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Set Aside Alert – Federal Contract News and Information for Small, Minority, and Woman Owned Businesses

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The premier federal government contract news and information service written especially for small, minority and women-owned businesses

Source: Set Aside Alert – Federal Contract News and Information for Small, Minority, and Woman Owned Businesses

APMP Foundation Level Certification Training Class | March 18, 2019 | Pre-SPAC virtual workshop sponsored by the APMP Georgia Chattahoochee, Carolinas, and Florida Sunshine Chapters | Lohfeld

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As part of its upcoming Southern Proposal Accents Conference (SPAC) conference, the APMP Georgia Chattahoochee, Carolinas, and Florida Sunshine Chapters are offering a one-day webinar to prepare attendees to pass the APMP Foundation Certification. APMP offers the only professional certification program for those working in a bid and proposal environment.

Source: APMP Foundation Level Certification Training Class | March 18, 2019 | Pre-SPAC virtual workshop sponsored by the APMP Georgia Chattahoochee, Carolinas, and Florida Sunshine Chapters | Lohfeld

Make Better Business Development Decisions with GovWin IQ Tracked Opportunities

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You identified opportunities to build your pipeline, but do you know what to do with the information you found? Deltek GovWin IQ’s Tracked Opportunities contain a wealth of industry-leading data and unique analyst insights to help you understand the procurement you are tracking and even whether the opportunity deserves a place in your business development planning.

Join Senior Research Managers Sherry Calvendra and Kathleen Sievers as they explore GovWin IQ’s Tracked Opportunities for the Federal and State, Local and Education (SLED) markets. With them, you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify key factors within tracked opportunity reports
  • Make informed decisions
  • Interpret what the data can mean for your bid(s)

Unsure if you’ll be able to attend live? Register and we’ll send you a link to the recording after the event date.

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Though the shutdown’s over for now, contractors expect a long road to recovery – Federal News Network

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Now that the machinery of government has started moving again after the longest shutdown in history, the contractors who support the affected agencies are expecting a long trek back to normalcy, both for the projects they work on, and for their own firms.

In an exclusive, nonscientific Federal News Network online survey of nearly 100 contractors and their employees, conducted during the final week of the shutdown, 71 percent said their projects would be delayed as a result. Only 14 percent said their work would be able to get back on track within a week; 40 percent said it would take four weeks or more.

And several pointed out that spinning their activities back up would not come cheaply.

Source: Though the shutdown’s over for now, contractors expect a long road to recovery – Federal News Network

SMALL BUSINESS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING (“Smalltofeds”): FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACT FORMAT

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The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15-204-1 specifies a uniform contract format for federal government contracts. You have encountered this format during the RFP stage of your procurement since the government is required to utilize it in structuring the request for proposal (RFP), leaving blank those items, which are subject to negotiation such as final contract pricing. Your contract is divided into four parts, with various sections within each part. Prime contractors issue subcontracts flowing down terms and conditions, pricing and other topics in an identical format.

Source: SMALL BUSINESS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING (“Smalltofeds”): FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACT FORMAT

What is “Challenge-Based Acquisition (ChBA)?

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PNWC's Government Contracting Update

Challenge-Based Acquisition (ChBA) is the concept where Government agencies present a need (the challenge) and potential providers are free to propose innovative solutions that fill that need.

Source: PNWC’s Government Contracting Update: What is “Challenge-Based Acquisition (ChBA)?

What contractors lost, what they can regain before next shutdown

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So can federal contractors get back any of what they lost in the shutdown? And will they get it before the next possible shutdown? Contractor consultant Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners has been watching this closely, and he joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share his observations.

Source: What contractors lost, what they can regain before next shutdown

SMALL BUSINESS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING (“Smalltofeds”): FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACT TYPES

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In contracting for supplies and services the federal government utilizes several different contract types. The nature of these contract vehicles has evolved over a period of years based on the government’s experience in the acquisition types.

Source: SMALL BUSINESS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING (“Smalltofeds”): FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACT TYPES

Government IT expert says shutdown affects prospects for open IT jobs

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As with any conversation in Washington, D.C. regarding government recently, the partial shutdown — then in its final days, it turned out — topped the agenda for my recent discussion with Alan Shark.

Source: Government IT expert says shutdown affects prospects for open IT jobs

Recovering After the Shutdown: Proposed Legislation to Guarantee Back Pay for Government Contractors | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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After 35 days of the government shutdown, one of the (many) issues currently facing companies who contract with government agencies affected by the shutdown is if, when, and how, they must pay their employees upon the reopening of the government.

Source: Recovering After the Shutdown: Proposed Legislation to Guarantee Back Pay for Government Contractors | Government Contracts & Investigations Blog

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