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Webinar Recording: A GovTribe Overview

Marc Vogtman / Jul 19, 2016

In case you missed our live webinar on Tuesday, July 19, here is a recording of the session in full. In 30 minutes we provided a comprehensive tour of the GovTribe platform. We covered site navigation, our data sources, and how to use all of the major features. We also answered some insightful user questions.

What to Expect at Fiscal Year End 2016

Marc Vogtman / Jul 7, 2016

As we approach another fiscal year end it seems a good time to look back at federal contracting trends over the past several years. Specifically, I wanted to see if we could use Q1 through Q3 award and spending activity to forecast Q4 activity.

The Alliant 2 solicitation is out. Now what?

Alan Birchler De Allende / Jul 5, 2016

It's difficult to overstate how important Alliant 2 is for IT sector companies. Having access to opportunities under Alliant 2, while not a guarantee of success in federal contracting, may be a baseline prerequisite for it.

Entering the Federal Contracting Market

Alan Birchler De Allende / Jun 29, 2016

This week we discuss a few more data trends relating to first-time awardees between FY 2013 and FY 2015. First-time contracts have grown over the last few years despite the contraction of the overall market. This is a nice silver lining on recent trends in the government contracting space indicating that new, small firms still have opportunity despite the overall decrease in spending and total new contract awards overall.

Is finding the right Partner the key to growth?

Alan Birchler De Allende / Jun 23, 2016

Here’s a situation you may have encountered. You’ve identified a bid opportunity that’s perfect for your company or team, but it’s a set-aside contract and you don’t hold the proper status. You know you need to team up, but your company is having a hard time finding the right small business to partner up with. What do you do next?

The long anticipated, $25 billion Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) has been awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

As many in the government sector know, the 2013 government shutdown and subsequent triggering of the sequestration negatively impacted the government contracting market. The extent of the impact has been difficult to discern, but with three years of data we're starting to make sense of the damage.

Team Up With GovTribe

Jay Hariani / May 26, 2016

To win many federal contracts, you'll need to assemble a quality team. Proposal writers need to work closely with SMEs, quals need to be collected, business development managers are constantly gathering competitive information, and your legal team probably just needs to relax. You've heard it all before. Collaborating with your proposal team is often a time-consuming, conference-call filled process. GovTribe created Teams to help make the process easier.

We recently launched a new feature to help our customers identify potential competitors before they submit their proposal - GovTribe Insights.

At GovTribe, we believe everyone should have easy access to government contract spending. Whether you're a small business trying to understand your market or a large business interested in expiring task orders, getting intel should be easy.

Fiscal Year-End 2015 Wrap-up

Marc Vogtman / Sep 22, 2015

Government Product News picked up my fiscal year-end blog series this week, so thought it was a good time for a quick wrap up.

FDA romantically rides a ferris wheel with an unnamed small business. DEA lobs a softball to Gus Fring. The Air Force scare the bejeezus out of me. All this and more in This Week in Federal Contracting.

OSD needs a hero. The Air Force defends itself from itself. Boatloads of bullets.

In previous posts​ I’ve covered the high-profile IDIQs that are in process for recompete or initial award. Today I wanted to call attention to some of the interesting, niche, and/or small business focused indefinite delivery vehicle procurements happening at year end. They are generally lower dollar value than those I've previously written about, but potentially impactful to their own market segments.

This Week in Federal Contracting is taking this week off. Despite the joy you may be feeling at not having to read another set of poorly hacked together federal contracting jokes, I'll be back next week.