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DoD Usage of Sole-Source Procurements to 8(a) Firms Continues to Decline | PNWC’s Government Contracting Update

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The Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) 8(a) program is the Federal Government’s primary vehicle for developing small businesses. Tribal 8(a) firms, such as firms owned by Alaska Native Corporations, can with sole-source contracts for any dollar amount in the 8(a) program, while other 8(a) firms generally must compete for contracts valued above certain dollar thresholds.

Source: PNWC’s Government Contracting Update: DoD Usage of Sole-Source Procurements to 8(a) Firms Continues to Decline

Q1 2016 Technology Procurement Up 1.9% | Onvia

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Out of four major industry groups examined for the Q1 2016 SLED market, the technology group saw a 1.9% rate of growth over the same quarter the previous year. Special to this blog is an easy-to-share infographic that summarizes what happened in the Q1 2016 technology SLED contracting market.

Source: [Infographic] Q1 2016 Technology Procurement Up 1.9% | Onvia

Federal contract spending experiences six-year decline – FederalNewsRadio.com

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Federal contract spending declined in 2015

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How to Get Around a Solicitation’s Page Limitation | PNWC’s Government Contracting Update:

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The Department of Energy (DOE) issued a solicitation for cyber security support services, information technology support services and policy and governance services. . The solicitation limited the technical proposal to 10 pages, single-spaced, using 12 point (or larger) Times New Roman, Courier, Geneva, Arial, or Universal font type. The solicitation stated that proposals in excess of the ten pages would not be evaluated.

Fiscal year: As June 30 approaches, will government spending accelerate?

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Bid notification and intelligence firms and former government managers say, yes, agency spending may accelerate prior to the June 30 fiscal year-end.

Source: Fiscal year: As June 30 approaches, will government spending accelerate?

Must-attend June Events – Red Team Consulting

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June is jam packed with a variety of small business and government-related must-attend events in the DC metro area. Here is a list of events that we think should be on your radar:

Source: Must-attend June Events – Red Team Consulting

SBA Didn’t Properly Justify 8(a) Termination, Says Court – SmallGovCon

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SBA didn’t adequately explain its rationale for terminating an 8(a) program participant, according to a recent federal court ruling on 8(a) program termination.

Source: SBA Didn’t Properly Justify 8(a) Termination, Says Court – SmallGovCon

Insights Blog | Proposal & Capture Management Consulting & Training from Lohfeld Consulting Group

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Poor FITARA scores open an opportunity for GSA to help agencies but will the creation of the new Technology Transformation Service pay off? Lisa Pafe discusses.

Source: Insights Blog | Proposal & Capture Management Consulting & Training from Lohfeld Consulting Group

Leader”shift”: Shifting From a “Commercial” to a “Government” Mindset Tickets, Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM | Government Contractors Association

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ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING *** The monthly meeting of the Government Contractors Association is the one place where business owners, government professionals, and industry experts can come to network, meet possible teaming partners, connect with agencies, get best practices from successful peers and learn how to navigate the maze that is government contracting. This month’s event is: LEADER”SHIFT”: Shifting from a “Commercial” to a “Government” MIndset You’ve heard GCA’s bidding and winning strategies, but there is one more key strategy: MINDSET!! At our next association meeting, we will discuss the mindset shifts and the qualities that business owners and leaders need in order to grow successful government contracting businesses. Not only will you hear from us, but you will also get the opportunity to hear from one of our successful contractors and get a taste of Leader”shift” in Action. At this monthly meeting you will learn: The top qualities of successful contractors? The leadership mindset needed to be successful? What “Shifts” are needed to move your business from the Commercial market to the Government market? What impact does mindset have on your business? Plus much more… Join us on Tuesday, June 14th from 6:00p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for a dynamic, engaging presentation. Parking is FREE and wine and refreshments will be served. *** Members are FREE Non-Members must pay $10 at the door.

Source: Leader”shift”: Shifting From a “Commercial” to a “Government” Mindset Tickets, Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

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