News Monthly Archives: February 2016

GSA Alliant GWAC Had Outstanding Year

February 16, 2016 Alliant Enterprise GWAC Update Source: GSA Blog, Mary Davie, January 26, 2016 The GSA Alliant GWAC had an outstanding year helping agencies achieve their mission through a fast, flexible, and reliable acquisition vehicle. Agencies obligated $2.93 billion dollars … Continued

Strengthening Background Information

February 9, 2016 New Background Check Agency Will Affect Contractors Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Moriarty, February 1, 2016 Contractors often complaint that the background check process is slow, while contractors and their employee alike worry about information security in the wake of a … Continued

New Small Business Size Standards

February 5, 2016 SBA Increases Size Standards for Hundreds of Industries; Changes Effective February 26th APTAC staff article “New size standards will enable nearly 1,650 more businesses in those industries to obtain or retain small business status, will give federal … Continued

WOSB Still Disadvantaged Winning Government Contracts

February 3, 2016 Businesses Owned by Women Less Likely to Win U.S. Contracts, Study Shows Source: The New York Times, Jackie Calmes, February 2, 2016 The odds of businesses owned by women winning a federal contract are about 21 percent lower than … Continued

Roads are Mayors’ Top Public-Works Priorities

February 3, 2016 Mayors View Infrastructure Needs as Their Biggest Problem Source: Engineering News-Record, Tom Ichniowski, January 20, 2016 Mayors view underfunded infrastructure as the “most pressing problem” they face, says a new survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Boston … Continued