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...]

What is an NSN Number?

A National Stock Number, or NSN, is applied to an item that is repeatedly procured, stocked, stored and used throughout the federal supply system. NSNs are used to identify and manage a huge range … [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...]

Regulations Encourage Communication with Industry

  Before the Formal Solicitation is Posted At the beginning of the procurement process, any communication with industry is considered market research.(FAR Part 10), which can help the … [Read more...]

Agencies Track Your Contract Performance – Part Two

In an earlier blog we discussed the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System, or CPARS, which is used to document how well you meet the deliverables of an awarded contract. Agencies must … [Read more...]

Resources for Woman-Owned Small Businesses

The SBA website has some great resources for women-owned small businesses including:Office of Women’s Business Ownership: business training, counseling, federal contracts, and access to credit and … [Read more...]