What Does the Government Buy? It May Surprise You!

When you think about federal purchasing, it’s easy to imagine large, complex military-type products and services.  But federal agencies also purchase large quantities of the more mundane stuff of life … [Read more...]

GSA Schedules Spotlight… Schedule 738X

There are over 40 GSA Schedules, covering many different products and services.  Some are large and well known, such as Schedule 70 for IT products and services. Others you may not be aware … [Read more...]

GSA Plans New IT Contracts This Spring.

GSA currently has several Government-Wide Acquisition Contract vehicles (GWACS), specifically for IT services, and expects to begin issuing new RFPs and Requests for Information for these vehicles in … [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...]

FEMA’s Information Technology Plan for the Next Five Years

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has posted its IT acquisition plans for the next five years, FY15-FY20, including their priorities, and the types of RFPs it will issue. FEMA’s goal … [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...]