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Halloween, Thanksgiving and Tax Planning

There are a lot of fun things to do and holiday events in the Fall.  The seasons change, the leaves turn and we all begin to think about what’s ahead as we get closer to the end of each year.  While it is not likely to be considered a fun activity by most (well, probably […]

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SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program Provides Critical Affiliation Exception for Eligible Joint Ventures

By Todd R. Overman* As one of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) contracting assistance programs, the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP) aims to help small businesses learn from larger, experienced government contractors. To qualify as a protégé, a business must classify as a small business with industry experience and have a proposed mentor prior to […]

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Pricing Strategies for the Small Government Contractor

Laura A Davis June 6, 2018 When a government contractor prepares a proposal to either the Federal Government or to a Prime Contractor under a Federal Government proposal, they have two major objectives: to win the contract and to make money.  But those two objectives can sometimes work against each other in today’s environment.  Staying […]

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Indirect Cost Pools

By: Laura Davis May 4, 2018 Indirect rates are a critical item for a government contractor.  Keeping those rates low is the only way to bid competitively and be profitable.  So what are some of the major factors a government contractor should consider in developing their indirect rate structure? Should I use a two-tier or […]

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4 Questions to Ask Before Bidding on Government Contracts

With over $500 billion awarded to contractors annually, Federal Government contracting is a lucrative market. However, for those new to the world of government contracting, the process of pursuing contracts may seem daunting. Selling to the government is different than selling to the private sector — there are numerous rules and regulations businesses must comply […]

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The Year End Memo: What You Need to Know

Near the end of each year, the IRS notifies employers to remind their employees to submit a new Form W-4 by February 15th, if necessary. An employee must submit a new form if their withholding allowances have or will change for the next year, or if they have claimed exempt for the current year on […]

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Six Top Government Contracting Opportunities for 2017

On September 26th, 2016, analysts at Bloomberg Government identified a list of the top twenty government contracting opportunities for the upcoming year in a webinar. The list features contracts with a total value of $243.2 billion, with five of the programs valued at $10 billion or more. Nine out of the top twenty opportunities will […]

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Women’s Small Business Contracting: Does Your Business Qualify?

In 1994, The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) set a goal to award 5 percent of government contracts to Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs). Earlier this year, 22 years after the goal was originally set, the SBA announced that the Federal Government had finally met — and exceeded — that goal. In 2016, the government made […]

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Resources to Help You Find Government Contracting Opportunities

Are you considering working with the Federal Government but aren’t quite sure how to get started? There are many benefits to contracting with the world’s largest purchaser of goods and services — out of the hundreds of millions of dollars it spends on government contracts, the Federal Government is required to allocate 23 percent towards […]

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Join Us for the 2016 Annual Government Contracting Seminar

Here at Strategic Consulting Solutions, we are committed to educating and advising government contractors on compliant accounting strategies and practices. One of our favorite events of the year is our Annual Government Contracting Seminar, an outstanding educational seminar designed specifically for government contractors. This year, we have teamed up with PDS Consulting Solutions to bring […]

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