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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Marketing Mondays – Doing Business With the Dept Health & Human Services

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 FedBizOpps. While this information is subject to change or cancellation, it can be a great way to plan for the year ahead. The agency  recognizes that market research is an important part of acquisition planning, and that frequent and effective communication with industry can be one of … [Read More...]

GSA to Re-Open Schedule 75 (Office Products) To New Offers

The majority of GSA contracts are open continuously, meaning that you can submit your proposal at any time. However, Schedule 75 (Office Supplies and Services) has been closed to new offers for several years. That will change this month, when GSA plans to reopen a new and improved Schedule 75 to new offers. In addition to the existing (legacy) SINS, there will be a set of new ‘enhanced’ SINs, known as Office Supplies Fourth Generation (OS4) Offerors will need to demonstrate their … [Read More...]

Cyber-Security for Small Businesses – Free 30-Minute Course

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a series of free, self-paced training courses for small businesses, including this one focusing on cybersecurity issues. Topics include: Defining cybersecurity; Explaining the importance of securing information through best cybersecurity practices; Identifying types of information that should be secured; Identifying the types of cyber threats; Defining risk management; and Listing best practices for guarding against cyber threats.  The course is … [Read More...]

Micro-Purchase Threshold Increase Could Benefit Small Businesses

Last month, President Trump signed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the rules that determine how the federal government purchases commercial item. The Micro-Purchase Threshold has increased for civilian agencies from $3,000 to $10,000.   Purchases below this threshold do not require competition. For purchases between $10,000 and $250,000, (the Simplified Acquisition threshold) there is a requirement for competition, but it’s simplified. … [Read More...]

Veteran-Owned Certification – Top 10 Reasons for Denial

Your business may clearly be veteran-owned, but many applications are denied because of failure to establish control in decision-making and day-to-day management of the business. The veteran-owner must have full control over the day-to-day management, decision-making, and strategic policy of the business; possess experience needed to manage the business; be the highest-compensated employee (or explain how taking lower compensation benefits the business); devote full-time to the business; hold … [Read More...]

Can’t Attend an Agency’s Industry Day?

Agencies often post notices to FedBizOpps about upcoming Industry Days, but it can be expensive and time-consuming to attend.  In many cases the presentations are posted after the event to FBO, or you can contact the Contracting Officer listed and ask if the presentation will be available. In this example, an Industry Day was held at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard on Dec 19th.  After the event the agency posted a PowerPoint presentation, along with a series of Q&A from attendees. … [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.