Federal Business News

This section contains links to articles regarding federal busienss and key federal agency news.  Updated daily.

GSA News

GSA Launches Nationwide Economic Catalyst Initiative on Three-City Tour

Initiative Will Better Align Agency’s Building, Leasing, and Relocation Plans with the Economic Development Goals of Local Communities Read more

GSA Launches Nationwide Economic Catalyst Initiative in Detroit, Other Cities

Initiative Will Better Align Agency’s Building, Leasing, and Relocation Plans with the Economic Development Goals of Local Communities Read more

GSA Releases RFPs for Strategically Sourced Building Maintenance and Operations Multiple-Award Contracts

General Services Administration (GSA) released two Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Building Maintenance and Operations (BMO) Read more

GSA Issues RFP for $50 Billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS)

GSA issued a RFP for the follow-on to Networx, a $50 billion 15-year telecommunications infrastructure contract, Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions. Read more

GSA Schedule and Federal Marketing News

How do Agencies buy Services through our GSA Contract?

Buying Professional Services on a GSA Contract Have you encountered an agency who wants to buy professional services from you, but doesn't know how to buy services  off GSA Schedules.  To help you and your clients understand...Read more

Open Market Items under a GSA Contract order

New GSA Contractors often ask about selling items that are not listed in their GSA Schedule contract.  These are known as Open Market items.  You can sell such products or services to agencies under a GSA Contract order, but you...Read more

Government Sales Falling Short?

Doing all the right things but without results? Do the sentiments in this email haunt you too? Companies seeking to generate GSA sales, or government sales in general, often make the same mistake…they do what they are told! Read more

Are Federal Contractor Registration Services Really Necessary (sam.gov)

I received a call from a woman who told me she and her husband were starting a business and they would organize as a women owned small business (WOSB).  I won’t say what line of business they were in, because they seemed to have a unique niche...Read more

GSA Schedules: Spectators and Superstars

TurboGSA has been analyzing GSA sales information for some time now … trying to better understand which contractors are succeeding, and more importantly, what do differently from those who fail to generate contract revenues. We look for tactics and...Read more

SBA News

SBA Environmental Roundtable Meeting

***SBA Environmental Roundtable Meeting*** FRIDAY, December 4, 2015 10 a.m. – noon   TO:                         Interested Persons   FROM:                  Kevin Bromberg, Assistant Chief...Read more

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Final rule

On November 18, 2015, the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services published a final regulations in the Federal Register (80 Fed Reg 72192) regarding grandfathered health plans, preexisting condition exclusions, lifetime and annual dollar limits on benefits, rescissions, coverage of dependent children to age 26, internal claims and appeal and external review processes, and...Read more

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules: Produce rule and Foreign Supplier Verification Procedures

On November 13, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two final rules required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. FSMA aims to ensure the U.S. Read more

Regulations governing the VA Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program

On November 6, 2015 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed to amend its regulations governing the VA Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program. This proposed rule would clarify the eligibility requirements for businesses to obtain "verified'' status, add and revise definitions, reorder requirements, redefine the definition of “control'', and explain examination procedures...Read more

SBA Advice

The Trans-Pacific Partnership—Opening Global Doors for Small Businesses

Cosigned by current SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and former SBA Administrators Karen G. Mills (2009-2013), Hector Barreto (2001-2006)... Read more

Wishing you a Successful Small Business Saturday

Editor's note: This blog is by Rhett Buttle, the Director of Private Sector Engagement in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Health & Human Services. He is also... Read more

Just Launched 2.0: A Games for Learning Playlist out of the SBIR Program

Note: This blog is co-authored by Ed Metz (Department of Education) and Betty Royster (National Institutes of Health)Game-based learning is gaining popularity as more and more... Read more

5 Things You Need to Know About Projecting Startup Profits

This year alone I’ve seen several startup business plans projecting year three profits at 40%, 50%, or more, as measured by dividing net profits into sales.  And most of these are pretty good... Read more

7 Tips to Starting a Successful and Legal Child Care Business

Child care is a hugely important part of American life and a key contributor to the economy. According to First... Read more

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