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8(a) Program: Follow-On Contracts Can Be Sole Sourced - SmallGovCon

In a recent decision, the GAO deferred to the SBA’s interpretation of the 8(a) program regulations–which, according to the SBA, allow such sole source awards. 10 more words

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Agencies May Evaluate Proposals During GAO Bid Protests - SmallGovCon

According to a recent federal court decision, CICA merely prohibits the award of a contract during the course of a GAO protest, but does not prevent an agency from continuing to evaluate proposals. 10 more words

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Who Wins in GSA Schedules vs Simplified Acquisitions at $250K? More Small Businesses!

My last blog post about the Federal Supply Schedule versus Simplified Acquisitions, and which one had greater economic impact on small businesses sparked some great online and offline conversations to include an astute comment on LinkedIn from… 472 more words

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Who Wins in GSA Schedules vs Simplified Acquisitions? (Pt. 1)

In this particular competition of federal agency procurement methods, small business does.

I recently analyzed agency obligations from FY2010 through FY2014 to identify areas of greater opportunity for small federal contractors. 1,149 more words

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GAO Doubles Down On FedBid/COC Ruling - SmallGovCon

For the second time in less than one week, the GAO held that the contractor’s suspension from FedBid–and resulting inability to bid on a contract–was improper because the matter was not referred to the SBA under the SBA’s Certificate of Competency procedures. 9 more words

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Doing too much to find opportunities? | Guy Timberlake | LinkedIn

As a contractor or vendor to the U.S. Government, are you realizing too little return on your investment of time and money when it comes to developing viable business opportunities? 25 more words

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Large Business Eliminated For Low Subcontracting - SmallGovCon

In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that the agency acted reasonably when it rated the large business as “unacceptable” for failing to propose a sufficiently high small business subcontracting goal. 8 more words

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