Archive for April, 2013

NETCENTS 2 Product Winners Announced – Will This Be IT?

Believe the second time is the charm? The NetCents 2 program is thinking that way. Hoping that the second time around will be the charm, the Air Force late Friday announced the winners of the $6.9 billion Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS-2) Netcentric Products contract vehicle. The winners of round two are: • Ace Technology Partners […]

“35 Agencies Not Following New Rules” Says Rep. Sam Graves

Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., House Small Business Committee Chairman, stepped up pressure on agencies Tuesday. He attacked delays in efforts to comply with new rules requiring them to elevate their Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization offices as a means for giving more businesses a leg up in competing for contracts. In letters to the Defense […]

8(a) Firms In Decline Per SBA Data

Currently the number of 8a certification program participants is in decline while the federal procurement dollars spent with 8a certified firm’s remains in the $30-35 billion dollar annually range. Here are some basic stats: Year / Number of 8a firms (approximately) 2007 / 9,500 2009 / 8,800 2013 (4-15-2013) / 8,000 This data represents a […]

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