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Central Contractor Registration (CCR) - Contracting Tip #2

Posted by Ambalal Patel on May 6, 2011 at 12:13 PM Comments comments (0)

Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government. CCR collects, validates, stores and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions.

 

 

Why CCR registration is Important?

Since October 1, 2003, it is federally mandated that any organization wishing to do business with the federal government under a FAR-based contract...

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Contracting Tip #3 - CAGE CODE

Posted by Ambalal Patel on May 6, 2011 at 11:27 AM Comments comments (0)

Contracting Tip #3 - CAGE CODE

 

Basics..

The Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code is a five-character ID number used extensively within the federal government. The Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) administers the CAGE Code system.

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The Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) in Battle Creek, Michigan,...

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NAISC CODE: Contracting Tip #4 , Basics of NAISC Code

Posted by Ambalal Patel on April 29, 2011 at 12:06 PM Comments comments (0)

NAISC CODE Basics:

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

NAICS was developed under the auspices of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and adopted in 1997 to replace the

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GCA 1st Anniversary 2011!

Posted by Ambalal Patel on April 26, 2011 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Government Contractors Association, Inc (GCA) has just celebrated its 1st Anniversary!

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New Rule Changes for 8(a) Joint Venture Partnerships

Posted by Abraham Xiong on March 19, 2011 at 12:36 PM Comments comments (0)

New Rule Changes for 8(a) Joint Venture Partnerships

 

8a companies can enjoy some new rule changes for Joint Venture partnerships. On February 11th, 2011 the SBA made significant rule changes to the 8a Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture Program.

 

Joint Ventures are partnerships formed by two companies, an 8a company and a non-8a company, coming together to pursue contract opportunities. Both companies bring different strengths to the table to help the...

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GCA Supports Important Bill: Fairness in Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Act of 2010

Posted by Abraham Xiong on June 7, 2010 at 11:43 AM Comments comments (0)

 

On May 24th, 2010, Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced an important bill that will strengthen the ability of women-owned businesses to secure federal contracts.

 

Government Contractors Association (GCA) strongly supports this legislation and urges the Congress to enact this legislation as soon as possible.

 

There are approximately 10 million women-owned companies or about 32% of all US companies. Yet, le...

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President Obama Honors Small Businesses During National Small Business Week

Posted by Quan Whitaker on May 27, 2010 at 6:37 PM Comments comments (1)

 

May 23-29 recognizes small businesses for job creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship

 


Washington, D.C. - Embracing the success and character of small businesses in the United States, President Obama issued a proclamation for National Small Business Week for the week of May 23-29. While our government cannot guarantee success, President Obama said, it can ensure that entrepreneurs have the foundation they need to move forward in today's...

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Federal Agencies attempt at insourcing showing difficulties ahead!

Posted by Quan Whitaker on May 21, 2010 at 4:53 PM Comments comments (0)

By TOM SPOTH | Last Updated: May 21, 2010

 

Restoring federal positions that have been contracted out will be a long and difficult task, legislators and federal officials said at a congressional hearing Thursday.

 

"It took a long time for us to get into this hole, and we will not get out of this hole overnight," said Dan Gordon, director of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). "But I believe we are on the right path."


Gordon's o...

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New Association Aims to Increase Business Participation in Government Contracting

Posted by Abraham Xiong on May 17, 2010 at 10:37 AM Comments comments (1)


Atlanta, GA. – May 11, 2010 – Government contracting has been around for more than 200 years. Yet, less than 1% of businesses in the US are actively winning government contracts. With the federal government being the largest consumer in the world, spending over $523 billion in 2009 and with a recession lingering; why are so few companies doing business with the federal government.


Mr. Abraham Xiong, President of Government Contracto...

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How Does "Coopetition" Work In The Government Market?

Posted by Abraham Xiong on May 7, 2010 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (1)

 

By Abraham Xiong – President of Government Contractors Association, Inc.

 

There’s a new buzz word floating around…”Coopetition.” You may or may not have heard of it, but you will. With the new age of globalization, businesses are finding that greater communication is making the world smaller. The globe is becoming one market place through greater travel capacity and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Ning. Thi...

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Government Contracts a Lesson in Patience

Posted by Abraham Xiong on May 7, 2010 at 4:41 PM Comments comments (0)

 

- Katie Orlinsky for The Wall Street Journal – 4/21/2010


Like many business owners who have suffered during the downturn, Randy Lebolo decided the most reliable client for his small construction firm would be Uncle Sam.

 

Thumbtack Technology’s Ben Engber, shown in Brooklyn, N.Y., Monday, says he has decided to hold off pushing for a federal government contract.

 

When the real-estate market was in free fall nearly t...

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White House establishes small business contracting task forces

Posted by Abraham Xiong on April 29, 2010 at 10:23 AM Comments comments (2)

Article by: Robert Brodsky


The White House on Monday established a pair of interagency task forces to help federal agencies award more contracts to small businesses.

 

The first task force will focus on improving procurement opportunities for all small businesses and helping agencies meet statutory contracting goals. The second group will focus exclusively on improving contracting opportunities for small businesses owned by veterans and servi...

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Small Business Parity Act of 2010

Posted by Abraham Xiong on April 18, 2010 at 8:56 AM Comments comments (0)

WASHINGTON – United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., along with Senator Richard Durbin, D-Ill., introduced the Small Business Parity Programs Act, which would place three small business government contracting programs – Hubzone, 8(a) and service-disabled veterans – on an equal playing field when competing for government work.

 

A recent court decision – which followed two Government Accountabili...

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New 8(m) Certification for Women Owned Small Businesses?

Posted by Abraham Xiong on April 8, 2010 at 10:13 PM Comments comments (0)

 

New 8(m) Certification for Women Owned Small Businesses?


Women-owned small businesses ("WOSB's") are reported to be the fastest growing segment of this country's business community. Unfortunately, WOSB's have not seen a proportionate increase in the number of federal contracting dollars sent their way. In fact, the federal government has repeatedly failed to meet its own women-owned small business contracting goal (which was s...

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Why was Government Contractors Association formed?

Posted by Abraham Xiong on April 8, 2010 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Government Contractors Association (GCA) was formed because there was a void in this space.  Even though government contracting has been around over 200 years, there is no national trade association for all government vendors (small/large/federal/state/local/etc) which has a primary focus in helping companies win government contracts.  


In addition, GCA was formed to educate, facilitate and advocate for our members.  GCA will support our members through educat...

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