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Uncle Sam misses again;Army strong in spending;Virginia is PoP for $748M 'simplified';SAF/SB 8/2

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 [GovConReview] Uncle Sam misses again;Army strong in spending;Virginia is PoP for $748M 'simplified';SAF/SB Town Hall Meeting 8/2 in DC

Monday, July 9, 2012

[GovConReview] Uncle Sam misses again;Army strong in spending;Virginia is PoP for $748M 'simplified';SAF/SB Town Hall Meeting 8/2 in DC

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

Issue Date: July 9, 2012

Volume 8 Issue No. 28

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


Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Before you do, you might want a bottle of antacid before you take in the headline we've got for you, which is:
I Think I Missed Again! Uh-Huh!phil collins
If you haven't heard, Government gave itself a grade of "B" for it's efforts in meeting (or not!) the small business goals tied to federal procurement. As my friend Mark Amtower mentions during his latest installment of "Amtower Off Center" on Federal News Radio today, there must have been a very steep curve in effect when this grade was given. This is not intended to slight the many hard working folks in government who try to balance mission and small business participation, just a statement about how we small businesses perceive our "worth" to more than a few in government and the "other than small" part of this community.

But this failing grade is only part of the story (They didn't meet the goal, right? Then they failed!). I managed to scratch down a few thoughts in my blog that resulted in my linking Uncle Sam to singer Phil Collins. Why? Because they both have a tune called "I Missed Again." You can click on the following link to check out The link between federal small business goals and singer Phil Collins. Would you believe an agency official used the term headwinds to describe why the Government is falling further away from the goal?
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An Army of One (One Billion Dollars, that is!)
You've heard the slogan 'Army Strong' right? Check in with the Simplified Acquisition Spotlight below to learn another meaning for it that relates to over $1 billion in spending via the simplified acquisition procedures. On July 9th we'll get into the details of how, what, who and where the Army spends it's simplified acquisition dollars (and how much is awarded to small business and how much is paid by purchase card)!

Town Hall Meeting w/Air Force Small Business 8/2

On August 2nd in Washington, DC, our Members will sit down with Air Force Senior Executive Joe McDade to discuss recent memos and policies that have direct impact on how (and how much) small businesses participate in Air Force Acquisition Programs.

AF SymbolMr. Joseph M. McDade Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of the Air Force Office of Small Business Programs in Washington, D.C. Mr. McDade advises the Secretary of the Air Force and senior leaders on small business procurement issues. He is also responsible for implementing policies, programs and intitiatives designed to secure $8 billion in small business prime contract awards annually. For information about this members only activity, visit the Upcoming Events section below.
Simplified Acquisition Snapshot: Virginia
If quick turn federal agency buys valued between $3,000 and $150,000 per transaction happening in Virginiathis state are of interest to you, here are a few things you should know.
  • YTD simplified acquisition purchases exceed $745 million dollars
  • DoD, GSA, State, DHS and Justice are the top five spenders when it comes to simplified acquisitions YTD (where Virginia is the place of performance).
  • Small business awards (YTD) under this streamlined purchase method total $328,834,298
  • Payments via the GSA SmartPay/SmartPay2 Purchase Card were $11.6 million dollars YTD and represented purchases in 268 different NAICS Codes.
Want to know more about spending in every state in the nation? Check out Simplified Acquisition Snapshot below!


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:
  • Agencies fail, again, to meet small business subcontracting goals;
  • New rule could force inexperienced contractors onto agency projects;
  • Subcontractors And Past Performance: What Are The Risks?;
  • and other useful information to help keep you informed, brought to you by GovConChannel.
Enhance Your Information & Relationships
networkingThe 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

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From The Chief

Chief Visionary Blog

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'Ordinary' small businesses going the way of the Dodo bird in federal contracting?

It makes me sad to see the division between the different factions of the small business community, and to see how we continue to work against ourselves.

Click here for the full blog article.


- The Chief Visionary


Acquisition Spotlight

Simplified Acquisition

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Army is also 'strong' in FY12 streamlined purchasing!

Don't believe us?

As of today, our United States Army has spent a whopping $1,081,066.951 using simplified acquisition procedures.

Want to know more?

Join us via webinar this afternoon and we'll tell you what they bought, which contracting office purchased it, who paid for it, how they paid for it (can you say purchase card?) and more in under an hour!

Don't miss it!

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

  • July 9 Army
  • July 23 State Department
  • August 13 DLA
  • August 27 VA
  • September 10 Navy/Marine Corps
  • September 24 HHS
  • October 8 DHS (TSA/ICE)
  • October 22 DOT
  • November 12 GSA/FAS
  • November 26 NASA
  • December 10 Army

See you online!


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What if we added how much they were spending and what they purchased?

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This Week's Events

Monday, July 9th

Simplified Acquisition Spotlight: Army

2:00PM Webinar


Wednesday, July 11th

Business Over Breakfast - Tysons

7:30AM in McLean, VA


Thursday, July 12th

The GovCon Help Desk (Members Only)

8:30AM in Columbia, MD

Upcoming Events


Tuesday, July 17th

Business Over Breakfast - Columbia

7:30AM in Columbia, MD

Monday, July 23rd

Simplified Acquisition Spotlight: State Department

2:00PM Webinar

Wednesday, July 25th

Federal Contractors Roundtable: Industry Headlines

11:30AM in McLean, VA


Wednesday, July 25th

GovConnections Tysons - Network Mixer

5:00PM in McLean, VA


Thursday, July 26th

Business Over Breakfast - Reston

7:30AM in Reston, VA

Thursday, August 2nd

AgencyInsight: Discussion with Air Force's Joe McDade (SAF/SB)

10:00AM in Washington, DC

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