Government Shutdown – How Will it Affect Contracts?

Since 2015, agencies are required to keep and regularly update their documented shutdown plans. These plans vary significantly from agency to agency. Here's how a few of them have responded: DHS … [Read more...]

FedBizOpps – More than Just RFQ Notices

If you’re only using FedBizOpps to search for RFQ/RFP opportunities, you may be missing out on a lot of great information. For any large opportunity, agencies must do a great deal of market research … [Read more...]

Agencies Are Looking for Small Businesses

Every federal agency has a Small Business Utilization Office (OSBU) that reaches out to small businesses. In FedBizOpps, search for terms like ‘Industry Day’, ‘Vendor Day’, ‘Open House’ or … [Read more...]

Agencies Can’t Buy From You If They Don’t Know You Exist!

Federal Acquisition Regulations require Contracting Officers to make every effort to find qualified small business vendors, and to document their efforts to reach out to small, disadvantaged, 8a, … [Read more...]

Getting the Most Out of FedBizOpps

If you’re familiar with FedBizOpps, you know that almost all contract postings over $25,000 are available at that site, and that you can search for opportunities via keywords, NAICS (Industry) codes … [Read more...]

Agency Forecasts of Opportunities

Many federal agencies post Forecasts of Opportunities at their websites, giving you advance notice of upcoming bids, often well before the RFQ is posted to FedBizOpps. For example, the Dept. of … [Read more...]