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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.

New IDIQ Awards at Fiscal Year End

Marc Vogtman / Jul 24, 2015

In couple of posts in this FY end series I’ve covered the re-competes of high profile indefinite delivery vehicles that are going on right now. In this post I want to highlight a few important,new IDIQs that are nearing award for the first time.

Crocket and Tubbs write a Sources Sought. My mother always told me to never trust spellcheck. Color is only hull deep.

This is Part 2 of a blog post about high profile indefinite delivery vehicle (IDV) re-compete procurements that are ramping up or completing at fiscal year end. (You can find Part 1 here.) In this post, I highlight three more IDV procurements - STARS II, ESD II, and WPS 2. Let’s dive right in.