Small business contracting

  • GSA adds $7B to 8(a) governmentwide contract’s ceiling

    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.

  • Could NITAAC’s $40B governmentwide IT contract be a boon for small businesses?

    Keith Johnson, the contracting lead for the CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP4 vehicles for NITAAC, said his office is reviewing industry comments on the $40 billion CIO-SP4 draft solicitation and will release the final one in late calendar year 2020.

  • Defense employee unions on Trump administration radar

    In today’s Federal Newscast, after a delay, the White House publishes a memo allowing the defense secretary to to exclude civilian employees from current collective bargaining law.

  • Government contracts made easy(ier)

    GovCon small business adviser and author Judy Bradt joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the steps you can take to grow your business and win more government contracts in 2020.

  • The challenges of being a small government contractor

    C2 Technologies CEO Dolly Oberoi joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the evolution of the “small business” contracting ecosystem and why now is a great time to be a small contractor in government.

  • The power of teaming & accessing online training

    What are the biggest problems facing small contractors and what steps can they take to increase their chances of winning government contracts? Find out when Carroll Bernard of Waypoint America and Govology joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center.

  • Air Force evolving to buy ideas, not tech

    The Air Force is in the middle of a major acquisition reform. Part of that is trying to learn how to work with tech startups and small businesses.

  • Connolly, Meadows to introduce bill to serve as ‘statutory anchor’ for FedRAMP

    DoD plans to issue a memo that would strongly encourage reciprocity for cloud services authorized by FedRAMP at the moderate level.

  • Price competition driving some vendors to think differently

    The president of PM Consulting Group said to be successful in the federal market, small firms have to think less about agency goals and more about how to solve specific business problems.

  • Small contractors: Under siege

    Are some GSA and OMB initiatives making it difficult for small contractors to succeed in the federal market? Find out when Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center.