Home Top Right

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New Regulation Impacts EVERY Federal Contractor

  Part B of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020, Section 889 comes into effect on August 12th, and will affect EVERY federal contractor. It prohibits the government from contracting with any company that uses certain telecommunication equipment or services produced by 5 Chinese-based companies (Huawei; ZTE Corp; Hytera; Hangzhou Hikivsion; Dahau Technology) It applies to every industry; to every size contract; whether or not the equipment/services are used specifically … [Read More...]

Woman-Owned Small Businesses – No More Self-Certification

  The federal government's goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to women-owned small businesses each year.   A Woman-Owned Small Business may self-certify as such when registering at the System for Award Management (SAM) website. However, if a solicitation is set-aside for Women-Owned Small Businesses, only those that have completed the formal certification process are eligible for award. (If a solicitation is not specifically set-aside for … [Read More...]

GSA Contract Holder? Thinking About Submitting a Proposal? GSA’s FREE Webinar Series Could Help

  GSA is offering a series of FREE, one-hour webinars, each one focusing on a different aspect of a Multiple Awards Schedule contract – aka a ‘GSA Contract’. Webinars will be offered every other week, beginning on May 12th The webinars are designed for new vendors, but could be beneficial to any company with a GSA contract - as well as for a company who is considering submitting a proposal. Topics include Sales Tracking Scope of Contract Trade Agreements Act Pricing … [Read More...]

SBA Offers Easier Access to Disaster Loans for Small Businesses

  The SBA has revised the criteria for states seeking an economic injury declaration related to Coronavirus: Faster, Easier Qualification Process for States: states are only required to certify that at least five small businesses have suffered substantial economic injury. Expanded, Statewide Access to SBA Disaster Assistance Loans: loans will be available statewide following an economic injury declaration.   “….most small businesses that need credit during these … [Read More...]

Coronavirus and Interruptions to Contract Performance

  What happens if I can’t provide the products or services offered in my federal contract?   First, look carefully at the official language in your contract, specifically Federal Acquisition Regulation FAR 52.249-14 – Excusable Delays, which includes delays caused by epidemics and quarantine restrictions. Paragraph f of the regulation also states that “the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing as soon as it is reasonably possible after the commencement … [Read More...]

State and Local Governments Can Use GSA’s Purchasing Power in an Emergency or Disaster

  GSA's Disaster Purchasing Program allows state and local governments to buy supplies and services directly from all GSA Schedule Vendors, to facilitate disaster preparation, response, or major disaster recovery. Purchases made in support of recovery must be in response to a Stafford Act Presidential declaration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) manages the list of declared disasters. Products currently available on GSA’s Advantage purchasing site … [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.