Midsize firms hardest hit by new requirement

 Alice Lipowicz posted this article in Washington Technology on February 12th, 2009 Midsize federal contractors with $5 million to $500 million in annual revenues are likely to be hardest hit by the new mandatory self-disclosure requirements in the Federal Acquisition Regulation, according to a government contracts expert. “This means the most to companies in the…

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Grant Thornton – M & A Roundtable Recap – May 29th

Technorati Tags: Business Development I was fortunate enough to attend the M&A Roundtable sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP.  It was a very well attended session with high level industry executives attending. While there was a lot of good information shared, one interesting trend I learned about was the increased interest in foreign companies looking to…

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Doing Contracting Business in Maryland May Get More Expensive

Here is an excerpt from Nick Wakeman, Tech Editor of Washington Technology.com on the proposed sales tax on computer services done in the State of Maryland.  If you are interested in actively fighting this issue, there is a grass roots effort via www.fightthetechtax.com.     The Maryland information technology community is fighting hard against a new…

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DOD Issues New Contractor Rulings

This article was posted on Washington Technology.com on 1/11/3008 by Matthew Weigeit, author for Federal Computing Week.  It has some interesting implications for systems integrators.  See Below for the an excerpt from the article; “Systems integrators will no longer be able to provide support to the Defense Department on the awarding of contracts that the…

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Proposed rule would establish contractor code of ethics

Interesting Tidbit shared by Secaf.org     A new rule has been proposed which would require contractors to establish a code of ethics and put internal controls in place to detect and prevent improper conduct in contracting.The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council jointly proposed the rule, which would amend the…

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For Contractors in War Zones, Business Will Keep Growing

Defense Watch’s own Sandra I. Erwin posted an article about increases in spending – see below…… The constant sniping in Washington about military contractors — particularly those doing business in Iraq — ignores the inescapable conclusion that the privatization of government functions not only is here to stay, but is going to get bigger. By…

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8a, Hubzone and Womens Procurement FAQ

Interesting FAQ that was published by www.Secaf.org 8(a) Program: Q: Why hasn’t SBA raised the net worth requirements through regulations? A: SBA and the SBA’s own Office of Inspector General have had a longstanding disagreement about this issue. While it may be problematic in some industries, SBA has not seen a drop in applications or…

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