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Monday, March 26, 2012

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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 26, 2012

Volume 8 Issue No. 13

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


Looking for information and networking that leads to business?

Our Small Business Intelligence Community and Cyber Working Group just had a great meeting that included briefings from recent industry days and pre-RFP meetings. It also featured discussions on more than twenty opportunities coming out of four agencies and an overview of a new acquisition strategy that is being watched closely by other agencies. If doing work in support of the U.S. Intelligence Community is on your radar, this members-only activity may be right up your alley.

OpportunityInsight is a similar program that is open to the public. It's a pure business development activity focused on upcoming opportunityinsightopportunities in the areas of: Information Technology and Cyber; Professional Services; Construction and Facilities Management; and Transportation. The first OpportunityInsight of 2012 happens April 5th in Columbia, MD. This breakfast meeting will focus on IT/Cyber opportunities. OpportunityInsight is produced in partnership with our friend Brian Flood and the rest of the team at DecisionPoint Corporation.

Catch Up On News You Missed
Please take a moment to stop by the News You Missed section for industryreading the paper headlines like these:
  • Small Business Improvement Act (H.R. 4118) is real deal;
  • Army closes ITES hardware contract to non-Army buyers;
  • Women, mentor-proteges and NAICS codes get Congress' attention ;
  • Small business to feel pinch as budgets decline says panel
  • and other useful information to help keep you informed, brought to you by GovConChannel.
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Simplified Acquisitions are the second easiest way for federal agencies to purchase goods and services and the rules governing them favor small businesses. Want to know more about what's being purchased? Who's buying? How much they are spending? Check out the Simplified Acquisition Spotlight column below.

Enhance Your Information & Relationships
networkingThe 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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Holy Great Idea Batman!!! No, Really!

Folks, you are not going to believe this one. It's a good thing and I'm still trying to recover from the shock to my system. A solid idea has been birthed on the Hill that does not involve merging agencies, inventing the next NAICS Code system, redefining what a small business is or penalizing agencies ten percent of their procurement dollars.

Click here for the entire blog.


- The Chief Visionary


Acquisition Spotlight

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Federal Agencies Are Off Last Year's Pace, But There is Hope.

We usually have good news to report as it relates to Simplified Acquisitions, and hopefully we'll be able to return to that with next week's installment.

In the spirit of giving you the "lay of the land" for streamline purchase spending, here we go!


This time last fiscal year (October 1, 2010 to March 25, 2011) there were 316,000 contract actions processed by federal agencies. For FY2012, we only seen 249,000 actions processed, a decrease of 67,000.

Like to know what this translates into as far as dollars and cents?

Register for ourApril 5th presentation of Simplified Acquisitions: A Missed Opportunity for Small Government Contractors in Columbia, MD or visit our events calendar for an upcoming webinar of the same name.

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