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For The Government Sector

The American Small Business Coalition's weekly e-newsletter providing

accurate, actionable information for novices and veterans of Government Contracting.

Issue Date: February 27, 2012

Volume 8 Issue No. 9

In This Week's Issue
The Chief Visionary Blog
Simplified Acquisition Spotlight
News You May Have Missed
New and Renewed Members Update
Upcoming Events by The ASBC


Small government contractors, can I get your attention, please?

If you had an opportunity to take small bites of the apple to get a foot in the door, would you do it? What if those small bites also helped keep the proverbial lights on?

I'm not being cryptic, I'm talking about business opportunities missed or ignored by many small money stackbusinesses that represented over $2 billion dollars in spending in FY2011. These purchases already amount to more than $450 million dollars in awards for FY2012, with Veterans Affairsleading the way with $84 million dollars in contract actions already processed.

So far, small businesses have realized $250 million dollars of these contracts.

Want to know what the heck I'm talking about? Stop by the Simplified Acquisition Spotlight section below for details.

asbcsDo you have any idea of how a Service Contract Inventory can help you find business opportunities and teaming partners? If not, you should join us this Wednesday in McLean, VA as we discuss Why Service Contract Inventories Mean Business! If you are not in town for this one, you can check out our events calendar for the upcoming webinar edition.
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The ASBC offers a portfolio of useful resources to help small, medium and large companies capture relevant and timely information and relationships to augment their government contracting efforts. Call us at 800-422-4960, email us, or stop by an event to learn how membership can help you succeed in 2012 and beyond!

Have a productively fantastic week!



Guy Timberlake, Co-Founder and Chief Visionary

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From The Chief

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It's that time of the season. Small Government Contractors should not believe the hype!

The political season is heating up which means the increased 'posturing' from all sides will occur in ever-increasing levels of nauseating frequency. Think about it. We're seeing more action from the Hill now, than at any other time in recent history (except when Congress is voting on its own pay raises) with the bulk of the gibberish targeted at garnering the attention (and securing the votes) of, wait for it, small businesses!

Click here for the entire blog.


- The Chief Visionary


Acquisition Spotlight

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Opportunities Flying

Under the Radar!

Contract actions between $3,000 and $25,000 represent the first tier of purchasing under the simplified acquisition procedures (SAP) and fall below the normal posting (synopsis) criteria for FedBizOpps.


While this may not be as impressive as winning a large omnibus contract, the time from problem-to-solution is much shorter than for normal buys. In FY11, purchases in this range represented more than $2 billion dollars spent with half being awarded to small business.


In fact, one company doing business with the VA has already racked up more than $3 million dollars in business this fiscal year with more than three hundred purchases in this range.

Like to know more?


Register for this Wednesday's Business Over Breakfast in Tysons Corner, or join us for an in-person or webinar edition of The ASBCs of Government Contracting.

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