Category: Articles

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

The Challenge of Effective Marketing

By Gloria Larkin and Cindy Gaddis Winning government contracts with a high return on the investment (ROI) of time, money, and effort requires a well-thought-out process that incorporates a targeted marketing, sales, capture, and request for proposal (RFP) response process specific to the government marketplace. Many businesses do not have a proactive marketing process in... 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