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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

Court of Federal Claims and GAO deny all OASIS SB protests, GSA issues Notice to Proceed
GSA Moves Forward with New FSSI Contract
Tangherlini Announces New Energy Savings Performance Contracts in DC Metro Area
GSA announces the award of the CAMEO Task Order to Lockheed Martin, and the CAMEO Small Business Task Order to Alliant Solution Partners.
GSA will use Green Button technology to save energy and shrink costs across the federal government.

GSA Schedule and Federal Marketing News

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
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...Read More
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 begins. Some basic first steps are covered in the following...Read More
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 ___. ” A pit forms in the base of your...Read More
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 program. What is a SLED agency?  A SLED agency...Read More

SBA News

                                          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...Read More
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...Read More
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 2217
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...Read More
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. ...Read More

SBA Advice

With two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, exporting represents a big opportunity to tap in to new markets, expand your customer base, and grow your business. However, getting started with exporting can sometimes...Read More
Independence Day is right around the corner, and across the U.S. we’re preparing for our favorite 4 th of July festivities – a day off filed with backyard barbecues, pool parties, fireworks and fun. While we celebrate our country...Read More
Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, and if this year is similar to last in predictions for spending, it can be a profitable time for your business. A 2013 survey by the National Retail Federation indicated that shoppers would spend...Read More
Interested in exporting your small business’s goods or services outside the United States? Have you heard of free-trade agreements? Here’s what you should know about how they can benefit you in the exporting process. What is a...Read More
Did you know that May is Military Appreciation Month? And with Memorial Day coming up, it’s a perfect opportunity for your small business to honor the service of our veterans and military men and women. Here’s a look at some ideas to...Read More