News Monthly Archives: July 2015

New Tools Being Used by GSA to Improve Purchasing

GSA pushes for new and improved acquisition tools Government contracting can be costly to business and the government.  That is why GSA is looking to streamline the process for everyone involved. Source: Federal Times, Article written by Andy Medici, published … Continued

Businesses Can Prepare for Year-End Spending Increases

Four Ways to Prep for Fourth-Quarter Contracting During an event hosted by Bloomberg in July 2015, Bill Gormley with the the Gormley Group, reminded the audience that the 4th quarter is the busiest for federal contractor.  He presented four strategies … Continued

Is HUBZone Red Tape Worth It?

Program for businesses in distressed areas plagued by red tape Completing HUBZone paperwork can be a daunting task for many businesses.  However it may pay off in the long run as illustrated by this company in Delaware. Source: delawareonline, Article … Continued

Additional WOSB Changes Coming

Changes on the Horizon for the SBA 8(m) Women-Owned Small Business Program Source: JD Supra Business Advisor, Article written by Jennifer Boll, published July 13, 2015 Additional regulations governing the federal contracting “set-aside” program and now also the “sole source” … Continued

Pass/Fail Past Performance Evaluation:

No Comparison Required Source: SmallGovCon, Article written by Steven Koprince, published July 21, 2015 Where a solicitation contemplated a “pass/fail” evaluation of past performance, and stated that an offeror without relevant past performance would nonetheless be rated “Acceptable,” there was … Continued

VA Contracts Fraudulently Awarded to New Jersey Woman

Woman sentenced to 37 months for bribing VA official Source:, published July 13, 2015 TRENTON — A Hopewell woman was sentenced to 37 months in prison for bribing a former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) supervisory engineer at the … Continued

New Incentives by SBA Boosts Small Business Contracts

U.S. Government Hits Small Business Milestone Source:, published July 3, 2015 The Small Business Administration has launched an array of new initiatives in recent months aimed at boosting small businesses in the U.S., and the efforts appear to be … Continued

Illinois PTAC Awards 2015 Small Business of the Year Award

Award honors small business entrepreneurship Source: Quad-City Business Journal, Article published Jul 9, 2015 Brenda Gillman, president of PakSource in Rock Island, has received the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award from the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at … Continued