Attention IT Small Businesses: GSA is developing the Polaris GWAC for businesses like yours!

What is a GWAC? GWAC stands for Governmentwide Acquisition Contract.  GWACs are a method for the federal government to buy cost-effective, innovative solutions for information technology (IT).  These contracting vehicles can be used by any federal agency to purchase IT services. What is Polaris? Polaris is a GWAC that is currently being developed and will … Read more

Bureau of Land Management seeks proposals for off-range pastures for excess wild horses

BLM seeks proposals for off-range pastures for excess wild horses  Solicitation is open to proposals for facilities in 13 Plaines and Western states  As part of its mission to sustainably manage wild horses and burros on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that it is seeking proposals for off-range pastures to provide … Read more

Keys to Success in Government Contracting

The Montana PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) assists businesses with navigating the government marketplace.  Our goal is to help make government contracting easier to understand and support local businesses in finding a focused path through the maze that is government contracting.  Government contracting requires businesses to learn how to do it and PTAC advisors are here to … Read more

Insights on New WOSB Certification Program

Click here to read a great blog article titled “SBA Issues Final Rule Implementing Certification For Women-Owned Small Businesses,” published on the Holland and Knight blog in May of 2020. This blog article summarizes the SBA’s final rule and provides some key takeaways every WOSB firm should understand. Another article published on the blog … Read more

The Process for WOSB Certification has Changed

  If you missed it, a big change happened in 2020 with WOSB and EDWOSB certifications. Self-certification (with documentation) became a thing of the past. The WOSB firms that previously self-certified were instructed to collect all relevant information previously submitted to and go through the SBA’s new certification process by applying and uploading the … Read more

Take Advantage of Virtual Procurement Conferences and Industry Days

One of the unexpected benefits of COVID for government contractors is the easy and affordable access to government buyers, small business specialists, and, sometimes, end-users through virtual procurement conferences and industry days.    Pre-COVID, procurement conferences provided an invaluable opportunity for face-to-face connection with key agency stakeholders. Nonetheless, many business owners could not attend these conferences … Read more

Stakeholder Forum Recap: New Design for

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, the U.S. General Services Administration’s Integrated Award Environment hosted an online Stakeholder Forum webinar. The program focused on an introduction to the new design of, which will launch on April 26, 2021. A recording of the presentation can be viewed here in two parts. (MORE INFORMATION BELOW) The 2 … Read more

Update: SBA Issues 8(a) Program Term Extension Rule

Posted on January 12, 2021 by Shane McCall Access Original Article HERE! SBA has issued its rule allowing for an extension of 8(a) program terms by one year, as directed by Congress. The rule will be effective immediately on January 13 (barring some publication delay). Read on for the key terms from the new rule. Here are the key highlights from the … Read more