Contract Award

Key Questions to Help You Prepare for a GSA Assessment

Over the decades, GSA has used different terms to describe how they determine whether a company is compliant with the GSA Terms and Conditions including assessments, reviews, and audits. I will use the term “Assessment” for my article. The criteria are very similar, although there have been some nuances and slight variations of emphasis throughout …

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When “Other than Full and Open Competition” Applies to Federal Government Purchases

The Federal Government encourages full and open competition because it generally reduces the price and increases innovation. However, it does not apply to: Micropurchases which are contracts up to $10,000; Contracts awarded for between $10,000-$250,000 under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT); Contract modifications that were previously evaluated in the initial award (e.g. option years, optional …

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HUBZone Program Changes Effective December 26, 2019

Effective December 26, 2019 there will be changes to the HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) Program that should benefit both small businesses and the Government. Small businesses should benefit because the restrictions will be slightly less rigorous both in order to get certified and to maintain certification. With the less stringent regulations, it will most …

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Small Business: Questions and Answers

1. Scenario: A competitive solicitation is released as a small-business set-aside, specifically as a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB). The Government does not receive any proposals. Question: Will the solicitation be released as full and open? Answer: If the Government has done the required market research and the research showed that the Government should expect to receive at least …

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How the Government Issues a Sole Source Award to a Non-8(a) Company

The Government may issue a Sole Source Award when there is only one company or organization that can satisfy the agency’s needs. DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard have more leeway and may issue a Sole Source Award if there are a limited number of potential sources. However, in order to issue these Sole Source …

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New Contract Award, Now What?

Between now and September 30, ‘Tis the season for the Government to issue Contract Awards. After award, there are some requirements that a company must perform and endeavors that the Company can perform for a smooth transition and execution, especially if they were not the incumbent. This article focuses on two—an External and Internal Kick-Off. …

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