Federal contracting for small business: distinguishing three types of contracts

Small businesses are motivated to seek public contracts directly or through teaming agreements but can quickly be confused by how much risk the structure of government contracts places on them. This recent post narrows down the question to the three types that are most common for small businesses: fixed price contracts, cost reimbursement contracts, and… Read More »

Deciding to protest a competitor’s award

2014 was a record year for Federal award protests, your company may have been involved in some of them. But you may also know that protesting award rarely results the protesting party being awarded the contract. So if hundreds of companies are involved in award protests why are they (a) rocking the boat and (b)… Read More »

Seeing the FSA analytics push as a win-win

Federal News Radio ran an interesting take on the Federal Services Adminitrations appliation of big data analytics to the pricing of government contracts. While the end goal is naturally to make Federal Agencies’ dollars go further, the way that the data is being kept open can help some contractors. The post tells of one such… Read More »