Home Top Right

This is a widgeted area which is called Home Top Right. It is using the Genesis - Featured Page widget to display what you see on the Metric child theme demo site. To get started, log into your WordPress dashboard, and then go to the Appearance > Widgets screen. There you can drag the Genesis - Featured Page widget into the Home Top widget area on the right hand side.

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Construction – Quality Management for Contractors

Every Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) construction contract includes a “Contractor Quality Control” provision, and requires the contractor's Quality Control Manager to have completed the “Construction Quality Management for Contractors” training course. The course is offered throughout the year by many Corps offices across the nation. The certificate of completion is good for 5 years, and is valid for Corps, Navy and other federal agencies’ projects. A free Study Guide is available for … [Read More...]

Submitting a Proposal? …10 Bidding Mistakes

If you’re interested in submitting a proposal for a federal government contract, you must understand how the process works, and submit a fully compliant offer. All federal contract documents are formatted in a specific, consistent way, which makes it easier to focus on what’s important.  (see “How to Read an RFP” at the Sell2Gov website), Avoid these mistakes: Skim the paperwork - don’t bother reading the whole document Everything is in there for a reason, and you should understand … [Read More...]

Am I a Small Business? Yes!… No!…. Maybe!….Sometimes!

It sounds like a simple question, but like so much in life, and particularly when it comes to doing business with the federal government, the answer can be more complicated than you might think… The Small Business Administration sets the standards that define a business as ‘small’, and applies different size standards to different industries. Some size standards are based on average annual receipts for the last 3 years, others are based on the number of employees ( full and … [Read More...]

SBA Offers Free Online Training on Winning Federal Contracts

The federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year Government contracts can offer significant opportunities for small businesses, but selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector. SBA has created a series of free online contracting courses designed to help small businesses understand the basics about contracting with government agencies. Whether you are just getting started or … [Read More...]

New & Improved HUBZone Maps

The SBA’s new map makes it easier to determine if a particular address or area is located within a qualified Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) To qualify for the HUBZone program, a small business must be located in an area designated as a Historically Underutilized Business Zone, and at least 35% of its employees must live in a HUBZone. The federal government has a goal of awarding 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified small business concerns … [Read More...]

GSA to Add New ‘VIP Verified Veteran Vendor ‘Icon

GSA and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs are teaming up to make it easier for buyers to find Veteran-owned small businesses on GSA Advantage. Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB/SDVOSB) who have been certified by the VA, and who are listed in the VA’s “VIP Verified Veteran Vendor” database will be listed in GSA’s  VA Advantage with an icon showing this special status. The new ‘VIP Verified Vendor’ icon will be visible at the product level on GSA’s VA … [Read More...]

Home Middle #2 Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Home Middle #2. It is using the Genesis - Featured Page widget to display what you see on the Metric child theme demo site. To get started, log into your WordPress dashboard, and then go to the Appearance > Widgets screen. There you can drag the Genesis - Featured Page widget into the Home Middle #2 widget area on the right hand side. To get the image to display, simply upload an image through the media uploader on the edit post screen and publish your page. The Featured Page widget will know to display the post image as long as you select that option in the widget interface.

Home Middle #3 Widget

This is a widgeted area which is called Home Middle #3. It is using the Genesis - Featured Page widget to display what you see on the Metric child theme demo site. To get started, log into your WordPress dashboard, and then go to the Appearance > Widgets screen. There you can drag the Genesis - Featured Page widget into the Home Middle #3 widget area on the right hand side. To get the image to display, simply upload an image through the media uploader on the edit post screen and publish your page. The Featured Page widget will know to display the post image as long as you select that option in the widget interface.