E is For…EPA

The Economic Price Adjustment (EPA) clause applies to GSA Schedule contracts, and allows for price increases over the life of your contract, under specific circumstances. The amount and timing of any … [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...]

Alphabet Soup – Decoding Government Jargon/Terminology

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 … [Read more...]

SBA Increases Some Small Business Size Standards

Effective August 17, the SBA will be increasing many of the standards they use to determine if a business is considered ‘Small’ for federal contracting opportunities. Some businesses currently … [Read more...]