Subcontracting Opportunities With the Department of Defense

Whenever a large business is awarded a contract over a certain dollar amount, they must submit a Subcontracting Plan to the agency. The Subcontracting Plan details exactly how they will reach out to … [Read more...]

D is for….DPAS

Some Purchase Orders/RFQs issued by the Department of Defense are assigned priority ratings, under a system known as the Defense Priority Allocation System, or DPAS.  DX-rated orders have the highest … [Read more...]

Keep Your Business Safe – Develop a Cybersecurity Plan

Small businesses are more dependent on the Internet than ever before, but many don’t have a formal cybersecurity plan. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has a free online resource designed … [Read more...]

C is for… Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG)

The Environmental Protection Agency’s CPG Program promotes the use of recovered materials. Purchasing agents are required to buy products with the highest practicable recovered-material content. The … [Read more...]

B is for….Basis of Award (BoA)

The term ‘Basis of Award’ (BoA) is used during a GSA contract proposal, and determines the class of commercial customer on which to base your GSA award. During proposal negotiations, GSA will look in … [Read more...]

Doing Business with the Army Corps of Engineers

  The Army Corps of Engineers’ Small Business Program has over 48 Districts and Centers across the country.  They work with Contracting Officers and other personnel to determine which … [Read more...]