11 New Product Service Codes added to Product Service Code Manual Last Week

The revised Product Service Code Manual was released on March 17 with ten new Product Service Codes (PSCs) in the M2 category series that describe Ship Husbanding Services and one new code that describes Aseptic Housekeeping Services. The most recent version of the PSC Manual and supporting documentation can be found at https://www.acquisition.gov/PSC_Manual. All questions … Read more

Expiring Entity Registrations in SAM.gov Given 60-Day Extension Due to COVID-19 National Emergency

The following announcement is from the GSA Integrated Award Environment: In support of the U.S. government’s response to the COVID-19 national emergency, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requested certain administrative relief for entities doing business with the government.  As part of that effort, GSA has initiated 60-day extensions to SAM.gov registrations that have … Read more

Tips for Federal Contractors Impacted by COVID-19

On March 11, 2020, the Office of Government Contracting at the Small Business Administration released a document providing guidance on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak for small businesses performing on federal procurement contracts. You can download it here: FAQs For Coronavirus GCBD Guidance Koprince Law, LLC, a law firm that specializes in government contracting for small businesses, has … Read more

“Go-Live” Dates Announced for New Self-Status System for Wildland Fire Suppression Contractors

In December we told you that the Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS) is being replaced by the Interagency Resource Ordering Capability (IROC). At the time, we had a lot of questions about the new system, the transition and how it would impact our clients. Well, we now know a little more about the transition: … Read more

State of Montana Procurement Forecast for Jan.-Mar. 2020 Released

The State of Montana has posted its procurement forecast for January- March 2020 at https://spb.mt.gov/Portals/221/Procurement%20Forecast/Final%20Report_1.2020.pdf?ver=2020-01-29-170955-970. This forecast includes anticipated state solicitations over $5,000. If you have any questions about how to read this forecast or how to position your company to supply these goods and services to the state, contact your local PTAC office.

How to Get Email Notifications for Saved “Contracting Opportunities” Searches in beta.SAM.gov

When the General Services Administration decommissioned FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov) in November, one of its most-used features by federal contractors was not immediately available in the new system at beta.SAM.gov: Email notifications of search results from saved searches (known in FedBizOpps as search agents). This feature is now available for “contracting opportunities” searches in beta.SAM.gov. Here are … Read more

Quarterly News From the Montana PTAC – December 2019

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In case you missed our latest newsletter, you can view it here. Articles include: New Year Resolutions for Government Contractors Wildfire Contracting 2020 Great Falls based Action Plumbing Plus nominated for the 2020 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Veteran Owned Business of the Year award. Obsolete System Used by Wildland Fire Suppression Contractors to be … Read more

Changes to the HUBZone Program Go Into Effect Today

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The final rule issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA) on November 26, 2019 that implement changes to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program goes into effect today. If you’ve been unable to meet the requirements for HUBZone certification in the past, it’s not likely that this new rule will change that, but these changes should … Read more

Obsolete System Used by Wildland Fire Suppression Contractors to Be Replaced in March

Companies that have agreements with government agencies to provide support for wildland fire suppression or all-hazard incidents will have a new system to learn before the 2020 fire season. The Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS), which has been in use since 2003, is being replaced by the Interagency Resource Ordering Capability (IROC). While ROSS … Read more

Receipts-Based Small Business Size Standards Adjusted for Inflation

Earlier this year, the Small Business Administration (SBA) increased the receipts-based business size standards for 518 industries. These adjustments were made to account for inflation that has occurred since the last adjustment in 2014. The SBA will continue to review size standards every five years, as mandated by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. … Read more