All posts by Gloria Larkin

Section 889 Deadline Addresses Chinese Threats to Federal Customers and Contractors

Section 889 Deadline Addresses Chinese Threats to Federal Customers and Contractors By Gloria Larkin   As of August 13, 2020, every federal contractor, whether a one-person operation, or a multi-billion dollar corporation must certify that they and their extended supply chains, do not use, contain, install or sell covered telecommunication and video security equipment or... Read More

CPARS.gov Now Official Source for Federal Past Performance Information

CPARS.gov Now Official Source for Federal Past Performance Information By Gloria Larkin   The U.S. federal government’s Integrated Award Environment (IAE) has completed the merger of the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) with the Contract Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS.gov). CPARS now serves as the federal report card system for prime contractors providing services... Read More

How Can You Properly Prepare for Virtual Government Matchmaking Events, Conferences and Expos?

  Conferences and matchmaking events, as well as government trade shows or expos, are often an ideal way for  services and products business vendors to get their foot in the door with government agencies and decision-makers. However, as most of America continues to follow social distancing guidelines, these events have pivoted to virtual platforms.  ... Read More

Maryland Companies Receive Over $1.3 Billion in COVID-Specific Federal Contracts

The federal government has created a national reporting system housed within the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) to maintain transparency for COVID-19-specific spending. The most recent report states that $17.3 billion in contracts have been awarded to companies worldwide since March 13, 2020. Of those contracts, Maryland-based companies received over $1.3 billion in COVID-19-specific awards.... Read More