Sources Sought Notice – Department of Interior

The Department of Interior has issued a Sources Sought notice to gather information about capable businesses who may be interested in responding to a future solicitation for a MATOC (multiple award task order contract). This is not an active opportunity yet, the government is simply gathering information, but this is an opportunity for industry to … Read more

Don’t Miss Out!!! Current Federal Opportunities!

There are 138 active postings for federal opportunities in the state of Montana.  Some examples include: Notice ID:  1282A721Q4001 Forest Service – 50 Ton Folding Gooseneck Trailer – Offers due Dec 30, 2020   Notice ID:  FA4626-21-Q-0001 Malmstrom Air Force Base – Laundry Services – Offers due Jan 7, 2021   Notice ID: 12805B21Q0039 USDA … Read more

Should my business apply for WOSB or EDWOSB?

Should my business apply for WOSB or EDWOSB? Now that the SBA has formally taken over the certification process for the Woman Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB) program, many businesses are wondering which one to apply for. The differences in the certifications have to deal with the NAICS codes … Read more

Congress Approves Government-wide SDVOSB Certification Requirement; Transfers CVE to SBA

The House and Senate have agreed to eliminate service-disabled veteran-owned small business self-certification and adopt a government-wide SDVOSB certification requirement, while transferring control of the certification process from the VA to the SBA.  Read the full article published by Koprince Law LLC by clicking HERE!

Newsflash: 8(a) Income and Net Worth Eligibility Standards Increased – by Shane McCall, Koprince Law LLC

As of July 15, the initial caps on net worth, adjusted gross income, and fair market value of assets for the 8(a) program have gone up. The dollar amounts for initial 8(a) economic disadvantage eligibility have increased quite a bit, making more people economically eligible. Read on for the details on this change. We wrote … Read more

Changes to the HUBZone Program Go Into Effect Today

Map of HUBZones in Montana

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

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

Small Business Size Calculations Changing January 6, 2020

If you maintain your company’s entity registration in the System for Award Management (SAM), you’ve seen the “Size Metrics” page that asks for your company’s average annual receipts and number of employees. Entering accurate information on this page is critical, as it determines whether your company qualifies as a small business in the industries you … Read more

Flathead County’s HUBZone Status Extended!

Flathead County’s HUBZone designation status was scheduled to sunset on July 31st, 2018, but the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 that was signed by President Trump on December 12, 2017, extended Flathead County’s HUBZone designation until December 31st, 2021. This is excellent news for area contractors that are currently HUBZone certified as … Read more

Keep Learning for Success

True North Contracting LLC has been working with PTAC for about a year, and they have come a long way. PTAC started by assisting with their SAM registration and SBA profile. From that point we took both Jesse and Kaity Butler through various learning/training processes including a government contracting orientation, a three-part series on joint … Read more