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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Calling All Developers – Submit your Disaster Response Apps to FirstNet

The Department of Commerce partnered with AT&T to develop FirstNet - a broadband network exclusively for first responders – and now wants to build a dedicated app store for public safety-related products.   FirstNet is encouraging developers to submit smartphone and tablet applications for approval. The developer program will feed the FirstNet app store, providing public safety with a one-stop shop for reliable, highly secure solutions optimized for the FirstNet … [Read More...]

A Step-by-Step Path to Submitting Your GSA Proposal

A General Services Administration Schedule contract (GSA contract) can also be referred to as a Federal Supply Schedule contract (FSS contract) or a Multiple Award Schedule Contract (MAS contract). These contracts offer a great opportunity for many small businesses to sell their products and services to federal agencies….but where do you begin?   The process can be very confusing - even the use of these three interchangeable terms is confusing, and you’ve not even begun! GSA’s new MAS … [Read More...]

NAICS Codes and Size Standards – 2017 Update

Effective October 1st 2017, the SBA has updated its Table of Small Business Size Standards, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued a revision of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The revised NAICS Codes and their corresponding size standards will be available in SAM for use in entity registrations starting October 7, 2017. … [Read More...]

Can You Offer Disaster Response Help?

When national emergencies or natural disasters occur, supplies and services need to be rushed to affected areas quickly. Small businesses can contract with the federal government to assist in relief and recovery efforts following a major disaster. Government agencies search the Disaster Response Registry to find contractors that can help respond to disasters, offering debris removal, distribution of supplies, reconstruction, and other disaster or emergency relief supplies and services. When … [Read More...]

Temporary Hurricane Response Jobs at the SBA

Want to help Americans affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma?  The SBA is looking to fill a number of temporary help positions, to assist with disaster relief efforts during the 2017 hurricane season. The temporary positions will run to December 31st. Bilingual language skills are a plus.   … [Read More...]

Federal Buyers Should Consider Quality, Not Just Cost

  With “Lowest Price Technically Acceptable” (LPTA) contracts, price is the principal factor for award. While this is a perfectly acceptable way to evaluate offers for certain commercial commodities, it can be misused.   The Promoting Value Based Procurement Act would discourage agencies from relying on LPTA awards unless they can show that non-price factors (experience, quality etc) are unlikely to make a big difference.   The bill was approved, and now proceeds … [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.