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Past Performance 'as-is' under new bill; Translation bizopps, simplified; Small biz 'Oops!' by DoD

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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: March 5, 2012

    Volume 8 Issue No. 10             

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


Hope you had a great weekend!

Please take a moment to stop by the News You Missed section to learn about:
  • why ManTech is being sued by a small business;  
  • the Air Force's plan to acquire 1.2 million thin client devices;  
  • how a new piece of legislation will eliminate your ability to correct agency reported past performance reviews
  • and more useful information brought to you by GovConChannel to help keep you informed.
Does your company offer language services? Check out the Simplified Acquisition Spotlight below to learn about agency spending for translation and interpretation services that tend to fall below the radar of the usual suspects in the translation/interpretation industry.
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The ASBC offers a portfolio of useful resources primarily focused on helping small companies develop and leverage 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 

Chief Visionary Blog

found on the web at:


McCaskill/Webb bill removes 'discussion' from contractor past performance reviews 

Last week, FCW's Matthew Weigelt reported on legislation introduced by Senators McCaskill and Webb that eliminates discussions between companies and agencies related to contractor past performance.
As a small business, how would implementation of this change impact your ability to do business? Does such a rule create more opportunity for lobbying activities of larger organizations to influence future acquisition strategies?

Click here for the entire blog. 


- The  Chief Visionary 


Acquisition Spotlight 

Simplified Acquisition

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Streamlined purchases translate into low-profile, substantive business   


While spending for translators and interpreters is most commonly associated with in-theater support for the Department of Defense, there are many other applications for these skills Uncle Sam puts to use every single day.  


In fact, last fiscal year, agencies spent nearly $45 million dollars on these services via streamlined acquisitions.


Like to know who did the spending and what they purchased? Like to what they are buying now? 


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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Friday, March 9th

SBINT/Cyber Monthly Meeting 

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