Sequester is an odd word to use for the political jockeying currently plaguing Washington, D.C. It is a legal term, meaning to temporarily repossess property from the legal owner until a debt has been paid or legal claims are satisfied.
Sometimes, looking in the nooks and crannies for contracting opportunities can yield better results than looking on the major government opportunity sites. Here are some helpful links that may assist your company in keeping track of the latest market info.
The 2012 Defense Authorization bill requires that all sole-source contract awards must have written justification. Non-compete contracts are generally only permitted under the 8 (a) program to encourage small businesses and those owned by qualified socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
With the latest action in the House, sequestration has been delayed until March 1. But, without any kind of deal on the table, some defense agencies are beginning to prepare for the worst by cutting labor costs and freezing contracts.
Even under the best of circumstances, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits are trying. But, what if you get a negative finding that is based on a non-existent regulation, and you are denied payment? What are you supposed to do?
In a Jan 08, 2013 article for Time on government spending, national security writer Mark Thompson writes about the propensity the Department of Defense has for awarding military contracts after only one bid. It’s a problem other federal agencies generally avoid.
If you don’t know the difference between a HUBZ (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) and a HITG (Hole in the Ground), don’t worry. You’re definitely not alone. The federal government has elevated the creation of confusing acronyms to an art form.
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