SmallGovCon Week in Review: April 15-19, 2024

Happy Friday everyone! Here in the Midwest we are enjoying some nice spring weather. But along with the beautiful flowers comes the allergies for some folks. In contracting news this week legislators in Washington have been working on bills in an attempt to make it easier for small businesses to work with the government and there is continued movement on cybersecurity for federal contractors. You can read more about that in the articles below as well as other contracting news.

Have a great weekend.

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Govology Webinar: Past Performance: A Critical Factor For Success in the Government Marketplace (2024 Update), April 25, 2024, 1:00-2:30pm EDT

Please join us for an in-depth exploration of past performance management in government contracting. Gain valuable knowledge to leverage your past successes for future growth and competitive advantage.

Past performance management holds significant weight in the success of government contractors. Government agencies now place a premium on a contractor’s ability to deliver on promises, emphasizing the adage that “actions speak louder than words.” Contractors with a strong track record of past performance gain a competitive edge in the government contracting arena. 

Nicole Pottroff and Greg Weber, will discuss the essential components of past performance crucial for building a solid foundation for success. Register here.

SmallGovCon Week in Review: April 8-12, 2024

Happy Friday, readers. Around these parts, we’ve been enjoying some nice spring weather as we try to fill the void left by the end of March Madness. But it will be heating up soon, so enjoy the spring weather while you can and have a great weekend! Here are some recent updates from the world of federal contracting, including some new congressional initiatives to streamline federal contracting processes, as well as create new cyber standards for federal procurement.

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SBA: Full-Time Devotion Still Matters for SDVOSBs

SBA’s Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) rules include one particular component dealing with the working hours of a service-disabled veteran owner of an SDVOSB business, often called the full-time devotion rule. SBA has recently reviewed its full-time devotion requirement in an SDVOSB protest, and found that the company in question did not establish that a service-disabled veteran met the requirement.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: April 1-5, 2024

Happy April! We hope everyone had a great week. Yet another beautiful spring Friday for us at SmallGovCon! And you guessed it, it’s time for your week in review. 

We’ve included some fascinating articles on what’s happening in the federal government contracting world we think you will enjoy. These included how contractors may be impacted in an election year, as well as a bill to reduce red tape in procurement. Have a wonderful weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: March 25-29, 2024

We hope you had a great week and are enjoying some nice spring weather. Here are some happenings from the federal government contracting world this week, including more updates on the funding package, upcoming information on complying with labor regulations, and new policies on AI. Enjoy your weekend!

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Michael Lejeune’s New Book Now Available!

Please check out the new release from my friend, federal contracting expert Michael LeJeune.

Bestselling author and GovCon expert, Michael LeJeune is releasing his new book, “I’m New to Government Contracting – Where Should I Start?” on March 26th. Michael’s new book has all that a growing federal contractor needs to get started on a path to success. I was especially struck by the emphasis on avoiding shortcuts. As a GovCon attorney, we sometimes hear about get-rich-quick schemes involving federal contractors. Michael puts those to bed. For instance, you have to read his takedown of the middleman strategy if you have heard about that online.

But he also provides time-tested strategies for getting into government contracting and for growing your business. As one example, there is a nice overview of how to do an evaluation of your business and examine how your processes will translate to government contracting. The book also has great explanations and concrete checklists for things like 9 core marketing tools and 7 key ways to build your pipeline.  

Register here to get a special 60% discount link on the day of launch: