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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H is for…Hub-Zone

All federal agencies have procurement goals for contracting with certain categories of small businesses, including Veteran-owned, Women-owned, Disadvantaged/Minority-owned, and businesses located in Historically Under-Utilized Business Zones, or HUB-Zones. In order to qualify, a small business must have its principal office located in a HUB-Zone; must be owned and controlled by a US Citizen; and at least 35% of its employees must live in a HUB-Zone area. … [Read More...]

Your Damaged Money May Still Have Value

What Can You Do If Your Money Gets Damaged? If your small business keeps currency of any value in-house, what happens if it gets damaged - in a fire or a flood; an accidental chemical spill, or damage from insects or animals? The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) calls this ‘mutilated currency’, and offers a free service where you may be able to receive the full value of the currency. Every year the Treasury Department handles about 30,000 claims like this, and redeems mutilated … [Read More...]

G is for…GSA

The General Services Administration (GSA) manages one of the largest marketplaces in the world, bringing together business contractors and government customers. The GSA ‘Schedules’ program gives government agencies a simplified process for obtaining commercial services and products.  Since each contract holder has “Approved Vendor” status, the buyer can be confident he’s getting the best pricing, delivery and terms, since each company has already pre-negotiated pricing and terms with … [Read More...]

DOD to Require Cybersecurity Certification for **ALL** Vendors Next Year

The Department of Defense is creating a Cybersecurity Certification standard, to ensure that any vendor doing business with the agency has an adequate cybersecurity system, and can handle Controlled Unclassified Information. The first draft Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification ( CMMC) has just been published, and is available for public comment. The certification framework will be released in January, and will become a requirement for any company doing business with the DoD by the … [Read More...]

GoodBye FedBizOpps!

The current FBO.gov website will retire over the Veterans Day weekend, beginning at 8pm on Thursday November 8th. The new system at beta.sam.gov will go live on Tuesday November 12th. What You Can Do Right Now to Prepare  If you don’t already have an account, create one now at the beta.sam site. If you’ve already created a Login.gov account, for example to login to SAM.gov, you can use the same login information in Beta.sam.gov  Go to your current FBO account and make a note of all … [Read More...]

F is for…FAR

Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) apply to all federal contracts, and are used by all federal agencies when they purchase supplies or services. Every solicitation will cite these regulations. The FAR is divided into 52 sub-sections, each dealing with a specific aspect of federal acquisition law. In addition, a federal agency may issue its own supplements. For example, the Department of Defense’s Supplemental Regulations are known as the DFARS. … [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.