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...]

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...]

Recent Hack Prompts Changes to SAM Registration Process

Yesterday’s blog talked about the recent hack into the System for Award Management (SAM) site,  where some registered companies found their bank account information altered, allowing  contract … [Read more...]

Has Your SAM Registration Been Hacked?

GSA released a memo on 03/22 , after they discovered that  information in SAM had been hacked -  some contractors registered in SAM have had their bank account information altered, so that contract … [Read more...]

What is a ‘J&A’ Document?

A Justification and Approval (J&A) document is required if the Contracting Officer needs to award a contract without competition. Federal Acquisition Regulation #6.302 lists the circumstances … [Read more...]

Small-Business Set-Asides – Limits on Subcontracting

If a contract is a small business set-aside, the small business must perform a certain percentage of the work themselves - Federal Acquisitions limit how much of the work can be subcontracted. FAR … [Read more...]