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[ForGovSector] USDA biz opps-Simplified;Bid/No-Bid Decision;BizDev webinar;DoD acquisition event;The A-Team

April, 9, 2012

[ForGovSector] USDA biz opps-Simplified;Bid/No-Bid Decision;BizDev webinar;DoD acquisition event;The A-Team 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: April 9, 2012

Volume 8 Issue No. 15

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


If your company provides mobility solutions, you might want to check out the latest edition of the visionaryChief Visionary Blog. It ties in directly to comments from a government official who recommended other agencies consider leveraging small developers and specific acquisition methods (micropurchases and simplified acquisitions) that could create a veritable 'perfect storm of opportunity' for small contractors. Let me know what you think.

Today at 2:00PM ET via webinar, the SAP Task Force will dive into what the usdaUSDA is spending via simplified acquisitions, where they are spending those dollars and what they are buying.

The Simplified Acquisition Spotlight, a continuation of our Simplified Acquisitions: A Missed Opportunity for Small Government Contractors program, offers a more tactical view of business activities at a specific agency. We'll be online the second and fourth Monday each month with a different agency.

Last Friday's meeting of the Small Business Intelligence Community and Cyber Working Group (SBINT) was another very good opportunity for members to get information about direct and teaming opportunities in the IC. Members can click here for a wrap-up of the meeting and info about upcoming agency speakers and opportunities to be discussed.

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:
  • Do you know your customers' top 5 challenges?;
  • Micropurchases can smooth path to mobile;
  • Inside the critical bid/no-bid decision;
  • DoD to host industry event on acquisition ;
  • Comparing 2013 budget proposals;
  • and other useful information to help keep you informed, brought to you by GovConChannel.
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

found on the web at:


Federal agency mobility requirements - Simplified and ready for small business!


The unflappable television Army colonel John "Hannibal" Smith would puff away on his always present cigar and exclaim "I love it when a plan come's together!" at the end of a harrowing yet successful mission with his A-Team.


This popped in my head as I was reading Alice Lipowicz' FCW article Micropurchases can smooth path to mobile.

Click here for the entire blog.


- The Chief Visionary


Acquisition Spotlight

Simplified Acquisition

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Finding and winning business at USDA - Simplified!

Today at 2:00PM ET, the SAP Task Force will provide a substantive review of how, on what and where the U.S. Department of Agriculture spends its Simplified Acquisition dollars.

USDA spent more than $350 million dollars this way during FY11 and today's webinar will detail the states where they are currently spending, the sub-agencies doing the spending, and what they are buying via the streamlined purchase rules.

Here's a sneak peek of what USDA is buying and who is doing it for FY12:


Top NAICS (by $$ spent)

  1. Janitorial Services
  2. Veterinary Services
  3. Other Computer Related Services
  4. Support Activities for Forestry
  5. Computer and Computer Peripheral Equipment and Software Merchant Wholesalers
Top Sub-Agency (by $$ spent)
  1. Forest Service
  2. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  3. Agricultural Research Service
  4. Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  5. Farm Service Agency

Want to know a lot more? Register for today's Simplified Acquisition Spotlight webinar.

View event details by clicking on the link under upcoming events!

DHS/Customs and Border Protection is on deck for April 23rd.


See you online!


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This Week's Events

Monday, April 9th

Simplified Acquisition Spotlight: Department of Agriculture

2:00PM via Webinar

Wednesday, April 11th

Business Over Breakfast

7:30AM in McLean, VA


Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 19th

OpportunityInsight Luncheon

11:30AM in Reston


Monday, April 23rd
Simplified Acquisition Spotlight: DHS/Customs and Border Protection
2:00PM via Webinar

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11:30AM in McLean

Wednesday, April 25th
5:00PM in Tysons


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