Home Top Right

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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...]

GSA to Require DocuSign and Multi-Factor Authorization for All Contract Offers and Modifications

Beginning on Nov. 30th, all GSA schedule contract holders will use DocuSign to digitally sign documents in eOffer and eMod.   Note that, during the DocuSign transition period, Nov. 25-29, contractors and offerors will not be able to submit new offers and requests for modifications in eOffer and eMod. All documents pending signature must be signed by the contracting officer and contractor/offeror no later than Nov. 23rd.     Also, by early next year (late Q2 of FY 2021,the eOffer … [Read More...]

Alphabet Soup: 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 they're getting the best pricing, delivery and terms, since each company has already pre-negotiated pricing and terms with … [Read More...]

Marketing Mondays: Doing Business With…the Department of Labor

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 Department of Labor’s OSDBU web page has a lot of great information to help you market to the agency, including OSDBU Key personnel and phone numbers, Agency credit card holders, IT representatives, Small business specialists, training representatives, the department’s … [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.