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

New Security Update in SAM Means You’d Better Not Forget Your MPIN

Passwords. The bane of our existence. At least for those of us who use smart phones, tablets and computers. Our clients are no different. They forget their passwords with regularity. The good news is that resetting a password is usually fairly simple, and often something someone can do themselves. Due to a security update made … 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 Companies Can Help With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

The following is from the “How To Help – Private Sector” section of https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/how-to-help, which was last updated on March 27, 2020. Please check that website for the latest, as the following bullet points have been updated several times over the past week. To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please submit a price quote … 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

State of Montana Procurement Forecast for Apr.-Jun. 2020 Released

The procurement forecast for the upcoming quarter has already been posted by the State Procurement Bureau at https://spb.mt.gov/Vendor-Resources/Procurement-Forecast. You may want to check back a few times in the coming days and weeks, as some agencies are slow in reporting and the forecast will be updated as those new forecasts come in.    The forecast provides … Read more