Even if you’re not directly involved in government affairs, you’ll likely feel the impact of the Senate’s decision to stay in session for the first three weeks of August. So many people in and around Washington, D.C. are at least tangentially related to what Congress does that the traditional slow-down may not happen much, if at all. Thousands of people who ordinarily leave Read more
Many contract compliance problems start small. A miscalculated payment here, a discount not extended there. Many companies figure they’ll just take care of it “later”. As with medicine, though, ignoring the early signs often means up your company can end up in the compliance ER. Small problems don’t have to become big issues, though. Allen Federal can help your team check for cracks, and recommend small fixes before an audit wave floods your contract basement. Make sure you’re compliance program is as healthy as your business. Contact us at email@example.com.
Most Schedule contractors probably aren’t paying attention to the Section 809 DOD Acquisition Reform Panel. What does DOD acquisition have to do you with you? Everything. If DOD business via your GSA Schedule is an important part of your federal business, you MUST know what the panel is considering. While final recommendations have yet to be made, there is Read more
For whatever reason, most federal contractors stop paying attention to what happens in Washington, D.C. east of First Street, NW and Independence Avenue. They shouldn’t. Congress is moving forward with plans requiring the Department of Defense to make use of commercial e-commerce platforms for the purchase of commercial items. In plain English: Congress is Read more
The GSA Schedule, NASA SEWP, NIH CIO-CS and smaller Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contracts are important ways to close federal business in the last quarter. Federal customers appreciate the speed at which orders can be placed and fulfilled through such vehicles. In addition, agencies needing to meet their small business use goals usually have a wide variety of Read more