SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 30- February 3, 2023

Happy Friday, Readers! Hope you have been having a great week and a great start to February! Around these parts, we’re getting geared up for another exciting Super Bowl with our hometown Chiefs and the anticipation is building.

We hope you had a great week and our looking forward to a very nice weekend. We have included a few articles of interest concerning federal government contracting below. Of special note is a new contract management standard and a priority for small business engagement in DoD contracts. Enjoy!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 23-27, 2023

Happy Friday, Readers. The Kansas City Chiefs secured another win on Saturday and have moved forward into the AFC Championship game. I think everyone in town had on their Chiefs gear last weekend. It was a sea of red. With temperatures predicted to be in the 20’s on Sunday, it will be a cold one in Kansas City for the big game! Brr.

We hope you had a great week and can grab a game or two this weekend and root for your favorite team. We have included some noteworthy articles below on federal government contracting, including SBA moving to a new certification platform and enhancing training for contracting officers. Enjoy the weekend and Go Chiefs!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 9-13, 2023

Happy Friday, Readers! Now that the holidays are over, we are really enjoying the NFL Playoffs and rooting for our Kansas City Chiefs. There’s never a dull moment when Patrick Mahomes is on the field! Our fingers are crossed that the team can get to another Super Bowl.

There was a lot of activity in federal government contracting this week and it seems that contract opportunities are really increasing. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) began accepting applications through the Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert) program to expanding access to resources for Veterans and other underserved populations. You can read the full press release in the article below as well as other noteworthy news articles that we have included. Enjoy the weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: December 26-30, 2022

Happy Friday Readers! It’s time to say goodbye to 2022 and make plans for the new year. We hope 2022 has been a good year for you. We are looking forward to providing valuable insights for federal contractors in 2023 and we appreciate your continued support of SmallGovCon. This week saw important updates regarding both the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act and government spending bill.

We wish you the best in 2023! Happy new year!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: December 12-16, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers. We hope you have had a great week and are excited about the holiday season. There’s only one more weekend to get that shopping done! No matter how prepared I think I am, it seems there is always something that sneaks up at the last minute. We do hope you find time to sit and relax a bit this weekend and we’ve included some articles about federal government contracting that we believe are worth a read, including updates on the government shutdown and NDAA. Enjoy!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: December 5-9, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers. We hope you have a great week and are finishing the year strong. There were several announcements in federal government contracting this week. The SBA issued a statement regarding the recent announcement by the Department of Defense (DoD) on the creation of the Office of Strategic Capital (OSC) as well as releasing a statement on the Coronavirus Crisis Report Concerning Fraud in the Paycheck Protection Program. Please read more on those announcements below and other federal government happenings. Have a great weekend!

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SBA Provides Answers on Vets Certification Program Roll-Out in Q&A Session

On December 6, 2022, the SBA held a virtual Q&A session to discuss the roll-out of the Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) certification program. They will be assuming responsibility as of January 2023 and the SBA will begin accepting applications for certification on January 9, 2023. Through the Q&A session, the SBA provided some tips for contractors, an explanation of the processes that are controlling the SBA’s SDVOSB and VOSB certification program, and even gave attendees a preview of the software that will be used. Of course, SmallGovCon was there to get all the details so that we can break them down for you.

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