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  • September 29, 2011 2:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    In FY 2010, the U.S. Government leveraged Simplified Acquisition Procedures to process more than 620,000 contract actions valued over $11B dollars with more than half going to small businesses. Still trying to find the formula for winning some of these?

    Join us on October 11th in Washington, DC or on October 20th in Tysons for an update on FY2011 Simplified Acquisition spending, and, how the government leverages a special FAR Test Program to make purchases of up to $6.5M for commercial items (goods and services) utilizing the same streamlined procedures that favor small businesses.

    Start your FY2012 off right by registering for The ASBCs of Government Contracting today!

  • August 19, 2011 2:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    In June, many agencies proudly tweeted that they had received an A from the Small Business Administration because they did such a good job of awarding contracts to small companies in fiscal 2010.

    Click here to read the entire article at FCW.

  • August 03, 2011 2:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Audit of Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Programs

    A little light reading for those concerned about Veteran issues and Government Contracting abuses. Here are a few excerpts from the report:

    "We project that VA awarded ineligible businesses at least 1,400 VOSB and SDVOSB contracts valued at $500 million annually and that it will award about $2.5 billion in VOSB and SDVOSB contracts to ineligible businesses over the next 5 years if it does not strengthen oversight and verification procedures."

    "Although VA reported awarding 23 and 20 percent of its total procurement dollars, respectively, to VOSBs and SDVOSBs in FY 2010, we projected that these figures were overstated by 3 to 17 percent because of awards made to ineligible businesses."

    "OSDBU’s ineffective oversight of CVE contributed to the significant number of ineligible businesses that received VOSB and SDVOSB contracts. OSDBU did not ensure CVE had adequate VOSB and SDVOSB verification processes and that it adequately maintained the VetBiz VIP database."

    Click here to view the report.
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