How Would Social Media React in a Disaster?

The Air Force is trying to learn how to manage social media in the event of a disaster or emergency situation. A recent Sources Sought notice is looking for a Disaster Management system that could … [Read more...]

Getting the Most Out of FedBizOpps

If you’re familiar with FedBizOpps, you know that almost all contract postings over $25,000 are available at that site, and that you can search for opportunities via keywords, NAICS (Industry) codes … [Read more...]

What is a ‘Set-Aside’ Contract?

How does an agency decide to 'set-aside' a contract for a small, 8(a), veteran-owned or woman-owned business? The Contracting Officer takes into account what is known as "The Rule of Two": A … [Read more...]

Buyer Beware! Life Doesn’t Come With Guarantees…And Neither Does GSA!

Last December, the Florida attorney general filed a complaint against a GSA consulting firm for violations of the Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.  The complaint alleges that the company … [Read more...]

Agency Forecasts of Opportunities

Many federal agencies post Forecasts of Opportunities at their websites, giving you advance notice of upcoming bids, often well before the RFQ is posted to FedBizOpps. For example, the Dept. of … [Read more...]

How to Market to Agencies

How to Market to Agencies Marketing directly to Contracting Officers with a corporate Capability Statement is a great way to begin – but it can be hard to get noticed, and too often your efforts … [Read more...]