A May 12, 2016, proposed rule issued by the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration estimates that it costs the government $907 to award and administer a contract.
Here’s our annual incurred cost submission due date reminder.
If you are a calendar year contractor (i.e. your accounting year ends on December 31st), and have a cost-type contract, your annual incurred cost submission is due on June 30th.
A former contractor has pleaded guilty for bribing two GSA employees for no-bid contract work.
Just one month remains until the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announce awards for the $25 billion Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC).
The federal government is a big spender, to the tune of $79 billion for Information Technology alone. The market is immense. The contracts are bigger and longer. For some startup boutique companies, a ‘small pilot’ in the government could be larger than its biggest commercial customer.
Washington, D.C. tech startups face an often daunting maze in pursuit of federal government contracts. Wanting to share her own map of that labyrinth after years as a government IT contractor drove Meagan Metzger to found tech startup accelerator Dcode42 just steps away from the White House last year. It’s the same mission that inspired her to create the series of events that make up Dcode42’s first Power Week.
As the government moves forward with category management of mobile devices and services, it represents a huge opportunity, but there are inherent risks as more contracts are consolidated.
If you’re in the business of training or education, the odds are that you are perpetually seeking new clients. These days, the competition is fierce and more and more, you may be competing against low-cost online services. How do you make your services stand out from the crowd? You need to write a persuasive proposal to pitch your training services to new clients.
A big disadvantage to using a web-based system is that the proposal software and your business information are stored on the web. A web-based system is potentially more at risk from hackers, because the data from thousands of businesses presents a high-value target for hackers seeking confidential business information. Also, a web-based solution may not be available when you need it, like those times you can’t log in when you are flying or on the road. You should also consider whether or not you can easily extract your proposal data from a web-based system for use elsewhere. Most web-based solutions are new business ventures without proven track records – and if you read some of their support blogs you will find out which ones have frequent web site outages.
You’ve decided to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) from a private company. You’ve got the RFP paperwork in hand, or maybe you read the requirements on the company’s website. Now you’re wondering how to get started.