Information. Relationships. Access.
Is a lack of knowledge about security clearances holding you and your company back from opportunities?
In government contracting, it's largely a given you and your company will vetted. In more than a few cases it's required just to be eligible to pursue many of today's opportunities. Do you have the information you need to obtain and successfully maintain a facility clearance and personnel clearances? If not don't miss:
Clearing the Air About Facility &
Personnel Security Clearances
Presented by the CxO Federal Forum™, these roundtables facilitated by Subject Matter Expert, Diane Griffin of Security First & Associates, will provide answers to a number of questions (and dispel several myths) related to being granted access to sensitive Government information.
Event Dates and Locations:
Friday, January 20, 2017 in Columbia, MD
Friday, February 3, 2017 in McLean, VA
Event times: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. U.S. Citizenship required.
Patriot Group International Inc.,* Warrenton, Virginia (FA4890-16-D-0014) is part of the pool of companies awarded a combined not-to-exceed $975,000,000 multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for counter narcotics and global threats operations and logistics support.
Contractors will provide services, equipment, material, and minor construction services to improve the capability of U.S. and partner nation agency organizations; and endeavors to detect, deter, disrupt, degrade, and defeat national security threats posed by illegal drugs, trafficking, piracy, transnational organized crime, threat finance networks, and any potential nexus among these activities.
Work will be performed within the continental U.S., to include Alaska and Hawaii, and outside the U.S., and is expected to be complete by Jan. 28, 2025. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 16 offers received. Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance funds in the amount of $50,000 for each offeror are being obligated at the time of award to satisfy the minimum guarantee. Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Just a reminder for the government contracting community ‘how agencies buy‘ can directly impact your ability to compete or be competitive. The GSA Schedule took a hit last fiscal year when DoD and NASA issued class deviations in response to what they saw as ‘other than fair and reasonable pricing’ on the GSA Schedules. This had and still has the potential to change how both agencies leverage the Federal Supply Schedule, or how they may choose not to.
View this article on GovConchannel by clicking here.
Curious about the distribution of dollars in federal contracting? Here’s a breakdown by the top twenty-five (25) Product and Service Code (PSC) Groups for fiscal year 2014. Not sure what PSC’s are? When agencies report contract actions to the Federal Procurement Data System, PSC Codes indicate the primary goods or services they purchased.
NOTE: Of 102 PSC Groups (1-99 for Products and A-Z for Services), the top twenty-five account for all but $40 billion of FY14 obligations reported by agencies to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS-NG).
If you would like a complete list of all 102 PSC Groups and corresponding obligations, join the B2G Essentials for Government Contractors group on LinkedIn.
Curious about the distribution of dollars in federal contracting? Here’s a breakdown by NAICS Industry Code and Title for fiscal year 2014. The top five industries by spending are highlighted in yellow. This graphic presents spending based on information reported by agencies to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS-NG).
An introduction to the series that tells you what happens when federal agencies leverage purchase orders and special acquisition rules to procure billions of dollars in supplies and services, so you can identify opportunities based on what you sell, which federal agencies buy it where you sell it, and buy it in a way that does not require your company to have a GSA Schedule, Blanket Purchase Agreement, Governmentwide Acquisition Contract or other Indefiinite Delivery Vehicle.
Enough Small Talk! Let's Get You PO'd!
JAMES D. REGAN (1936 - 2013)
1936 – 2013
VIRGINIA PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (PTAP)
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
Jim Regan passed away on Tuesday, April 30. Jim served as PTAP Program Director for the past 18 years and under his direction the program helped businesses achieve over 5500 government contracts totaling more than five (5) billion dollars.
Mr. Regan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California, where he earned his MS in Computer Systems Management. He spent a number of years on active duty as a naval aviator and retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Captain. In addition to carrier aviation, he flew as an international pilot with Pan American Airways.
Please visit the George Mason University PTAP page to share your thoughts and condolences.
If you lead or work for a small government contractor providing program management and consulting services, logistics services, professional engineering services or financial services, and have not heard about GSA OASIS, listen up.
Click here to read the entire article at GovConChannel.com.
News And Information That Matters To Small Government Contractors.™
Pressures have shifted in the small-business contracting world.
The smallest mid-tier IT companies will be strutting around as the big guys on campus now that federal officials increased size standards on a number industries, including the IT industry. And today's mid-tier small businesses will basically be the smallest small businesses. They might be skinny freshmen at SBA U.
Click here for the entire article on FCW.
The American Small Business Coalition, LLC PO Box 2786 Columbia MD 21045