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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.

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.

Fiscal Year 2014 in Review

Marc Vogtman / Oct 21, 2014

October is here again, and another government fiscal year has closed. Let's take a look back at the procurement activity of FY 2014 for the highs and the lows.

GovTribe deals in data. Gobs and gobs of government contract data. We use that data to provide insights into the world of federal contracting through our apps and Custom Reports.

This week we've got another entry for our Agency Insight series. We dive in to government spending on international development by examining USAID. We create these infographics using data from our iPhone app, hōrd. As the only iPhone app of its kind, hōrd gives you the real time activity of the government procurement universe. Our customers use hōrd to make better pursuit decisions and ultimately win more work. Download today and start tracking your favorite agency, office, contracting officer, competitor, or project.

This week we're, again, taking some liberties with our Agency Insight series to address an aspect of government procurement that's getting some attention in the media. Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts are an incredibly common tool used by agencies to more quickly award projects to companies. If you've seen our infographics on HHS, NASA, and DHS, you probably noticed that the largest contracts awarded in FY 13 for each of them were multi-million or multi-billion, multi-award, multi-year contracts. IDIQs (and their brethern, Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA)) are the primary vehicle through which government agencies obligate budgeted funds.