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For The Government Sector
The ASBC eNewsletter for Government and Industry

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The American Small Business Coalition

A Trusted B2G Community Cultivating Grassroots Success.

Issue Date: 21 September 2009
Greetings!

process graphicHow are your plans coming along for how your organization will identify and prosecute government sector business opportunities in FY 2010?

Especially for small businesses, the landscape is changing and you need to keep an eye and ear out so you know how these changes can/will affect your strategy and the way you leverage the various available resources.

This edition of For The Government Sector includes information about upcoming business opportunities and proposed legislative changes potentially relevant to you.
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Matthew Weigelt of FCW recently reached out to our Chief Visionary and two other industry experts (Bill Gormley, former assistant acquisition commissioner at GSA and Robert Burton, former deputy administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy) for recommendations the new Administration should consider in the areas related to Government Acquisition. The article which is entitled "A handbook on acquisition reforms" discusses three topics: the General Services Administration's schedule contracts, interagency contracting and small-business set-aside contracts, experts say President Barack Obama's acquisition team needs to get up-to-speed on in particular.

reading the paperAs you review this and the other information included, we hope you'll consider The ASBC Community as a resource for your organization as you press forward. No matter if you are Government or Industry, Small, Medium or Large Business, there are benefits which can be derived  as a visitor or Member, based on your unique goals and objectives.

For an idea of how our Members leverage their relationship with us, click here to view recently submitted testimonials.

Have a great week!

- The ASBC
General Update
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Washington Breakfast Club™ chair Brad Glasco of Microsoft Federal (left) stands with Army Intel Chief Information Officer, Lynn Schnurr at the September 2009 gathering of the WBC entitled "The State of Army Intelligence".

They are joined by Martin Saenz of Signs by Saenz, an annual sponsor and CORE™ Small Business Member who recently posted a double-tap SBGovWins Update for contract wins with Fort Rucker and the Pentagon. His update can be seen in this newsletter.


Small Business? Yes. No. Maybe So?
businessman questionSo there was this House Resolution proposed by an Alabama Congressman...

This is not a setup for a Groucho Marx joke, but an actual situation happening right now on the Hill which might have a dramatic effect on the ability of small businesses to do business in the government sector. View my comments in the "Chief Visionary: In Brief" (to the right) and visit the Chief Visionary Blog to view the resolution.

Partner Opportunity: Do You Know HSEEP?
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CORE™ Small Business Members providing Emergency Management Training, and Development/Facilitation of Exercises, currently registered with DMBE in the State of VA  should click here for a subcontracting opportunity with a well-known prime contractor. This was routed to us thanks to one of our Trusted B2B Members keeping an ear to the ground for our contractors!

An Opportunity to Make the Connection
On Monday, September 28th we will host a PrimeConnect™ event, a qualified teaming/matchmaking activity with real opportunities for small businesses with capabilities relevant to the capture and delivery MG Williamsobjectives of prospective partners and prime contractors.

This application-based event is specific to the goals of our partner Mission Essential Personnel (MEP), a PrimeConnection™ Member (and Founding Member) of The ASBC, with a need to identify small businesses currently provisioning worldwide intelligence analysis services and support that are directly related to functions such as All Source Intel Gathering, HUMINT and CI support, Open Source analysis, SIGINT and MASINT analysis.

To see if your company qualifies to participate in this activity to be considered as a partner on identified upcoming agency requirements, please click on this link.

Vendor Information Line Launched!
GSA logoTake a short trip over to the Chief Visionary Blog to view information about GSA's new tool designed to provide support to Industry in the areas of ARRA and doing business with the Public Buildings Service and leveraging the Multiple-Award Schedules Program.


The ASBC is guided by the volunteer leadership of our 2009/2010:
Upcoming Events
joe and kathleen photo booth2 The ASBC hosts a variety of in-person and online events intended to enhance building of relationships, the acquiring of relevant and timely market intelligence and increasing of general industry knowledge.

