The General Services Administration said in April the 8(a) STARS II govermentwide acquisition contract for IT services hit its contract ceiling, but now it has increased the vehicle’s maximum obligations to $22 billion.
Vendors say they received little notice from GSA ahead of the 8(a) STARS II governmentwide contract reaching its contract ceiling in early April and this forced them and their agency customers to look for new procurement vehicles.
John Shoraka, co-founder and managing director of GovContractPros, explains why recent court rulings on Kingdomware and the American Relocation Connections could impact federal small business contracting.
John Shoraka, managing director GovContractPros and a former SBA executive, describes why recent procurement actions don’t bode well for small firms.
GSA launches a pilot to help companies in Phase III of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program get access to federal buyers.
The market research firm Deltek found the small business sector has seen significant reductions over the last seven years.
The government surpassed its 5 percent small business contracting goal for the fourth year in a row, but failed to hit two milestones for HUBZones and women-owned small businesses.
Small businesses growing more worried about the impact of category management on their opportunities to compete for contracts. OFPP required each category manager to submit a plan for how they will address those concerns.
The Small Business Administration issued a memo in October stating all task and delivery orders between $3,000 and $150,000 under the GSA schedule are to be set-aside for small businesses if two or more are qualified.
The House Small Business Committee had a number of bones to pick with the Small Business Association’s HUBZone program, including the agency’s decision to ignore a certain provision in the program’s requirements.