GovPartners Launches SubTeamPartners Networking Website!
GovPartners has launched the much-anticipated teaming network, www.subteampartners.com. An upgrade to the previous system reduces the time spent searching for a prime or subcontractor to respond to RFPs that require multiple service and products. Not only are you able to post your needs anonymously, the network is designed to facilitate document sharing, teaming opportunity searching and posting, forum participation, capabilities postings, monthly spotlights, saved searches, archives and the use of valuable templates such as NDAs, subcontractor agreements, and teaming agreements. GovPartners is looking for companies to join the beta testing and help populate the network. Click here to join now.
Small Biz & Big Gov = GovPartners.
Did you know that over the past year, the amount of money that small business contractors have invested in seeking gov contracts has averaged $103,827, which is an increase of 21% over the previous year? HOWEVER, small businesses are bidding less. Why? The average success rates for small biz contractors in both prime and subcontracts have also declined, because of a more competitive and tighter environment. As the Gov's budget is streamlined, the lowest price/technically acceptable (LPTA) buying practice is more prevalent. It is time to get creative and manage costs, maintain a reasonable profit, while remaining competitive.
On April 10, 2012 US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the launch of a DOT Mentor-Protégé Pilot Program during DOT’s Small Business Day: Moving Forward. This pilot program was created to enhance the capability of minority and small business owners to successfully compete for and perform in federal procurement opportunities. Managed by the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), the program will provide an opportunity for small businesses to create strategic alliances with successful large or prime contractors to receive technical assistance and move their businesses to the next level.
A majority of the initiatives GAO reviewed (26 of 30) met, or expected to meet, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) expectation for fielding a capability in response to joint urgent operational needs within 2 years. However, performance in meeting schedule estimates varied, and more than half of the initiatives experienced schedule delays.