All posts by Gloria Larkin

Contracting Market Jolted Out of Complacency by Critical Change Currently Underway

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) released its long-awaited consolidated Schedule solicitation on FedBizOpps.gov on October 1. The new solicitation modernizes federal acquisition by consolidating and streamlining the existing 24 Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into a single Schedule or contract for products, services, and combined solutions. Sales through the old GSA Schedules hover at about... Read More

Key Government Contracting Web Site FBO.gov Transition Underway

The long-planned combination of multiple federal government contracting websites into one is in progress with the announcement of the agile launch of SAM.beta.gov to totally replace the FedBizOpp.gov (FBO.gov) website in early 2020. The General Services Administration (GSA) is responsible for the development and function of the new free federal contracting opportunities website. The planned... Read More

Contracting Legislation Affects Large and Small Businesses

Legislative changes are happening right now that affect large and small businesses serving as federal contractors. There SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program has, in the past, only included the 8(a) Program certified companies. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2013 allowed the SBA to establish Mentor-Protégé Programs for companies participating in the HUBZone, SDVOSB and WOSB Programs.... Read More