As of June 1, hurricane season is upon us again. Every year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) projects that there will be more and more hurricanes.
When it comes to winning a government contract, the bidding process can be fierce and competitive. But what happens when a bidder believes the process was not conducted fairly or the winning bidder was not the most qualified or lowest-priced?
That's where bid protests come in. A bid protest is a formal challenge to the terms or award of a government contract, allowing bidders and other interested parties to object to the procurement process or the selection of a winning bidder.
In this blog, we'll explore the reasons for filing a bid protest, the process for doing so, and the potential outcomes of a protest in the federal contracting arena.
Contracting is a complicated process. It takes time, effort, and resources to get it right. But one of the best ways to make sure you have all the information you need is by participating in post-award debriefings in federal contracting.
Cybersecurity is a major issue for the Department of Defense and federal contractors. In an effort to streamline the certification process and ensure that cybersecurity measures are being implemented correctly, the U.S. Department of Defense has created a model called Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
In response to the extensive delays seen since April 2022 with the transition from DUNS numbers to Unique Entity Identifiers (UEI), the Department of Defense (DoD) announced in September that it isn't requiring contractors to have a new UEI until October 31, 2022.
As a federal contractor or an aspiring one, you have probably heard the words “Federal Fiscal Calendar” floating around. You may be wondering why this matters to you or what real effects it has on contractors.
Utilizing our over ten years of experience, we’ll break down why you should care about the federal fiscal calendar and how it will affect your business as a contractor.
Imagine you are running your own business.
You’re working 50-60+ hours a week, managing a team, developing a customer base, and now you are trying to get into the federal marketplace.
You find out that anyone looking to solicit government contracts will need a capabilities statement. A one- or two-page document that provides a basic outline of your company and shows why you are capable of solving their problems.
Does this sound familiar?
As of April 4, 2022, SAM.gov has replaced the DUNS number with the Unique Entity ID (UEI) as their primary means of entity identification for Federal awards government-wide. This change has been made to streamline the entity identification and validation process and to no longer rely on a third-party website to issue the identifying number.