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Rep. Chabot takes new approach to increasing small business contracting

A new bill from the House Small Business Committee chairman would require SBA to develop a new methodology to measure how effective agencies are in ensuring small firms receive prime and subcontracts awards.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Congress , House Small Business Committee , Steve Chabot , SBA , reverse auctions , contract bundling , small business contracting goals , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/20/2015, 05:36pm EDT

New year may bring more small business help from Washington

Gridlock in Washington in recent years has stalled tax bills and other legislation aimed at helping small companies, but such proposals are expected to be on the agenda in the Republican-led Congress.

Tags: Congress , SBA , Small Business Administration , industry , John Arensmeyer , Todd McCracken

Thursday - 01/01/2015, 11:26am EST

Contracting Myth No. 9 - Only the big guys succeed

Congress ranks small business right up there with motherhood and apple pie. Small businesses should take advantage of this fact, says contracting expert Tim Sullivan.

Tags: 10 Myths of Government Contracting , Tim Sullivan , acquisition , contracting , SBA

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 03:27am EST

GSA wins last bid protest, reopens office supplies contract

The Government Accountability Office denied the sixth and final protest of the OS3 strategic sourcing contract awards. GSA expects the contract to save the government $90 million a year.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , Tom Sharpe , strategic sourcing , Office Supplies 3 , GAO , Rick Vogel , Coast to Coast Office Products , Kevin Paul , bid protest , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/08/2014, 03:22am EST

Glenn Delgado, Associate Administrator Office of Small Business Programs, NASA

For the first time in nearly a decade, the government earned an 'A' for meeting its small business contracting goals. That's 23 percent of contracting dollars across the government. NASA got the equivalent of an 'A+'. Nearly 30 percent of its contracts went to small and disadvantaged businesses. How did they do it? Glenn Delgado is associate administrator of NASA's Office of Small Business Programs. He told Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive that the commitment starts at the top.

Tags: Glenn Delgado , NASA , contracting , SBA

Monday - 08/04/2014, 02:59pm EDT
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SBA delays in implementing rule changes costs small contractors millions

Lawmakers and small business contractors are wondering why the Small Business Administration has not implemented the procurement reforms that President Obama signed into law 18 months ago.

Tags: SBA , industry , contracting , set aside contracts , House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting a , Richard Hanna , NDAA , Charlotte Baker , John Shoraka , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 12:14pm EDT

Obama renews initiative helping small fed contractors get paid quickly

President Obama announced Friday that he will renew the QuickPay initative, requiring federal agencies to expedite payments to small business contractors. He also will launch SupplierPay, bringing together 26 large and small companies. SupplierPay builds on the success of QuickPay, and requires committed companies to pay small suppliers faster. It also asks them to support those suppliers' access to low-cost capital.

Tags: QuickPay , SupplierPay , White House , President Obama , contracting

Friday - 07/11/2014, 11:38am EDT

8,400 additional businesses to qualify for SBA loans, assistance

The Small Business Administration adjusted its monetary size standards for inflation, allowing nearly 9,000 additional small businesses to qualify for loans and financial assistance.

Tags: industry , Small Business Administration , size standards , Shefali Kapadia

Monday - 06/16/2014, 10:15am EDT

Doing business with the federal government

Ed Swallow, vice president, Business Development, Federal and Defense Technologies at Northrop Grumman, provide tips on what your company can do to increase its chances of winning government contracts.
June 2, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Ed Swallow , Northrup Grumman , LinkedIn , business development , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 06/02/2014, 07:59pm EDT
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GSA picks 74 vendors for unrestricted OASIS contract

GSA announces the winners under the new multiple-award contract for complex professional services. GSA made 225 awards to 74 contractors across the seven functional areas of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract.

Tags: OASIS , GSA , contracting , acquisition , industry , Tom Sharpe , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:56pm EDT
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