Category: Articles

ESOPs Eligible for DOD Pilot Program

Is your company owned under an employee stock ownership plan? If so, you need to know what’s new from the Department of Defense ― a pilot program allowing contracting officers to award sole-source follow-on contracts to contractors owned 100% by an ESOP. Although sole-source awards already exist for certain small businesses, this program marks the... Read More

Navy Moves to Boost Small Businesses

Here’s the good news: it appears that significant parts of government contracts are reaching the hands of small business owners via its prime contractors. That’s the intention of the U.S. Navy, which offers five large contracts that are subcontracted into smaller awards, allowing more entrepreneurs to bid for work. Still, the process can use some... Read More

No Generic Capability Statements

No Generic Capability Statements By Kiyon Brandford A generic capability statement hurts your chances of being noticed by federal decision-makers. The federal marketplace is a large competitive space with thousands of companies trying to breakthrough and build relationships with the decision-makers responsible for awarding federal procurements. Federal decision-makers are tasked with researching and evaluating companies... Read More