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[GovConReview] DHS to spend $8 billion more by FY end;Think you need a GSA Schedule?;SEWP anyone?;CSI for agency budgets?

Monday, May 21, 2012

[GovConReview] DHS to spend $8 billion more by FY end;Think you need a GSA Schedule?;SEWP anyone?;CSI for agency budgets?

The Government Contracting Review
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A weekly e-newsletter delivering useful news and information to Government Contractors.

Issue Date: May 21, 2012

Volume 8 Issue No. 21

In This Week's Issue of the GovConReview
An Update From The Chief Visionary
Simplified Acquisition Spotlight by the SAP Task Force
News You Missed presented by @GovConChannel
A Snapshot of Streamlined Purchase Activity by U.S. State
New and Renewed Members Update
Upcoming Events by The ASBC


I've got a busy week ahead of me that includes kicking off our new Business Over Breakfast in Reston, VA, hosting a Federal Contractors Roundtable in DC, providing an overview of federal agency fiscal spending via webinar and speaking at the small business procurement conference in Fairfax hosted by Congressman Jim Moran. I've been asked to discuss "Growing Your Small Business with Simplified Acquisitions." and will provide a substantive overview of the streamlined acquisition method that continues to close the gap on GSA Schedule spending (only a delta of $23 billion in FY11 versus a delta $32 billion in FY09).

And those are just the "formal" events I'm involved with this week. I've got another half dozen meetings with sponsors, new members and planning for new programs to help our members find, qualify and win federal contracts and subcontracts.

Don't forget to check out my blog and this week's Simplified Acquisition Snapshot below!

Simplified Acquisitions - The Streamlined Purchase Process
The SAP Task Force presents substantive information on how, what and where government agencies make purchases using the Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) - one of the easiest methods for acquiring goods and services to support government business and mission operations. In addition to Simplified Acquisitions: A Missed Opportunity for Small Government Contractors offered in-person and via webinar under The ASBCs of Government Contracting, you can now participate in an agency-by-agency, market research-centric deep dive during the Simplified Acquisition Spotlight. This program offers a tactical view of business activities and opportunities at a specific agency. We're online the second and fourth Monday of each month.

The newest contribution to your business development efforts is the Simplified Acquisition Snapshot, a complimentary, weekly blog entry that reviews federal agency SAP spending state-by-state that highlights top agencies/sub-agencies, what's being purchased and a little trivia you can answer to win free passes to the Spotlight webinars.

Click here to visit the Simplified Acquisition Snapshot main page or you can scroll down the newsletter for the link to this week's featured state.

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:
  • DHS to obligate $8 billion in contracts by Sept. 30;
  • SBA issues proposed rules for SB on multiple award contracts;
  • NASA kicks off SEWP V planning;
  • 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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From The Chief

Chief Visionary Blog

found on the web at:


Think you need a GSA Schedule to win federal contracts?

Never let it be said I'm not a proponent of the GSA Federal Supply Schedule. Trust me, if I wasn't, my friend Courtney Fairchild (Global Services) would be first in line to have my head. The "schedule" continues to be a useful tool for Government and often a "ticket to the dance" for many contractors, based on their offering and with whom they currently (or intend) do business.

Click here for the entire blog.


- The Chief Visionary


Acquisition Spotlight

Simplified Acquisition

brought to you by the:

On 6/4 You'll Get 'Just the Facts Ma'am' About Simplified Acquisition Spending at DoJ

On Monday, June 4th at 2:00PM ET, the SAP Task Force will present a review of the Department of Justice, to discuss what it buys, how much it spends and where it spends streamlined purchase dollars.

To date, DOJ has executed nearly 30,000 contract actions for goods and services via simplified acquisition procedures, totaling over $416 million dollars.


Based on current spending, the best states for contractors to be in for receiving Air Force SAP dollars are Virginia, Maryland, California, Texas and Florida.


Want even more detail? Register for the Simplified Acquisition Spotlight webinar located in the events section on the right side of the newsletter.

On June 11th we dive into U.S Navy and U.S. Marine Corps streamlined purchase activities.

Here's our complete Spotlight schedule for the rest of FY2012.

  • June 4 Justice
  • June 11 Navy/Marine Corps
  • June 25 GSA
  • July 9 Army
  • July 23 State Department
  • August 13 DLA
  • August 27 VA
  • September 10 DoD/WHS
  • September 24 HHS
  • October 8 DHS (TSA/ICE)
  • October 22 DOT
  • November 12 Air Force
  • November 26 NASA
  • December 10 Army

See you online!


Contact Us


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Toll-Free: 800-422-4960

Main: 410.381.7378

Industry News

News You Missed
brought to you by:

reading the paper


DHS to obligate $8 billion in contracts by Sept. 30 (5/15/12)

Federal Computer Week


NASA kicks off SEWP V planning


Federal News Radio


Federal News Radio


VA's Frye stirs debate with reverse auction explanation (5/16/12)

Federal Computer Week


OMB asks for evidence-based budgeting (5/20/12)

Federal Computer Week



Spending Snapshot

Simplified Acquisition

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State-by-State Review of Streamlined Purchasing

Want to know which federal agencies are using Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) to get the goods and services they need to support business and mission operations?

What if we added how much they were spending?

This week we review:
(Click link to view summary.)

Member Update

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Corporate Members

Associate Members

Individual Members

  • Mr. Patrick Mobley, Dominion Business Solutions

  • Mr. Jeff Parks*, Performance Breakthroughs, Inc.

  • Mrs. Lorraine Nordlinger, MBA, CPLP*, Nordlinger Consulting Group

  • Vini Ehsan, Arch Systems

Government Access

  • United States Air Force

Portal Sponsors

  • Nordlinger Consulting Group, Community Sponsor

* indicates renewal

** indicates Founding Member



Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

hosted by:


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This Week's Events

Wednesday, May 23rd

Business Over Breakfast

7:30AM in McLean, VA

Wednesday, May 23rd

Federal Contractors Roundtable: Industry Headlines

11:30 AM in Washington, DC

Thursday, May 24th

Business Over Breakfast

7:30AM in Reston, VA

Thursday, May 24th

Simplified Acquisitions: A Missed Opportunity for Small Government Contractors

2:00 PM Webinar

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 30th

AgencyInsight: DARPA Cyber Fast Track (CFT)
1:00 PM in Roslyn, VA

Wednesday, May 30th

GovConnections (CW1750)

5:00 PM in McLean, VA

Monday, June 4th

Simplified Acquisition Spotlight: Department of Justice

2:00PM Webinar

Tuesday, June 5th

Business Over Breakfast in Columbia

7:30AM in Columbia, MD

Thursday, June 7th

Simplified Acquisitions: A Missed Opportunity for Small Government Contractors

1:00PM in Columbia, MD

Monday, June 11th

Simplified Acquisition Spotlight: Navy/Marine Corps

2:00PM Webinar

Thursday, June 14th

The GovCon Help Desk™ (Members Only)

8:30 AM in Columbia, MD


Friday, June 15th
TeamingConnection: DIA Mentor-Protege Program

7:30 AM in McLean, VA


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