U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District for a virtual, one on one capability briefing

Don’t miss this opportunity to schedule an appointment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District for a virtual, one on one capability briefing. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about upcoming opportunities, showcase your company’s expertise and establish relationships.  The Omaha District has dedicated 1 day a month for the next 3 … Read more

Quarterly Newsletter: December 2020

In case you missed our latest newsletter, you can view it here. Be sure to click the button at the top of the newsletter to subscribe.   Articles include: Micro-Purchases on Credit Card: A Business Opportunity? Indefinite Delivery Contracts New Video Tutorial: Learn How to Search for Federal Opportunities in beta.sam.gov! And training opportunities you don’t … Read more

Micro-Purchases on a Credit Card– A Business Opportunity?

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), about 70 percent of all federal procurement transactions are for routine, lower value products/services known as micro-purchases. On August 31st, 2020 the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) was officially updated to reflect the new, federal “micro-purchase threshold” of $10,000.  Micro-purchases can be made on a government purchase card (GPC) … Read more

Civilian Agency Contract Spending Reaches Record High in Fiscal 2020, by Courtney Bublê, Government Executive.

The novel coronavirus pandemic largely contributed to the increase, Bloomberg Government reported. “Civilian agencies’ contract spending hit a record high of $228 billion in fiscal 2020, an increase of 17% ($33.5 billion) from 2019. The surge in spending is mainly due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.  The Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs and Energy … Read more

Government Transition from DUNS Number to New Unique Entity Identifier Extended

The government previously announced that it is migrating away from the current proprietary D-U-N-S® (DUNS) Number toward a new unique entity identifier generated directly by SAM.gov.    The deadline for completing that transition has been extended.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directed federal agencies to finalize their transition to using the SAM-generated unique … Read more

GSA is seeking feedback from small business IT companies for an upcoming business opportunity –  take the survey!

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is seeking feedback from small businesses in relation to the upcoming Polaris Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). Polaris will be GSA’s new small business GWAC, enabling the federal government to obtain customized IT solutions from highly qualified small businesses. GSA has developed the following electronic survey to gauge the capabilities … Read more

Quarterly News From the Montana PTAC – October 2020

In case you missed our latest newsletter, you can view it here. Be sure to click the button at the top of the newsletter to subscribe.   Articles include: Tips for Finding & Responding to a Federal Solicitation  After you Submit an Offer  System for Award Management (SAM) update Do’s & Don’t In addition – check … Read more

System for Award Management (SAM) update Do’s & Don’t

by Lillian Sunwall  As the federal fiscal year ends, MT PTAC advisors have received numerous, urgent calls from contracting officers and small businesses for help with renewing SAM or fixing issues with the same as well as help with invoicing on various payment platforms. Since businesses must have an active SAM registration in order to … Read more

After You Submit an Offer

The government usually takes 30 to 120 days to review submissions. A Contracting Officer (CO) handles each review. Generally, contracts are awarded based on multiple factors, including How responsible and responsive a business is How technically acceptable a proposal is Past performance references Pricing and terms of the proposal Once your offer is reviewed, you … Read more