The Rule of Two & Small Business Set Aside Program

20 May 2020
There are few matters in government contracting more fundamental than the rule of two and its influence on the small business set aside program. Federal agencies are required to provide fair opportunity to small businesses and socioeconomic concerns to participate in solicitations. There’s even a...

How to Complete The DD Form 2579

14 May 2020
A Government Market Research Tutorial Presented by GovShop The acquisition professional lives in a world of forms. There’s no way around it; nearly everything we do (or want to do) requires an approval form. From the DD Form 2579 in the Department of Defense to SF forms across the federal...

Pandemics, Public-Private Partnerships, and Force Majeure

24 Apr 2020
Unprepared and Naïve As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads and economics stagnate and operate in isolation, the impact of significantly reduced economic activity continues to negatively impact the viability of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).  The Covid-19 pandemic is placing PPP Special Purpose...

Report: U.S. Federal Government Spend on COVID-19 Response

20 Apr 2020
Insights for Agency Leaders and Policy Makers U.S. federal government spending priorities are shifting in response to the evolving demands of the COVID-19 response. In Censeo Consulting’s latest report, they highlight several key insights from the past 4 weeks of federal spend data to inform...

Government Contractor Market Research Case Study: Covid-19 3D Printing

15 Apr 2020
As the reality of COVID-19 and our response to the pandemic unfolded in March of 2020, my Public Spend Forum colleagues and I had the unique opportunity to contribute our market research expertise for various government agencies sourcing masks, ventilators and other personal protective equipment...

COVID-19: Companies Working on Vaccines and Therapeutics

23 Mar 2020
With no Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines or therapies for the disease, legacy drugmakers and small startups alike have stepped forward with plans to develop vaccines or treatments that target the infection caused by COVID-19. Many of the companies that are initiating development in...

Government Contracting in the Time of COVID: Navigating Uncharted Waters

23 Mar 2020
A consolidation of useful resources for the govcon community It’s hammer time, America. For the next four weeks, and perhaps longer, our economy will face unprecedented conditions and challenges for which there is no playbook. As more states fight this unseen enemy by evoking necessary...