Category: Posts by Gloria Now Official Source for Federal Past Performance Information 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 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

Government Contracting in a Crisis

All 50 states have now declared individual state emergencies and joined the President’s national emergency declaration of March 13, 2020. Government contracting in a crisis is not contracting as usual. The federal government continues actively contracting, although new channels and processes have opened to expedite procurement of goods and services to not just address the... Read More

Sweeping Changes in Federal HUBZone Rules Continue in 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced that beginning in January 2020, the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program continued to adapt to the changing federal contracting market making the program more attractive to small businesses and encouraging them to invest in HUBZone communities and hire HUBZone residents. The January changes included permitting Governors... Read More