Doing Business With… the US Coast Guard

The US Coast Guard Contracting Office posts upcoming requirements here.  Requirements over $250,000 are posted early in the contracting process, before solicitations appear on FedBizOpps (FBO). The … [Read more...]

Doing Business With….the Department of the Interior (DOI)

Every federal agency has a Department of Small Business Utilization (OSBU/OSDBU), tasked with helping small businesses connect with opportunities in their specific department. At the Department of … [Read more...]

Alphabet Soup: A is for…Ability

Ability One (aka JWOD, the Jarvit’s Wagner O’Day Act) requires federal agencies to purchase certain products and services from the National Institutes for the Blind (NIB) and the National Institute … [Read more...]

Interested in 8(a) or WOSB Certification? Here’s How to Get Started

What documents do I need to begin the application process?  How can I find out if my business is eligible? Start by reading the SBA’s checklist. To make things easier, gather these documents before … [Read more...]

Five *BIG* Changes Coming in 2020!

1) GSA Consolidation of Schedules Last month GSA issued a Mass Mod to all current contract holders, merging their 24 separate schedules into a single consolidated schedule. Current contractors have … [Read more...]

“Lender Match” from the SBA- What’s it all About?

The SBA offers a service called ‘Lender Match’, a free online referral tool that connects small businesses with participating SBA-approved lenders. More than 800 lenders participate in the SBA … [Read more...]