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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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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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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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Government Contracting: Does Your Small Business Qualify?

Contracting with the federal government as a small business can be beneficial — in fact, 23 percent of all prime government contract funds are set aside for small businesses. The Small Business Administration (SBA) supports businesses that wish to work with the government, and if your business qualifies, you will have access to helpful resources. […]

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How Women’s Small Businesses Contracting Just Made History

Women’s history month is upon us, so it seems timely that we take a quick moment to celebrate the strides women entrepreneurs have made in the past half century…and the great strides we are making today! Thanks to the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988 (and their supporters), […]

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Technical Proposal and Pricing Workshop

“Responding to proposal” are three words that typically don’t inspire happy, patient thoughts. However, it’s important to understand that responding to a Request for Proposal (RPF) is time consuming and can be extremely frustrating because of the high level of detail that goes into creating one. But alas, they are a necessary part of the […]

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