Paramount Sources On Government Contracts

Paramount Sources of Supplies & Services On Government Contracts

Many small businesses are not aware that the Federal Government cannot just go out and compete for a contract to obtain supplies and services.  There is a requirement that the Government must first go through the mandatory sources of supply and services before they seek supplies or services from any other source.  Today, I will […]

Which Parts of the Federal Acquisition Regulation Matter to Small Businesses?

FAR for Small Businesses

The Federal Acquisition Regulation, otherwise known as the FAR, is massive.  It contains 52 parts, which detail how government officials write the solicitations and the contracts. However, there is one part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation that is written and pertains to Government Contractors.  Please make sure you stay till the end so that you, […]

What is the DBE Program|Tips and Tricks

What is the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Programs (DBE) | Tips and Tricks

What is the DBE Program? | Tips and Tricks Let’s face it, we all need all the help we can get with government contracting. (#government contracting) That is where today’s topic comes into play. What is the DBE Program (#DBE)and Tips & Tricks is aimed to help you make the most of this program. The […]

Have Gov’t Contractors Been Impacted By Pandemic?

Have Gov't Contractors Been IMPACTED By Pandemic? Let's look at the set-asides

Hi, and welcome to my channel. I am Nancy and today I look at have government contractors been impacted by the pandemic? If you have been like me, I have been curious if the pandemic has reduced the number of contracts issued by the federal government. I will be concentrating on the five set-aside programs. […]

IT Industry Trends – Government Contracting


We have discussed contracting trends in the past but not industry-specific trends.  That is what we are doing today.  We are looking at Information Technology (IT) industry trends. For the last five years the government has been consolidating IT contracts. They have also moved to “as a service” based contracts. These trends are likely to […]

How Political Parties Influence Government Spending?

How Political Parties Influence Government Spending?

It is that time again. The Political Parties are gearing up for the presidential election. I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to discuss the influences each party brings to government spending. Usually, it appears as if each party is far apart, and yet sometimes it seems that their philosophies are similar.  So, let’s see […]

Joint Ventures – 12 Advantages & Disadvantages

12 Advantages & Disadvantages of Joint Ventures

As a government contractor, you realize that teaming with a business partner can be a great way to capitalize on Government Contracting opportunities.  Especially if your business lacks the resources, capital, and marketing knowledge to make it happen.  Before you venture down this path let’s look at the 12 advantages and disadvantages of Joint Ventures. […]

All About Teaming Agreement In Contracting

All About Teaming Agreements

Today, more and more businesses are using teaming agreements in Government contracting. Small companies have reached out to me, wanting to know my feelings about using a teaming agreement to get their first government contract. Usually, I would say no, but I have thought that this answer might be a little premature. If a small […]

Woman-Owned Small Business Contracting Trends

Woman Owned Small Business Contracting Trends

So far, we have reviewed the procurement trends for small businesses, 8(a), HUBZone and SDVOSB.  Overall, it has been very discouraging.  The only program doing well so far has been the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.  But hold your horses we have not discussed the Woman-Owned Small Business Program.  Are you an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small […]

Small Business Size Standards

Small Business Size Standards

The majority of businesses are not aware that small business size standards exits. Ask any small business owner if they are a large business or small business and they will say small? But are they really a small business? Why does it matter? Why Does My Business Size Matter? If you want to qualify for […]