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Helping small businesses get government contracts

Guy Timberlake, chief visionary officer of the American Small Business Coalition joins host Markt Amtower to talk about the organization, and how it helps companies that want to do business with the government.
May 30, 2011 (Encore presentation June 6, 2011)

Tags: contracting , american Small Business Coalition , Guy Timberlake , micropurchase program , SBA NAIC , Federal Procurement Data System , USASpending.gov , FedBizopps.gov , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/30/2011, 09:48pm EDT
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FAA's Washington to retire after 33 years in government

Washington said he wants to pursue work in the commercial aviation industry.

Tags: management , contracting , James Washington , FAA , acquisition workforce , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 02:54pm EST

DHS issues $22 billion IT RFP

EAGLE II is a follow-on to the current contract. DHS is planning big changes for how it runs this new contract. Bids are due in January.

Tags: contracting , industry , DHS , IT services , Eagle II , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 01:54pm EDT

CDC aims to standardize IT behind health data

Agency awarded spots on the $5 billion technology services deal to 30 companies, including 15 small businesses. The contract is open to state and local governments, which receive grants from CDC. The goal is to promote standards and interoperability to share public health information.

Tags: technology , contracting , Jim Seligman , Thomas Frieden , CDC , technology services , state and local , interoperability , standards , multiple award contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 07:42am EDT
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SBA lifts GTSI suspension; CEO forced to resign

GTSI can go back to working with federal agencies, but the company must pull back from any contracts where small businesses are prime vendors. GTSI also must have an SBA-approved monitor its current and future dealings with small businesses.

Tags: industry , contracting , SBA , GTSI , Alaskan Native Corporations , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 01:28pm EDT
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SBA to name new HUBZone director

Grande Lum will lead a program that has been plagued by fraud and abuse. GAO successfully received HUBZone certifications for three bogus firms in sting operation. SBA administrator promises more oversight of the program.

Tags: contracting , management , Karen Mills , Nydia Velazquez , Sam Graves , Greg Kutz , House Small Business Committee , SBA , GAO , DOJ , HUBZone program , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 02:17pm EDT

Acquisition workforce training going virtual

GSA signs agreement with the Federal Acquisition Institute and the Defense Acquisition University to improve and standardize training for contracting officers and contracting specialists. The agency also signs an agreement to improve small business access to the schedules.

Tags: contracting , Houston Taylor , Ed O'Hare , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , Federal Acquisition Institute , Defense Acquisition University , Coalition for Government Procurement , acquisition workforce , schedule contracts

Friday - 04/30/2010, 06:09am EDT
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Obama calls for more small business contracting

The President also establishes a new task force on veterans small business development. New executive order on small business requires a new Web site to list agency small business contracting data. The order also creates a new interagency taskforce to make recommendations on improving federal progress in meeting governmentwide goals.

Tags: contracting , Barack Obama , OMB , SBA , Commerce , Interagency task force on small business contracti , Small business Web site , Veterans-owned businesses , executive order

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 06:11am EDT

Small business contracting bill brings changes

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee passes small business contracting bill focusing on four main areas. Agencies would have to justify bundled contracts and create new policy to oversee subcontracting. Vendors do not support all provisions of the bill.

Tags: contracting , Mary Landrieu , Olympia Snowe , Ben Cardin , Greg Willis , Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committ , House Small Business Committee , SBA , GSA , Larry Allen , Coalition for Government Procurement , small business goals , contract bundling , Subcontracting , Small business size standards , Multiple award contracts

Friday - 03/05/2010, 07:18am EST
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VA sets rules for set-aside program

Final regulation applies to all agencies for determining eligibility of veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Agencies spent almost $20 billion with these firms in 2008.

Tags: contracting , VA , SBA , GAO , Veteran-owned small business , Service-disabled veteran owned small business ,

Monday - 02/08/2010, 04:50pm EST
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