Posts Tagged: contract

Government Contracts- 5 Benefits of Having One

Currently over 5 million contractors have obtained government contracts ending Fiscal Year 2011. A government contract is not made for every company but if you build a realistic view of managing your contract there may be a great benefit. Here are five benefits of having a government contract: Stability– Maintaining compliance with the terms andRead… Read more »

4 Small Business Set Asides That Should Interest You

Small businesses in the federal government have procurements specifically set-aside for contract award. For a procurement to be set aside the Contracting Officer needs to have an expectation that at least two responsible small businesses will respond with an offer and the prices quoted are reasonable. According to size standards set forth in the SmallRead… Read more »

Using Sources Sought As A Marketing Tool

The government has many ways to perform market research, as described in FAR Part 10. One way is to issue a sources sought. Issuing a notice saves the government valuable time of reviewing sources to fulfill a requirement, it also ensures: Access to the market’s capability Determine acquisition strategy Assist with small business goal attainmentRead… Read more »

4 Core Regulations You Should Know

With any contract there are always rules and regulations and to have a contract with the federal government you need to adhere to the rules and regulations of the specific agency of your interest, in addition to the regulations of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). The FAR governs all federal contracts in the acquisition process.Read… Read more »

Top 5 Government Contract Websites

There are so many government contract opportunities that get passed by because many believe that there is one central website that caters to contract business. Federal Business Opportunities is the most popular site that receives a large portion of online traffic, But wait! I have good news many government agencies post opportunities internally as wellRead… Read more »

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, and Raytheon on Getting Your Foot In Their Door

If you had the opportunity to speak with VPs from Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Boeing simultaneously, what would you say? If you attended MED Week, you would have had the opportunity to figure out how your small businesses could align and even team with these primes. A panel discussion on supplier management —Read… Read more »

Should government employees “cool-off” before entering the contracting world?

A senate hearing earlier this week focused on Intelligence Community contracting presented several interesting thoughts. Most notably, a bi-partisan panel agreed with a CIA policy which prevents government employees from leaving the agency and immediately accepting contract work. Retirees are exempted. The whole idea is to prevent the “poaching” of the CIA’s top talent, whoRead… Read more »

The Cost of Compliance

Have you ever heard of a potential customer being “wowed” by a company’s policies and procedures ? NO of course not! Customers are impressed by slick technology, impressive office space and well spoken business development directors. Few small businesses ever want to spend their precious working capital on something as uniquely unglamorous as accounting andRead… Read more »

This Day in GovCon History, August 25, 1916: National Park Service Created

This article was originally published by GovWin’s Anthony Critelli August 25, 1916 is the day President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill creating the National Park Service (NPS) within the Department of the Interior. Interior had previously lacked the organization to effectively manage the then 14 national parks and 21 national monuments. The new agency wasRead… Read more »

Report: A/E Firms Will Need New Tactics To Stay Competitive

This was originally published by our assistant managing editor Sean Tucker The federal government is expected to cut spending and reduce the number of contracts it issues in coming years — even in fields that have seen rapid growth over the last decade. For architecture, engineering and construction (A/E) contractors, this means a tough, competitiveRead… Read more »