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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Watch Out for These Email Scams

The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry have issued a warning about last-minute phishing email scams. Tax-related scams often peak at this time of year. Scam emails may appear to come from a tax software provider, a bank, a credit card company or even the IRS, and may ask for sensitive information like passwords, Social Security numbers and bank account or credit card numbers. One new scam poses as a taxpayer, asking their tax preparer to make a last-minute change to their refund … [Read More...]

Marketing to Agencies – Dept. Homeland Security

Each agency reaches out to small businesses differently.  The Dept. of Homeland Security holds monthly Small Business Sessions - pre-arranged 15-minute appointments with Small Business Specialists, as well as prime contractors who currently have DHS contracts. The schedule for 2017 allows you to plan an appointment in advance The department website has an extensive list of Points-of-Contact for Small Business Specialists, as well as for their Office of Small Business (OSBU) staff … [Read More...]

Who Will Build President Trump’s Wall? RFP to be issued next week – Awards expected by mid-April

The Dept. of Homeland Security will be issuing a solicitation around March 6th for the design and build of several prototype wall structures along the Mexico border. Vendors will submit a concept paper of their prototypes by March 10th; offerors will be selected by March 20th, full proposals will be due by March 24th, and multiple awards are planned by mid-April. … [Read More...]

FedBizOpps – More than Just RFQ Notices

If you’re only using FedBizOpps to search for RFQ/RFP opportunities, you may be missing out on a lot of great information. For any large opportunity, agencies must do a great deal of market research in advance, to determine the best procurement approach. Sources Sought -Market Research - Request for Information This is one way the agency reaches out to industry. Can the opportunity be set-aside for a small, veteran or woman-owned   business?  If the agency believes there are at least 2 … [Read More...]

Free Quick Start Guide to SAM – for Federal Contract or Grant Registrations

Registration at the System for Award Management (SAM) is FREE.  Don’t be fooled by an official-looking website that charges you to complete your registration!  Make sure the website ends in SAM.gov ..NOT .com/.org/.biz or anything similar.   SAM offers these Quick Start Guides to help you complete your registration for Federal Contracts or Grants. … [Read More...]

Maintaining Your GSA Contract

Modifications A GSA-Schedule contract is awarded for 5 years, with options to extend the contract in 5-year increments, up to 20 years! Of course during that time you will need to keep the contract current and accurate – you may wish to add or delete products or services; increase or decrease prices; or change administrative details such as Points-of-Contact. Modifications are a two-step process – first, your modification request is submitted via GSA’s eMod system.  Once approved, the revised … [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.