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

Indiana PTAC Event Featured in the Chicago Post-Tribune

January 25, 2016 This recent article from the Chicago-Post Tribune highlights the kind of assistance that PTACs all around the country are providing to their local small businesses.  Congratulations to Shane Springer and the Indiana PTAC for work well-done! Small … Continued

Contracting May Soon Become a “People” Business

December1, 2015 The ‘P’ in Procurement Isn’t Just for Price, It’s for People Too Source: Government Executive, Staci L. Redmon, November 11, 2015 Is the federal government moving away from lowest price, technically acceptable procurements? Contractors that are in the … Continued

Contractors and Agency Officials Plan on a Tight Budget

November 30, 2015 Contractors Predict Tightening of Federal Opportunities in Next 5 Years Source: Government Executive, Charles S. Clark, November 18, 2015 Governmentwide spending on defense and civilian contracting risks being pinched over the next five years by growing mandatory … Continued

Great Advice for Thinking About Marketing

Some essentials – like “Listening” – are often overlooked when Marketing GSA’s National Outreach Program Manager Christy Jackiewicz forwarded to us this terrific blog post on marketing essentials .  She’s worked with small businesses for many, many years and knows … Continued

US Department of Energy Announces Small Business Forum

FY16 Small Business Kickoff Outreach The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is presenting a FY 2016 Small Business Kick-Off Forum to share DOE initiatives and upcoming procurement opportunities, and to further the … 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