Air Force cancels AFITC;Want a GSA Schedule? Too bad.;Primes+Small Biz=DIA PrimeConnections on 7/12
Monday, June 11, 2012
Posted by: Guy Timberlake
Force cancels AFITC;Want a GSA Schedule? Too bad.;Primes+Small Biz=DIA
PrimeConnections on 7/12;B2G Mixer and Book Signing 6/27
June, 11, 2012
[GovConReview] Air Force cancels AFITC;Want a GSA Schedule? Too bad.;Primes+Small Biz=DIA PrimeConnections on 7/12;B2G Mixer and Book Signing 6/27
The Government Contracting Review
A weekly e-newsletter delivering useful news and information to Government Contractors.
Issue Date: June 11, 2012
Volume 8 Issue No. 24
I don't know too many people who would disagree that federal contracting has gotten more sophisticated and contractors are subject to ever-increasing scrutiny. While there are a number of great practitioners who start or join government contracting focused ventures everyday, folks who truly understand the in's and out's of complying with the many rules and regulations are fewer in number. That's why it's good to have access to reliable sources of information to help you "stay between the lines" so you don't end up on the wrong end of a terminated contract, fine or worse.
GovConnections Mixer and Book Signing 6/27
To that end, I'm excited to tell you about a new reliable source that we'll be featuring at the GovConnections network mixer on June 27th. In addition to really good GovCon grip and grin opportunities, we're also featuring a book signing for author Steven Koprince who's hard cover help desk just got released on June 6th.
The Small-Business Guide To Government Contracts is not about finding and winning business in the government sector, it's about the rules associated with affiliation, ostensible subcontractor, size standards, the socioeconomic programs and much more!
In addition to Steven being on-hand to discuss the book and his extensive research, he'll be signing copies as well. In fact, the first twenty registrants will receive a complimentary copy of this handy guide. You can also purchase copies of the book during registration for the low price of $21.99 each (order by the 20th and it will be waiting for you at the event).
For more information or to register, click on the link in the Upcoming Events section below.
PrimeConnections: Defense Intelligence Agency in Tysons on 7/12
Seeking partner opportunities with prime contractors supporting Defense Intelligence Agency?
Simplified Acquisition Snapshot California
If you do business with federal agencies in California, here are a few things you should know.
- DoD, VA, Justice, DHS and Interior are the top five spenders when it comes to simplified acquisitions in FY12 (YTD).
- Small business awards under this streamlined purchase method total $203,765,367
- Department of the Navy and Veterans Affairs combined have spent just over $110 million fiscal year-to-date
- Payments via the GSA SmartPay/SmartPay2 Purchase Card have surpassed $17 million dollars this year and impact purchases using 326 different NAICS Codes.
Want more information like this? Check out this weeks Simplified Acquisition Snapshot
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.
Catch Up On News You Missed
Please take a moment to stop by the News You Missed
section for industry
headlines like these:
- GSA to close some contracts to new vendors;
- Budget blues force Air Force to cancel IT event;
- Small businesses neglected in GSA procurement modernization, lawmakers fear;
- and other useful information to help keep you informed, brought to you by GovConChannel.
Enhance Your Information & Relationships
The American Small Business Coalition provides a portfolio of essential resources focused on helping small companies to find and win qualified business opportunities with government agencies and their contractors. To learn how Individual, Associate or the CORE Small Business membership can help you achieve your federal sector goals, call us at 800-422-4960
or email us
so we can help you succeed in 2012 and beyond!
Have a productively fantastic week!
Guy Timberlake, Co-Founder and Chief Visionary
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."
Chief Visionary Blog
found on the web at:
Going off-topic this week:
As the father of a two year old, education is something at the top of my list of things to consider. So when I saw articles this weekend that talked about parents in South Carolina being arrested in one instance, or a kid having their diploma withheld until they or their parents completed 20 hours of community service for committing the crime of 'disorderly conduct' which is known as (in the remaining sane states) parents cheering when their child's name is called during a high school graduation.
'Footloose' and high school graduations in SC and OH
Really? Is your school system doing that dang good that your priority list is topped with 'ensure an orderly graduation assembly' and arrest anyone that cheers?
I wonder if John Lithgow can reprise his role as Rev. Shaw Moore and offer some healing for these real-life "Bomont's"
- The Chief Visionary
brought to you by the:
GSA issues more Simplified Acquisition contract actions each year, than any other federal agency
Want to know who's doing the buying? The funding? What they are purchasing?
Join us Monday, June 25th for a webinar that's jam-packed full of useful and actionable information about spending by the U.S. General Services Administration.
By the way, as of this post, they have already spent over $320 million dollars YTD.
Don't miss it!
Here's our complete Spotlight schedule for the rest of FY2012.
- 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!
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Weekly State-by-State Review of Federal Agency 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 and what they purchased?
This week we review:
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This Week's Events
Wednesday, June 13th
Business Over Breakfast - Tysons
7:30AM in McLean, VA
Thursday, June 14th
The GovCon Help Desk
8:30 AM in Columbia, MD
Tuesday, June 19th
Business Over Breakfast- Columbia
7:30AM in Columbia, MD
Monday, June 25th
Simplified Acquisition Spotlight: General Services Administration
Wednesday, June 27th
Federal Contractors Roundtable: Industry Headlines
11:30AM in Reston, VA
Wednesday, June 27th
GovConnections Tysons - Network Mixer and Book Signing
5:00PM in McLean, VA
Monday, July 9th
Business Over Breakfast - Reston
7:30AM in Reston
Thursday, July 12th
PrimeConnections: Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
7:30AM in Tysons Corner, VA
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