Getting Started

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Many people know that in government contracting it is not just important to network – it is essential. Attending events with other government contractors, contract officers, and industry professionals is a critical path you must take. But who attends these networking events for your company? In conversations that I have had over the past year, I have learned
Being competitive and staying competitive are essential to any business. Search online and you will find an almost infinite number of people offering ideas and best practices. When I hear people ask what does it take to be competitive or stay competitive in government contracting, the answers I most often hear revolve around tactics from
Do you know the difference between a BOA, BPA and GWAC? Understand how agencies leverage Purchase Orders versus Delivery and Task Orders? You’re far from alone if you don’t. However, if you have responsibility for consuming procurement data in the course of developing and implementing strategy to find and win federal contracts (and subcontracts) you
Originally published February 2, 2017 on GovConVoices Having been a part of the federal contracting community for close to 30 years, I’ve seen quite a few changes in policy and process that have both improved and degraded the ability of small business concerns to participate as contractors and subcontractors. I’m not referring solely to changes where
Over the years I’ve done a number of comparisons assessing the economic impact of federal contracting dollars on small business concerns by looking at the procurement methods and the types of contracts used by federal civilian, defense and intelligence agencies. This is one of those. My approach is to observe how many small companies received obligations at

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Many people know that in government contracting it is not just important to network – it is essential. Attending events with other government contractors, contract officers, and industry professionals is a critical path you must take. But who attends these networking events for your company? In conversations that I have had over the past year, I have learned
One interesting thing about the government contracting industry is that the word “opportunity” has many definitions. Last night, the Government Contractor Fall Reception, hosted by the Tech Council of Maryland, gathered together opportunity seekers, new teaming partners, potential business synergies and an interesting conversation with a would-be standup comedian (keep reading). Tom Northrop, The Insurance Exchange; Kelly
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