Imagine 10,000 contractors, customers, and acquisition professionals gathered in one place to obtain the latest training, see and discuss innovative solutions, and actually get to know each other without the requirement of a screen. Long-time GSA marketplace participants don’t have to imagine. They know that such an event was once an annual ritual. They know the value that all types of attendees received from being able to shake hands, have informal discussions, and learn not just in the classroom or on the show floor, but nearly anywhere people were Read more
Government contractors would be among the first to feel the pain of a failure to increase the debt ceiling according to a new article from Bloomberg Government. Stop work orders, pay freezes – including payment on previously submitted invoices – and stop work orders are all possible. Worse, because the US has never previously failed to raise the debt limit when needed, no one really knows the extent to which business could be disrupted. Contractors can expect confusion, even with agencies, on work that can still proceed and work that must stop. Read more
The federal government is fundamentally reassessing how it hires and retains talented workers. Among the many initiatives underway is the Office of Personnel Management’s HR Federal Integrated Business Framework (FIBF). This is a strategic project to match hiring needs with evolving missions. The government’s efforts have several potential implications for contractors. First, if your customer is changing who and how they hire, contractors may want Read more
Not sure what the Rule of Two is? When you hear “Price Reductions Clause” do you think it refers to a sale on lobster? Do you have new hires who believe that, just as in the Sound of Music, “FAR” is a long, long way to run? Government contracting terms can be confusing, especially for new people who may not have had critical training. Don’t learn from the school of hard contracting knocks. Allen Federal can help. We’ve tailored training classes for companies of all sizes and experience levels and can put together a session for you that’s informative and entertaining. Contact us now at email@example.com to see what we can do for you.