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$4B in simplified buys YTD; VA eases renewals for Vet biz; Navy issues new NGEN draft;GovConnections

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[ForGovSector] $4B in simplified buys YTD; VA eases renewals for Vet businesses; Navy issues new NGEN draft; GovConnections networking

Monday, March 19, 2012

[ForGovSector] $4B in simplified buys YTD; VA eases renewals for Vet businesses; Navy issues new NGEN draft; GovConnections networking gif

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 19, 2012

Volume 8 Issue No. 12

In This Week's Issue
The Chief Visionary Blog (
Simplified Acquisition Spotlight by the SAP Task Force
News You Missed presented by @GovConChannel
New and Renewed Members Update
Upcoming Events by The ASBC


I hope the weather where you are was near as good as the weather we had this past weekend! It was a great time for walks with my wife and daughter, hanging outside with neighbors, and generally enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.

Oh well, it's Monday again, so let's get to it!

Catch Up On News You Missed
Please take a moment to stop by the News You Missed section for industry headlines like these:
  • VA eases renewal process for Veteran small businesses;
  • the rate of Air Force competitive procurements declines ;
  • Navy seeks a second round of comments before releasing NGEN RFP ;
  • why Government Contractors are cautiously optimistic about 2012
  • and other useful information to help keep you informed, brought to you by GovConChannel.
Streamlined Purchases of Goods & Services
Simplified Acquisitions are the second easiest way for agencies to make purchases and more than $4 billion dollars in contract actions have been processed this fiscal year with more than $755 million spent in Maryland, DC and Virginia alone. How many of the 222,000 awards made this fiscal year can your company claim? Want to know more? Check out the Simplified Acquisition Spotlight column below.
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Enhance Your Information & Relationships
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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"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."

From The Chief

Chief Visionary Blog

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Don't believe the (Congressional) hype!

Part Two

First, thanks to Sara Chacko at Federal Times for a good summary of the recent small business bills passed in the House (reference her March 8th article "Bill would penalize execs who miss small-biz contracting goal"). For everyone out there tuned into this soap opera, it helped make sense of information that is normally tediously confusing.

That's the good news, now here's the bad.

Click here for the entire blog.


- The Chief Visionary


Acquisition Spotlight

Simplified Acquisition

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Agency streamlined purchase spending exceeds $4 billion dollars for FY12

Small businesses have seen roughly half of this, but hey, the year is still young!

As of this post, the agencies leading the spending charge are:

  • U.S. Mint
  • U.S. Army
  • Veterans Affairs
  • State Department

By the way, if you are located in the National Capital Region, know that three-quarters of a billion dollars has already been spent where DC, MD and VA were the place of performance. This has been accomplished via just over 24,000 contract actions. That's an average of $30K per transaction.


Not too shabby for purchases that are simplified.


Did we mention the current debate underway where SBA claims all Simplified Acquisitions are to be set-aside for small business? Yep, they notified OFPP earlier this year that agencies were not complying with the FAR.


Did we also mention Simplified Acquisitions accounted for over $16 billion in agency spending during FY2011?

For more information, register for this Wednesday's Business Over Breakfast in Tysons Corner, or join us April 5th in Columbia MD for Simplified Acquisitions: A Missed Opportunity for Small Government Contractors .

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This Week's Events

Wednesday, March 21st

Business Over Breakfast

7:30AM in McLean, VA


Thursday, March 22nd

Simplified Acquisitions FY11/12 Spending Overview

2:00PM, Webinar

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 28th
11:30AM in Reston
Wednesday, March 28th
5:00PM in Tysons

Thursday, April 5th
OpportunityInsight Breakfast
8:00AM in Columbia, MD

Thursday, April 5th
1:00PM in Columbia, MD

Friday, April 6th
SBINT/CYBER Monthly Meeting
8:00AM in Columbia, MD

Thursday, April 19th

OpportunityInsight Luncheon

11:30AM in Reston


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