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Bona Fide Place of Business Moratorium Extended Until September 30, 2025

The head of the Small Business Administration, Isabel Casillas Guzman, has announced that a temporary rule change will continue until September 30, 2025. This rule change helps small.... View More
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GSA Schedule: Unlocking Opportunities for Women-Owned Small Businesses

With over 12 million women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) in the United States, this demographic has experienced rapid growth and is having a significant impact on the small business.... View More
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SeaPort NxG: Limited Time to Secure Your Spot – Rolling Admissions End July 3

SeaPort NxG rolling admissions started in Spring of 2024. Due to the short turnaround from the dropping of the SeaPort solicitation and the expected due date (approximately 4 weeks), I recommend.... View More
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VA Contracts: A Path to Success for Veterans and Service-Disabled Veterans

With over Sixteen Million Veterans in the United States, the Veterans Benefits and Services Administration wields a significant annual budget of $302 Billion, ranking as the 7th largest spender.... View More
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Successful 8(a) Program: A Look at Facilities Support Services

While the 8(a) BD Program is often associated with Construction and Information Technology, a significant industry has emerged as a major winner in recent years, Facilities Support Services. Over the .... View More
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Changes Ahead in GSA MAS Refresh #21

The General Services Administration Federal Acquisition Service is proactive in its efforts to streamline and update government procurement practices. In line with this commitment, the GSA.... View More
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Small Business Success: GSA Receives A+ Rating

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) received top marks for supporting small businesses in government contracts for the 14th year in a row. This is important because small.... View More
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GSA Schedules: Your Gateway to Efficient Government Purchasing

A GSA Schedule is a contract that enables government organizations to buy products or services at pre-negotiated prices from authorized vendors. Because these contracts are.... View More
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Check Your NAICS Code(s) to See if WOSB Program Participation Provides the Big Boost

One of the programs that Congress has established to provide small companies more chances to receive government contracts is the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract.... View More
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Federal Contract Vehicles: A Pathway to Government Procurement Success

Federal Contract Vehicles play a pivotal role in ensuring fairness and efficiency in the federal procurement process. By providing streamlined avenues for purchasing goods and .... View More
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