Small business contracting

  • Obama calls for more small business contracting

    The President also establishes a new task force on veterans small business development. New executive order on small business requires a new Web site to list agency small business contracting data. The order also creates a new interagency taskforce to make recommendations on improving federal progress in meeting governmentwide goals.

  • Acquisition workforce training going virtual

    GSA signs agreement with the Federal Acquisition Institute and the Defense Acquisition University to improve and standardize training for contracting officers and contracting specialists. The agency also signs an agreement to improve small business access to the schedules.

  • SBA to name new HUBZone director

    Grande Lum will lead a program that has been plagued by fraud and abuse. GAO successfully received HUBZone certifications for three bogus firms in sting operation. SBA administrator promises more oversight of the program.

  • SBA lifts GTSI suspension; CEO forced to resign

    GTSI can go back to working with federal agencies, but the company must pull back from any contracts where small businesses are prime vendors. GTSI also must have an SBA-approved monitor its current and future dealings with small businesses.

  • CDC aims to standardize IT behind health data

    Agency awarded spots on the $5 billion technology services deal to 30 companies, including 15 small businesses. The contract is open to state and local governments, which receive grants from CDC. The goal is to promote standards and interoperability to share public health information.

  • DHS issues $22 billion IT RFP

    EAGLE II is a follow-on to the current contract. DHS is planning big changes for how it runs this new contract. Bids are due in January.

  • FAA’s Washington to retire after 33 years in government

    Washington said he wants to pursue work in the commercial aviation industry.

  • Helping small businesses get government contracts

    Guy Timberlake, chief visionary officer of the American Small Business Coalition joins host Markt Amtower to talk about the organization, and how it helps companies that want to do business with the government. May 30, 2011 (Encore presentation June 6, 2011)

  • Industry: Concept good, but results lacking

    Learn more about how the new set-aside rule for women owned businesses is working from Penny Pompei, national executive director of Women Construction Owners and Executives.

  • OFPP calls for more micro-purchase spending with small firms

    A new memo from OFPP and OMB tells agencies to improve training to buy more from small businesses through the government charge card.