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Federal Business News

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

GSA News

GSA Seeks Ideas for First-Of-Its-Kind Redevelopment of Volpe Center

GSA and DOT seek creative ideas from developers to transform federal land into state-of-the-art...Read more

GSA Takes New Approach to Helping Government Save on Office Supplies

95% of Third Generation FSSI Contracts Awarded to Small...Read more

Strength of City Pair Program Saves Billions for Federal Agencies

Air travel program leverages government’s buying power to save over $2 billion...Read more

GSA's Green Buildings Fight Climate Change

GSA receives top marks on OMB...Read more

GSA Schedule and Federal Marketing News

Price Reduction Clause Spells Troubles for a GSA Contractor

According to a report published in PC World yesterday, the large technology contractor CA was sued by the Department of Justice for failing to comply with the price reduction clause of its GSA Contract. According to DOJ, this violated the False...Read more

Selling to Government: Help Establish the Agency Buying Vision

Have you ever thought this? You have a great solution to an agency’s problem, but the solicitation contains a few odd requirements.  And maybe the language suggests it is wired for someone else.  It’s not necessarily for any underhanded...Read more

GSA Contract Renewal - First Things First

Before you attempt to extend your GSA contract for another five years, your team needs to understand the renewal process and and begin preparing well before the official renewal process...Read more

GSA Contract Audit – The Video

It usually starts off with an email from someone at GSA, that begins, “As part of your GSA schedule contract requirement, I would like to set up a Contractor Assistance Visit (CAV) review with you on...Read more

State and Local Governments can Use GSA Schedule Program

Increasingly, state, local and education institutions (SLED) have been taking advantage of buying products and services at preferred rates from favored vendors through the GSA schedule...Read more

SBA News

Advocacy Releases Small Business Profiles for All the States and Territories

                                          The U.S. is home to 28 million small businesses.   WASHINGTON – Today, the Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the Small Business...Read more

DOL Releases Proposed Rule Increasing Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

On June 17, 2014, the Department of Labor released a proposed rule implementing Executive Order 13658, which increases the hourly minimum wage for federal contractors, subcontractors and their workers to $10.10 per hour, beginning January 1, 2015, and beginning January 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, to an amount determined by the Secretary of Labor.  This applies to new contracts,...Read more

6/11/14- Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as Amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Printer Friendly Version Fact Sheet  June 11, 2014     VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION     The Honorable Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Room...Read more

Advocacy Releases Small Business Profiles for All the States and Territories

The U.S. is home to 28 million small businesses.   WASHINGTON – Today, the Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the Small Business Administration, released a report entitled Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories, an annual analysis of each state’s small businesses. The new and improved state profiles include information on the number of firms,...Read more

Defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have extended the comment period for the proposed a rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). This proposal would set forth several categories of waters to be included in the definition as well as establish waters that are subject to the act.  The new deadline for...Read more

SBA Advice

ICYMI: SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet Answers Your Questions Live from Google HQ

Note: the live event has now concluded. You can watch the entire...Read more

Use Your Business Plan to Get Ownership in Writing

Way too often, you can add up the percent of ownership in the heads of the partners and discover between them they think they own 200% of the company. That’s because one thinks the idea was...Read more

Freshening Up for Fall: 3 Ways to Tidy Your Small Business

Summer is nearly over, signaling the start of school for students and teachers and the end of the fiscal year for the federal government and businesses throughout the country. This change...Read more

Ask the SBA Administrator: Join the Live Google Hangout-On-Air for Business Tips

Looking for tips on how to start or grow a business? Gain...Read more

Carryovers of Unused Tax Breaks: Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

New taxpayers, such as recent graduates who’ve just entered the job market, probably have a clean tax slate. But seasoned taxpayers have a history that can impact their taxes going forward. Due...Read more

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