How Does the Federal Government Buy What They Need? Part Two: Contract Types

In a previous blog we discussed the various ways the government buys – from micro-purchases, to simplified acquisition, sealed bids, Requests for Proposals or Quotes, and consolidated purchasing … [Read more...]

Why Past Performance is Important

When you submit a proposal to an agency you will generally be asked to include past performance history - references and examples of previous work you have performed.  Agencies are often risk-averse, … [Read more...]

How Are Bids Evaluated?

When you submit a proposal how does the agency evaluate the bids they receive?   Solicitation documents are formatted in a specific, consistent way.  Look for Section M “Evaluation Factors … [Read more...]

Construction, Maintenance & Repair Contracts

Many contracts for construction, maintenance or repair are awarded as Indefinite-Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) or Multiple-Award-Task-Order-Contracts (MATOC). An agency will issue an RFP and … [Read more...]

Doing Business with the US Coast Guard – Construction

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center - Construction purchases a wide variety of requirements and services, including construction/maintenance of shore facilities, … [Read more...]

Take Advantage of Subcontract Opportunities

If you’re interested in doing business with the federal government but don’t know where to start, you might want to consider subcontracting. Less Red Tape: As a subcontractor, you won’t have to … [Read more...]