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The Federal Aviation Authority Transitions to Beta.SAM

When most federal agencies moved their contract opportunities from the old FedBizOpps system to the new Beta.SAM  system last year, the Federal Aviation Authority initially held out, and kept their opportunities posted to their own site. Now that the agency has resolved compatibility issues, they will move to the Beta.SAM website, effective February 1, 2020. The FAA Contacting Opportunities site will no longer be active, and vendors must go to Beta.SAM for FAA contract opportunities.  All … [Read More...]

No More ‘Open Ratings’ Reports for GSA Contract Proposals

  If you’re planning to submit a GSA contract proposal, be aware of recent changes to the Past Performance requirements for new offerors. As of Friday Dec. 6th, GSA will no longer be using the ‘Open Ratings’ reporting system to evaluate your company’s Past Performance. You’ll need to demonstrate a pattern of past performance in one of two ways: You’ve had previous government contracting experience, and have 3 or more CPARS assessment reports on file, or   If you … [Read More...]

Writing a Business Plan – a Road Map to Success

  The SBA is currently celebrating "Write a Business Plan Month", and encouraging you to take that first, most important step: writing your Business Plan. There’s no standard way to create a business plan. Some owners prefer a more traditional format that's often requested by lenders and investors, which includes an executive summary, company description, market analysis, and financial projections. But perhaps a simpler approach is best for you right now - a few simple charts … [Read More...]

Important Advance Notice for ALL Current GSA Contract Holders

  GSA will be issuing a Mass Modification to ALL current Schedule contract holders in January. The modification will update your contract(s) to reflect the new consolidated Schedule that was released last month. The new single Schedule solicitation features a simplified format, streamlined terms and conditions, and new categories and SINs. The consolidated solicitation and attachments are posted on Beta.Sam.gov and includes: Solicitation Available Offerings Summary Document … [Read More...]

I is for… IDIQ

An Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract has no guaranteed total quantity of services or products that will be acquired.  There may be a guaranteed minimum quantity, or an estimated minimum/maximum quantity listed in the contract. The agency will issue Task Orders against the IDIQ contract on an ‘as-needed’ basis. … [Read More...]

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. … [Read More...]

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