Doing Business with the Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard posts upcoming requirements in the Acquisition Planning and Forecast System (APFS). Requirements over $150,000 are posted in APFS early in the contracting process - BEFORE … [Read more...]

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 … [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  … [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 … [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 … [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, … [Read more...]