How Does the Federal Government Buy What They Need? Part Two: Contract Types

In a previous blog we discussed the various ways the government buys – from micro-purchases, to simplified acquisition, sealed bids, Requests for Proposals or Quotes, and consolidated purchasing … [Read more...]

How Does the Federal Government Buy What They Need? Part One: Buying Methods

We all use different methods to buy what we need.  For a gallon of milk, we might stop on the way home from work at the most convenient store, rather than the place offering the cheapest price. But if … [Read more...]

Resource Guide for Small Businesses

GSA’s ‘Access to Government Contracting ‘outlines the resources available to small businesses.  The one-page guide lists information on: Procurement Listings Partnering Opportunities and Other … [Read more...]

HUBZone Small Businesses – Free Webinar Series

The SBA is offering a FREE 6-part webinar series, designed to help small businesses navigate the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone Program.  The hour-long webinars will be held from 2pm … [Read more...]

How Are Contracts Set-Aside?

The Contracting Officer takes into account what is known as "The Rule of Two": A reasonable expectation that offers will be received by at least two responsible small businesses within a specific … [Read more...]

What Is Ability One?

The AbilityOne® program requires federal agencies to purchase certain products and services from the National Institutes for the Blind (NIB) and the National Institute for the Severely Handicapped … [Read more...]