Click on the name of an event below for additional details:


Tuesday, September 22nd at 4:30PM

TeqConnect Partner Appreciation Mixer for The ASBC - Teqcorner

Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:30AM
Business Over Breakfast™ Tysons - Tower Club Tysons Corner

Wednesday, September 23rd at 2:30PM
CORE™ Collaborations Meeting- For CORE™ Small Business Members Only - Teqcorner, 3rd Floor Conference Center

Wednesday, September 23rd at 4:00PM
B2G Market Intelligence Group Meeting - For B2G Members Only - Teqcorner, 3rd Floor Conference Center

Friday, September 25th at 7:30AM
For Government Contractors Only Breakfast - Tower Club Tysons Corner

Our events are developed and facilitated through the support of the many volunteers serving on the following committees:
Events Planning Committee
Market Intelligence and Education Committee
SBGovWins Update
team high-five SBGovWins is a public forum where B2G Members of The American Small Business Coalition can increase their visibility by sharing news of successes to include recent contract awards from local, state and federal agencies and subcontract awards from other government contractors.

We look forward to hearing about your successes!

Signs by Saenz takes down Fort Rucker and Pentagon awards before lunch!

LegaLock Awarded One Year Contract by USMA for Army Transcription Services

Facilities Development Corporation Awarded Embassy Support Contracts

Carter-Lambert Divisions Wins CATS II and Subcontract for Puget Sound

Members: Submit your SBGovWins updates by clicking here.

 Follow SBGovWins Updates online at Twitter:
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New & Renewed Members
maggie and jennifer collins The ASBC is a tightly woven, member-driven community of trusted industry, academia and government individuals and organizations focused on supporting the missions of the U.S. government across all levels.

If you have a moment, click here to learn more about our membership programs and then take a look at the list below and help us welcome the newest and renewed Members of The ASBC since last week.

*represents a membership renewal

Business-to-Government (B2G and B2B2G) Members

CORE™ Small Business Members
An application-based, corporate membership for small companies that provides a wealth of industry advisory support to facilitate quantifiable business and personal growth.


PrimeConnection™ Members
Corporate membership program for B2G companies designated as "other than small business".

- Innovative Solutions Group

ChannelConnection™ Members
Partner-based corporate membership program for manufacturers and distributors seeking added value for their reseller or channel program.


Associate Members
Membership program for individual professionals representing B2G organizations.

- Federal IT Consulting, LLC*
- CNSW
- APG Technologies, LLC
- Emerging Technology Support, LLC
- Trusted Federal Systems, Inc.


Government Members

Government Access Members
Public or Private listing membership program for representatives of local, state and federal agencies.


Business-to-Business (B2B) Members

Trusted B2B Members
An invitation-only corporate membership for select companies providing services specifically relevant to the day-to-day operations of government contractor organizations.

- Summit Insight


*represents a membership renewal

New and current Members are supported by the volunteers of the:
Member Services Committee

and applications for prospective CORE™ Small Business and Trusted B2B Members are reviewed by the volunteers of the:
Membership Application Review and Criteria Committee


The American Small Business Coalition supports the missions of U.S. Government agencies with quality industry partnerships to sustain and defend our way of life.

Continued Success!

- The American Small Business Coalition
In This Issue
General Update
Upcoming Events
SBGovWins Update
New Members
Chief Visionary: In Brief
Quick Links

From The ASBC Chief Visionary:
In Brief
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To Rep. Griffith...
So what is a small business anyway?


If your organization is a small business as currently defined by SBA Size Standards, you will want to be sure you understand the impact of H.R. 3558 proposed by a U.S. Congressman from Alabama.

In summary, the proposed bill is "To allow incumbent contractors to be eligible to re-compete for Government contracts as small businesses, and for other purposes."

In a nutshell, the proposition is that if a company was a small business when they won a contract would revert to being a small business as a result of losing said contract, then they would be eligible to participate in the recompete as a small business, even though they are still considered "other than small business." What about the three year average?

Do you hear that creaking sound? That's the sound of another door about to slam shut in the face of the hard-working community of small businesses who still meet the defined size standards.

Additionally, the "and for other purposes." in the summary of the resolution bugs me also. It's sort of like having "other duties as assigned" in your job description otherwise known as a loophole.

Time to use your voice small businesses.

Peace!

- The CVO
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