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...]

Is a GSA Schedule Contract Right for You? Free Training Programs Can Help You Decide

GSA Schedule Contracts can be a great opportunity for a small business to sell their products and services to the federal government - 80% of schedule contract holders are small businesses, and … [Read more...]

Marketing Mondays – Doing Business With the Dept Health & Human Services

The Dept. Health & Human Services (HHS) website includes their Procurement Forecast Data Repository , which gives vendors a 'heads-up' on upcoming opportunities before the official solicitation is … [Read more...]

GSA to Re-Open Schedule 75 (Office Products) To New Offers

The majority of GSA contracts are open continuously, meaning that you can submit your proposal at any time. However, Schedule 75 (Office Supplies and Services) has been closed to new offers for … [Read more...]

Cyber-Security for Small Businesses – Free 30-Minute Course

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a series of free, self-paced training courses for small businesses, including this one focusing on cybersecurity issues. Topics include: Defining … [Read more...]