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[GovConReview] OFPP Small Biz Memo;$81 million 'simplified' in NC;BD gate reviews;GSA Demand Based Model;BoB in Columbia, MD

June 18, 2012

[GovConReview] OFPP Small Biz Memo;$81 million 'simplified' in NC;BD gate reviews;GSA Demand Based Model;BoB in Columbia, MD

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

Issue Date: June 18, 2012

Volume 8 Issue No. 25

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


Are you tracking the activity surrounding the General Service Administration'sDemand Based GSAModel?

GSA's job security may be the end for some of your current contract(s) or at least your hopes of obtaining one. Check out the latest installment on this subject from Federal Computer Week below.

Also, how much do you scrutinize new business opportunities? Just as GSA has realized even inactive contracts cost money to maintain, bidding on opportunities for which you are not a fit costs you time and money. Stop by Washington Technology as they discuss the importance of gate reviews in support of your BD process.

Both of these and more can be found in the 'New You Missed' section below.

Next week in Tysons we'll host a mixer and book signing for government contractors that should not be missed!

GovConnections Mixer and Book Signing 6/27
SBGCIn addition to our monthly GovConnections network mixer on June 27th 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!

Steven will be on-hand to discuss and sign copies of his book and you can purchase copies of the book during registration for the low price of $21.99 each (order by this Wednesday and they will be waiting for you at the event). To register, click on the link in the Upcoming Events section below.

Simplified Acquisition Snapshot North Carolina
If you do business with federal agencies in California, here are a few things you should know.
  • DoD, VA, DHS and Justice and HHS are the top five spenders when it comes to simplified acquisitions in FY12 (YTD).
  • Small business awards under this streamlined purchase method total $48,560,305
  • Two NAICS Codes account for the top ten purchases paid for by purchase card with a combined value just over $1 million.
  • Payments via the GSA SmartPay/SmartPay2 Purchase Card were $5.7 million dollars YTD and represented purchases that referenced 62 different NAICS Codes.
Want more information like this? Check out this weeks 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:
  • Forecast: IT spending to dip 9 percent by 2017;
  • Who you need to know when competing for small business contracts;
  • Better understanding of vendors' processes would go a long way;
  • 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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"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:


A 'simplified' way for agencies to achieve small business goals

Small business goals are a touchy subject for me because in an ideal world, small businesses would get a fair shake in federal contracting because of what they bring to the table, versus their socioeconomic designations.
But that's not what this post is about.

Click here for the full blog article.


- The Chief Visionary


Acquisition Spotlight

Simplified Acquisition

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 - Public Buildings Service.

By the way, as of this post, GSA have already spent over $320 million dollars YTD, let's see how much of that the PBS folks will take credit for.

Don't miss it!

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

  • June 25 GSA/PBS
  • 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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Industry News

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Spending Snapshot

Simplified Acquisition

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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:
North Carolina
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Member Update

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Corporate Members

Associate Members

  • Welz & Weisel Communications

  • RationalSoft

  • Innovative Resources

Individual Members

  • Mr. Lynwood Owens, Jr., E-9 Corporation

Government Access

Portal Sponsors

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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This Week's Events

Tuesday, June 19th
Business Over Breakfast- Columbia

7:30AM in Columbia, MD

Wednesday, June 20th

Business Over Breakfast - Tysons

7:30AM in McLean, VA

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 25th

Simplified Acquisition Spotlight: GSA Public Buildings Service

2:00PM Webinar


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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