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

“Go-Live” Dates Announced for New Self-Status System for Wildland Fire Suppression Contractors

In December we told you that the Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS) is being replaced by the Interagency Resource Ordering Capability (IROC). At the time, we had a lot of questions about the new system, the transition and how it would impact our clients. Well, we now know a little more about the transition: … Read more

State of Montana Procurement Forecast for Jan.-Mar. 2020 Released

The State of Montana has posted its procurement forecast for January- March 2020 at https://spb.mt.gov/Portals/221/Procurement%20Forecast/Final%20Report_1.2020.pdf?ver=2020-01-29-170955-970. This forecast includes anticipated state solicitations over $5,000. If you have any questions about how to read this forecast or how to position your company to supply these goods and services to the state, contact your local PTAC office.

How to Get Email Notifications for Saved “Contracting Opportunities” Searches in beta.SAM.gov

When the General Services Administration decommissioned FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov) in November, one of its most-used features by federal contractors was not immediately available in the new system at beta.SAM.gov: Email notifications of search results from saved searches (known in FedBizOpps as search agents). This feature is now available for “contracting opportunities” searches in beta.SAM.gov. Here are … Read more

Quarterly News From the Montana PTAC – December 2019

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In case you missed our latest newsletter, you can view it here. Articles include: New Year Resolutions for Government Contractors Wildfire Contracting 2020 Great Falls based Action Plumbing Plus nominated for the 2020 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Veteran Owned Business of the Year award. Obsolete System Used by Wildland Fire Suppression Contractors to be … Read more

Changes to the HUBZone Program Go Into Effect Today

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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

New Cybersecurity Certification Requirements Coming in 2020

The Department of Defense (DOD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is coming in 2020. What does that mean? While the FAR and DFARS already contain provisions requiring contractors to implement cybersecurity measures when dealing with unclassified information (FAR 52.204-21; DFARS 252.204-7012), this certification program will be a new level of enforcing those regulations. And while … Read more