By: Gloria Larkin Effective November 16, 2020, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) final rule (85 Fed. Reg. 66146) took effect to eliminate a separate 8(a) Mentor Protégé Program in favor of consolidating it in the All-Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP.) The intent is to satisfy the Executive Order 13771 issued in 2017,... Read More
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CPARS.gov Now Official Source for Past Performance Information
The U.S. federal government has completed the merger of the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) with the Contract Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS.gov). CPARS now serves as the federal report card system for prime contractors providing services and products to the U.S. federal government. Government decision-makers now use CPARS to review contractors’ performance under... Read More
How Can You Properly Prepare for 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. Simply attending is not enough however, as you must manage expectations and properly prepare in order to gain a competitive... Read More
4 Critical Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Win a Government Contract
Growing your business can mean approaching a few new avenues, including tapping into the federal marketplace. Many opt for working with the government as it can often provide a reliable revenue stream if you approach it properly. That said, entering the government marketplace can be tricky—it’s a whole new wheelhouse of branding and marketing that... Read More