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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

CPARS and How They Impact Your Bid 

“The greatest predictor of the future is the past.”     While the original source of this pithy observation is unknown, it remains true, most especially in government contracting. A company’s past performance rating may be the single greatest determining factor in the next bid’s win or loss.  The Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) is one of the most critical, and... Read More

The NVSBC Veterans Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS) 2019:  Welcome to Wrap-Up! 

The National Veteran Small Business Coalition Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS) is one of the most exciting veteran-focused events in which I’ve participated over the years; it never disappoints.  This year, from welcome to wrap-up, VETS19 provided veteran-centric motivation, engagement, and robust networking opportunities from beginning to end!  The keynote speaker, awards, veteran-owned small business pitch competition, along with the events in-between, kept all fully engaged, provided countless shared experiences, and... Read More