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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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DSBS – Your Capability Statement to the Government

  As you’re probably aware, federal agencies have goals for awarding a certain percentage of their contract dollars to particular types of businesses (23% for small businesses; 5 % for women-owned; 5 % for small disadvantaged; 3 % for HUBZone; 3 % for service-disabled veteran-owned). How do the agencies find these small businesses? Contracting Officers are required to do market research, and reach out to small business contractors that can do the work and meet their agency’s goals.  … [Read More...]

SAM Registration Update – Notarized Authorization Requirement Expanded & Clarified

  Two weeks ago we wrote about the recent hack into the System for Award Management (SAM) site,  where some registered companies found their bank account information altered, allowing  contract payments to be re-routed to a hacker’s bank account.   Following this hack, SAM added a requirement for a signed notarized letter from the company, identifying their authorized Administrator, before activating any new registration.   Now SAM has expanded this requirement, to … [Read More...]

Contractor Alert – E-mail Scam Sending Fake Purchase Orders to Contractors

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) posted a notice on FedBizOpps today, alerting businesses about an email scam that’s sending out fake RFQs and POs to federal contractors. The notice lists an email address where you can send any suspicious emails, as well as contact details if you need to verify the accuracy of any RFQ or PO you receive. … [Read More...]

What Should a Capability Statement Look Like?

Unlike a corporate brochure, your Capability statement is brief, emphasizes your experience, and lists information and codes specific to federal contracting (GSA #; CAGE code; NAICS codes; small business status, and set-asides).   Capability Statements Show: Core Competencies: short introductory statement, with bullet points of key words Past Performance: past customers for whom your business has done similar work Differentiators: How do you stand out from the competition? Why … [Read More...]

Bid Protests Go Online – and Include a Filing Fee

  The Government Accountability Office plans to launch an Electronic Bid Protest Docketing System on May 1st , where you can securely file protests to federal contract awards. In the past, bid protests have been free, but the new system will charge a $350 filing fee, intended to recoup the cost of building the new system.   A bid protest is a challenge to the terms of a solicitation, or to the award of a contract. Protests may be filed against federal government … [Read More...]

Two Scams Aimed at Veterans

The US Postal Inspection Service and AARP are warning former and current military members about scams aimed at Veterans, including fake charitable giving requests, and Veterans benefit or pension buyouts. Fake charities that claim to benefit Veterans are a proven strategy for scammers, and often use names that sound like authentic organizations. Be wary when you are asked to donate to charities with the word “Veterans” in their name, and  check out their name and reputation on sites like the … [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.