News Monthly Archives: August 2015

Making the Right Connections for Government Procurement

The culture shift of procurement reform It can be difficult for small business to pursue federal work.  Andrew Chang with Eastern Foundry a culture shift for procurement. Source:  FederalTimes,  Article written by Andrew Change, published August 4, 2015 As Abraham … Continued

Comments Requested from GSA about Cyber security

GSA wants industry comments on cybersecurity SIN With the recent security breaches at OPM, GSA is looking to make it easier for agencies to procure cyber security tools and services. Source: Federal Times, Article written by Aaron Boyd, published August … Continued

Protests and Corrective Actions

Protest Lessons Learned: When to Challenge Corrective Action A small business learned the hard wasy about protesting a contract award. Source: Fox Rothschild LLP, The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog, Article written by Nicholas T. Solosky, published August 13, … Continued

ChallengeHER Designed to Strengthen WOSB Program

Program helps women business owners navigate federal contracts process ChallengeHER is an national initiative to strengthen and promote the WOSB program. Source: New Hamphire Union Leader, Article written by Kimberly Houghton, published August 18, 2015. More than 130 women who … Continued

Christina Nebel-Dickerson takes helm of the Minnesota PTAC

Experienced Procurement Professional, Nebel-Dickerson is ready to lead APTAC congratulates Christina Nebel-Dickerson on her recent appointment as Director of the Minnesota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). A component of Minnesota’s Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA), the PTAC helps Minnesota businesses seeking … Continued

Sources Sought Notices have Quadrupled since 2004

Sources Sought Notices are on the Rise Sources Sought or a solicitation of interest are steadling increasing.  This is a great way for small business to get its foot in the door. Source: Set-Aside Alert, Article written by Alice Lipowics, … Continued

Can perception issues affect federal contracting?

Does perception matter? In federal contracting, it does. Perception is reality, even in federal contracting.  At the National Contract Management Association’s World Congress, a panel discussed how perception may or may not influence federal contracting. Source: FederalTimes, Article written by … Continued