“Your SAM registration is expiring” …or maybe not. Here’s how you can tell.

Screenshot of SAM expiration email from company that charges a fee

We’ve written before about companies that prey on smaller federal contractors and charge them hundreds of dollars for things like SAM registrations and renewals that are completely free. PTAC counselors across the country are constantly warning our clients about these companies, but their constant barrage of deceptive and confusing phone calls, emails, text messages, postcards, … Read more

U.S. Air Force SBIR Opportunity COVID-19 Focus Area Interests

The U.S. Air Force (AF) invites small business firms to submit proposals under this Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.  Firms with the capability to conduct research and development (R&D) in the AF-related topics described in Section 10.1 and to commercialize the results of that R&D are encouraged to … Read more

DoD Class Deviation 2020-O0013 – CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation

The following information was released on behalf of the Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC). The purpose of Class Deviation 2020-00013 is to support affected DoD contractors using available acquisition tools to ensure that DoD remains a healthy, resilient, and responsive total force. Effective immediately, contracting officers are authorized to use Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement … Read more

The Montana PTAC is Here to Help

3/30/2020 Yes, these are unprecedented times, but the Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center remains open for business, ready to help Montana-based companies sell their goods and services to federal, state and local governments. Most of our government contracting advisors have been working remotely for the past two weeks to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. … Read more

How Does the National State of Emergency Affect Federal Contracting?

President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency due to COVID-19 creates some changes in the world of government contracting. While a lot of things are in flux these days, here are a few things you need to know about how federal contracts are impacted: The Presidential Emergency Declaration due to the global pandemic means that … Read more

REAL ID Enforcement Pushed Back to Fall of 2021

The Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, announced on March 26, 2020 that the deadline for enforcing REAL ID requirements has been pushed back from October 1, 2020 to October 1, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictions and temporary closures at state licensing stations due to the pandemic led to the decision. … Read more

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

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