Newsletter- October 21, 2015- Vol 8 Issue17
Tricks or Treats- What do you want in your Contracting Bag?
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Gloria Larkin TargetGov

You need this trick in your bag-

Debriefings, Bid Protests, and Size/Status Eligibility Challenges: In-Depth Look at Most Important Processes in Government Contracting

New Rule Creates Equal Playing Field With Sole Source Ability 


Women-owned small businesses seeking federal contracts won a victory when the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a rule, effective Oct. 14, allowing for the use of sole-source authority in the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program.

The fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act provided agencies with statutory authority to award sole-source contracts to WOSBs through the WOSB Federal Contract Program. Until this rule was finalized by the SBA rule published on Sept. 14, the program was the only major small business contracting program without this authority — putting women entrepreneurs at a distinct disadvantage. 

Billion Dollar Proposal Graphics

Join Mike Parkinson- in person or virtually- on Thursday November 5, at the Government Contracting Institute at TargetGov to Get Visual! Responding to to federal RFP's can be a high-stakes gamble- learn hands on how to make your company stand out!

Coming soon- November 12th

Building Trust Through Oral Presentations
 

OMB and GSA Tout Progress in Federal Agencies ‘Buying as One’
  In the 10 months since the White House procurement policy chief announced a new push to consolidate contracts, the government as a whole has taken seven key steps in pursuit of category management, officials said on Wednesday.

“The more we work together to leverage our buying power, drive more consistent practices across our agencies, share information, and reduce duplication, the better the results for the American taxpayers,” wrote U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung and Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Tom Sharpe in a blogpost for the Office of Management and Budget.

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How to Position Yourself for Success in the State and Local Government Contracting Arena 

Securing state and local government contracts can be an outstanding way to expand your business. But do you have your I’s dotted and your T’s crossed when it comes to compliance?

Diana DeWitt of the CPA and consulting firm of Gross Mendelsohn will present and moderate a panel designed to help attendees position themselves for success when it comes to securing and maintaining contracts with state and local government agencies.

BONUS!

Attendees will get a free overhead rate calculator for FAR audits.
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