Posts tagged "Federal contracts"
Dec 3, 2010

The government has a contracting goal of 5% with women-owned companies and to date the federal government has never met this goal. Starting in early 2011, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will have procedures in place to help women-owned companies gain access to more federal contracts. 

The program will allow contracting officers to restrict competition in 83 industry categories to women-owned small businesses. When the program was being defined 45 industries were deemed “underrepresented” and 38 industries were deemed “substantially underrepresented” by women-owned companies.

"Women-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of our nation's economy, and even during the economic downturn of the last few years, have been one of the key job creation engines in communites across the country," SBA Administrator Karen Mills said.

It is believed with this new program with federal government will achieve the 5% contracting goal with women-owned companies.

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Oct 8, 2010

The government has a contracting goal of 5% with women-owned companies and to date the federal government has never met this goal. Starting in 2011, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will have procedures in place to help women-owned companies gain access to more federal contracts.

The program will allow contracting officers to restrict competition in 83 industry categories to women-owned small businesses. When the program was being defined 45 industries were deemed “underrepresented” and 38 industries were deemed “substantially underrepresented” by women-owned companies.

It is believed with this new program with federal government will achieve the 5% contracting goal with women-owned companies.

For more information click here.

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Sep 3, 2010

There is a rising trend in the number of protested federal contracts. Is this trend due to confusing statistics or just causes? Let’s take a closer look.

Protest
·         The protest will not ruin your relationship with the customer
·         You have consulted with a protest lawyer and there is a protest able flaw in the procurement
o   There is good chance the award will be overturned and you will be given the award
o   There is a good chance you will win the re-procurement
·         You are the incumbent
·         You are protesting a multiple award IDIQ contract where the task order customer is removed from the IDIQ decision makers
 
Do Not Protest
·         The protest may ruin your relationship with the customer
·         You have no money for the legal fees and it may cause you to spend too much money
·         You will only achieve a re-procurement
·         You can show your concerns in a positive way and then back away from a formal protest
·         You do not want to take the focus away from your company winning new business in the future
 
Make sure you have your facts straight before making any decisions about protesting. The best advice is to speak with a protest lawyer before talking with the customer or speaking publicly.
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