Home Top Right

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DoD’s New Pilot Program for Innovative Products and Services

The Dept. of Defense has launched a new 4-year pilot program that will allow their Contracting Officers to buy ‘innovative goods and services’ without following formal RFP procedures. This class deviation includes any commercial “technology, process, or method, including research and development, that is new as of the date of submission of a proposal, or any application that is new as of the date of submission of a proposal of a technology, process, or method.” Instead of the normal RFP … [Read More...]

Federal Agencies Encourage Purchase of ‘Green’ Products

  Federal agencies must ensure that 95% of new contracts for products are for items that are energy-efficient; water-efficient; biobased; environmentally-preferable; are non-toxic or use less-toxic alternatives; are non-ozone depleting; or are made with recovered materials. https://sftool.gov/greenprocurement   Products listed on GSA’s Advantage website can include a number of ‘Green’ icons to identify the products’ attributes – buyers can search for products with these … [Read More...]

Doing Business with the US Citizenship & Immigration Services

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services will host its first Quarterly Conference Call with Industry on July 31, 2018, at 1:00 pm EDT. The agency will be discussing FY18 fourth quarter requirements, statuses, and future year's major requirements. The call will be limited to 500 callers and last no more than two hours. Call-in instructions and the presentation slides will be posted to FedBizOpps prior to the event. Submit questions in advance to Vendoroutreach@uscis.dhs.gov by July … [Read More...]

NAICS Code Appeals

When a solicitation is issued, the Contracting Officer designates the NAICS code which best describes the principal purpose of the product or service being acquired, and the corresponding size standard. Since size standards differ by NAICS code, your business may be considered ‘Small’ under one NAICS code but not another.  If the award is set-aside for a small business, the decision to designate a certain NAICS code could affect your eligibility. Contracting Officers designate NAICS codes … [Read More...]

Small Disadvantaged Business – Self-Certify or 8(a)?

Should a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) self-certify its status in the System for Award Management? Or is it better to complete the more rigorous requirements for the 8(a) Business Development Program?  Which route should you take? Given the extra work involved, what advantages does the 8(a) program offer you?  Think carefully before you launch into this decision. Some contracts are specifically set-aside for 8(a) program participants, and exclude those who simply self-certify as a … [Read More...]

Government Contracts – Changes and Terminations

  Changes to Your Contract The Contracting Officer can change the specifications or terms, as long as these changes are "within the general scope of the contract." If the changes affect the general nature of the contract after it's been awarded, you're entitled to a fair adjustment in price and delivery schedule. Some changes may be unilateral, while other changes may be bilateral, and require your agreement. The contract will include provisions for resolving disagreements … [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.