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Relationships and Access for Identifying and Capturing
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DTRA ADOP A&AS Industry Day
Miramar Advanced Simulated Combat Operations
Counter IED (C-IED) Engineering and Technical Support
The Chief Visionary Blog
U.S. Mid-Sized Business Administration?
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News - Information You May Have Missed
DHS's 'Cyber' role expands
DISA revisits strategy for host-based
From The Chief
Mid-Sized Business Administration?
as "We Must
Protect This House!")
recent Washington Technology article by Matthew Weigelt entitled "Small-biz
on midsize contractors" business leaders from mid-tier
companies talk about the squeeze they feel once they graduate from the
current SBA size standards that define what a small business is for
federal contracting. They talk about the "procurement cliff" companies
face, specifically in the area of IT and the investment by the
Government which is being lost when these companies who benefited from
SBA Small Business Assistance are essentially forgotten about.
I can empathize with the sentiment, the answer is not in expanding the
size standards drastically to accommodate companies with upwards of
$100M in annual revenues as is the case with the companies in the WT
article. With a straight face, I say, lobby to create a new agency or at
least a new set of rules which apply to this group of companies. If the
Government sees fit to create assistance programs for mid-tier
companies it should not be to the detriment of current and future small
Increasing the size standards creates a backlash on
the entry-tier of the size standards, basically making it near
impossible for newer, smaller companies to even get started. Since the
size standard applies to direct contracting and subcontracting, it
creates the same effect for small businesses as the rule which makes
Alaskan Native Corporations small businesses for
contracting/subcontracting, regardless of their size. Actions like these
further cripple the ability of America's Innovation and Economic Engine
to create jobs and bring their ideas and solutions to the Public and
question, mid-tier companies need help at some level and I would
participate in helping find a resolution to the proverbial "No Man's
Land" that exists for companies who graduate from the small business
program. But not at the expense of putting additional hurdles in front
of our small businesses.
Like the folks at Under Armour have so
eloquently stated in their marketing, "We Must Protect This House!"
Visionary and CEO
person who says it cannot be
should not interrupt the person doing it."
Qualify, Pursue and Capture B2G Business
Industry News (You
May Have Missed)
The ability to make decisions requires
a constant flow of relevant information, and good decisions are
directly impacted by the quality of the information you consume.
are recent articles from a few of the information sources we leverage
in pursuit of our short-term and strategic business goals.
|INFO4B2G-Useful Information for B2G
updates are intended as relevant and useful tips for B2G
companies. The information originates from The ASBC, our Trusted B2B
Members and valued sources around the government sector and
includes select written briefs and podcasts from trusted government and
Hosted by The ASBC
The ASBC is exclusively focused on the development of
actionable intelligence and quality relationships to support the mission
requirements of federal, state, and local government agencies, and hosts
ongoing business-to-government (B2G) information exchanges to achieve
on the name of an event below for details.
Mixer: Join us Tuesday, July 13th at Velocity Five in Falls
Church as OUSD's Riley Repko supports the LTG Doctor Leadership Award as our guest bartender!
Tuesday, July 13th at 7:30AM
Business Over Breakfast™ DC - City
Club of Washington at Franklin Square
Tuesday, July 13th at 4:30PM
Red Zone Government Mixer - Velocity
Five in Falls Church
July 14th at 7:30AM
Business Over Breakfast™ Fort Detrick
July 14th at 7:30AM
Business Over Breakfast™ Tysons -
Tower Club Tysons Corner
July 14th at 10:00AM
B2G Essential Annual Conference Planning
Committee Conference Call (Members Only) - Conference Call
Thursday, July 15th at 7:15AM
Washington Breakfast Club™ - DIA Small
Business Roundtable - Tower Club Tysons Corner
Friday, July 16th at 7:30AM
Business Over Breakfast™ Columbia -
La Madeleine in Columbia Crossing Shopping Center
Friday, July 16th at 1:30 PM
NAVIGATOR: Getting Started for Members
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!! November 3,
2010 B2G Essentials Conference
by The ASBC
Collaborate-to-Win B2G Business.™
Chief Information Officer Casey Coleman leads a breakout session
during the 2009 annual conference hosted in Tysons Corner.
The 2010 B2G Essentials™ Conference
is a collaborate-to-learn/collaborate-to-win activity facilitated by
Government and Industry friends and partners and staff of The American
Small Business Coalition. Expand your relationships and learn from the
leaders how to effectively identify,qualify, pursue and capture
government sector business opportunities! Visit www.TheB2GConference.com for details.
for sponsor opportunities and www.theasbc.org/speakercall
to submit a proposal to our 'Call For Speakers'!
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Our events are developed and facilitated
through the support of the many volunteers serving on the following
Gov2Biz:Opportunity Info from the Government
activities like pre-bid conferences, site visits, industry days and
reviewing Sources Sought Notices and Requests For Information (RFI) can
greatly impact the development of opportunity-specific intelligence.
More accurate and timely information enhances decision-making and can
help increase your win probability.
Each link below represents a
recently issued Sources Sought or RFI, or an upcoming pre-solicitation
activity hosted by a government agency.
UPDATE: CORE™ Small
Business Members click here for an expanded listing
recent Sources Sought, Pre-Solicitation Conference,
Pre-Bid Conference and
Industry Day postings.
Note: Bold Type indicates new or updated
MCAS Miramar STAND ALONE ADVANCED
SIMULATION COMBAT OPERATIONS TRAINER (ASCOT)
BTA/DISS Joint Verification
System (JVS) and Enterprise Application Integration and Portal
Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA)
Enterprise Surety Tracking (NEST)
Planning, Programming and Architect-Engineer Services (EP2AE)
Requests For Information (RFI)
Pre-Bid Conferences/Industry Days
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare
Services Cafeteria/Concession Services
Thursday, July 15, 2010
U.S. Coast Guard C4IT Industry Day
Friday, July 16, 2010
Congressional Budget Office
A/V Upgrade for Conference Rooms
July 20, 2010
Defense Threat Reduction
Agency Associate Director for Operations (ADOP) Enterprise, Advisory and
Assistance Services (A&AS) Industry Day
NOAA Next Generation Air
Transport System (NextGen) Weather Information Database (4-D Weather
July 27, 2010
Army Follow-on Acquisition
of Land Mobile Radio System & Equipment
FBI Consolidated Facility
Management (Operating and Maintenance Services)
DoD/WHS Net-Centric Integrated
Enterprise Information Technology Solutions (NIEITS)
Tuesday, August 17,
USTRANSCOM Industry/Academia Roundtable
Type indicates new or updated entries.
SBGovWins - B2G Member Successes!
shared interest is ensuring that Government
has access to viable industry partners, and that
Industry learns and leverages
best practices for identifying and
capturing government sector business opportunities.
Here are the newest SBGovWins Updates:
SBGovWins is where our Associate
and Corporate B2G Members share news
of recent successes to include recent direct awards
from local, state and federal agencies and subcontract awards from other
Click here to see other SBGovWins updates.
Members: Submit your SBGovWinssuccess stories here.
& Renewed Members
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Coalition is an effective and engaging, member-driven community of
individuals and organizations from Government, Industry and Academia,
located in the U.S. and abroad.
join us in welcoming the new and renewed Members of The American Small
Business Coalition. Click here to learn about our membership
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our Members with developing information and relationships for identifying
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