group of industry experts and practitioners providing sage insights to inquiries submitted by members. 76 more words

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DOT DBE Fraud: Construction Company Admits False Statements - SmallGovCon

According to a DOJ press release, as part of the resolution, the construction company has admitted that it made false statements to the government that a DBE performed more than $3 million in subcontracted work, when in fact, that work was performed by a non-DBE. 10 more words

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