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    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

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

Tips for Finding and Responding to a Federal Solicitation

Once your company has worked with MT PTAC on the fundamentals required for federal contracting such as registration in SAM or other federal systems, set-aside certifications, market research, etc., you can begin searching for and responding to contracting opportunities. Your PTAC advisor can assist you with this process. The following tips from and MT … Read more

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