Home Top Right

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Federal Contractors – Labor Regulations & Compliance

The Dept. of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)  helps federal contractors and their employees become familiar with the regulations that are enforced by the OFCCP office. These include: Executive Order 11246 (E.O. 11246) prohibits discrimination, and requires affirmative action to ensure that all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503) prohibits … [Read More...]

Alphabet Soup: I is For… IDIQ

An Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract has no guaranteed total quantity of services or products that will be acquired.  There may be a guaranteed minimum quantity, or an estimated minimum/maximum quantity listed in the contract. The agency will issue Task Orders against the IDIQ contract on an ‘as-needed’ basis.   IAW In Accordance With When referencing drawings, specifications or standards IDEAS Interior Department Electronic Acquisition … [Read More...]

Marketing Monday’s: Doing Business With… the  Dept. Health & Human Services (DHHS)

Every federal agency has its own Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization Office (OSDBU or OSBU) that supports small businesses, proving information on contracting opportunities and other resources The Dept. Health & Human Services (HHS) website includes their Procurement Forecast Data Repository , which gives vendors a 'heads-up' on upcoming opportunities before the official solicitation is posted to SAM.gov. While this information is subject to change or cancellation, it … [Read More...]

Sole Source Contracts

A Sole Source contract may be issued if the agency believes that only one company is qualified to supply a certain product or service.    The Contracting Officer must conduct market research to justify the Sole Source, obtain formal approval and issue written documents known as ‘Justification & Approval’ (J&A) or ‘Justification for Other Than Open Contract’ (JOFOC). The justification must describe the proposed product or service; the contractor’s specific qualifications; the market … [Read More...]

Alphabet Soup: 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.    H2  H2 … [Read More...]

Marketing Mondays: Doing Business With…The Coast Guard

Every federal agency has its own Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization Office (OSDBU or OSBU) that supports small businesses, proving information on contracting opportunities and other resources The U.S. Coast Guard posts upcoming requirements in the Acquisition Planning and Forecast System (APFS) here. Requirements over $150,000 are posted in APFS early in the contracting process - BEFORE solicitations are posted on FedBizOpps.  At the Coast Guard website you can … [Read More...]

Home Middle #2 Widget

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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.