Content for #Mid Tier Suppliers

After trying for two decades, the federal government has finally met its goal of awarding five percent, or $17.8 billion, of all contracts to women-owned small businesses. This means five percent is no …
Understanding the government contracting landscape and current trends and legislation can be very helpful in planning and adjusting your focus to take advantage of emerging services and focus in the industry. The …
The UK government has announced a competition for tech firms to come up with innovations that will improve public services, writes Computer Weekly, encouraging better use of technology in the public sector, and connecting tech suppliers to potential customers in …
A joint initiative between Scotland’s Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils is supporting local businesses in developing their capability to bid successfully for public procurement contracts. The Positive Procurement Programme (PPP) takes attendees through what a good tender looks like. It’s …
In a good news public procurement story – thanks to almost exclusively the efforts of one woman, South Ayrshire in Scotland now sources locally produced food for council schools, canteens and nursing homes. The National reports that the result …
In a recent post, I discussed the basics about SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program. This follow-up posts discusses 8(a) eligibility requirements in greater detail. To qualify for the 8(a) Program, a firm must be …
Spend Matters UK/Europe and Public Spend Forum reported recently on the disappointing figures quietly released by the UK government that showed the proportion of central government spend with smaller firms (SMEs) declining in 2015/16. While this was because …
Government Computing asks whether the UK Crown Commercial Service Tech Services 2 framework changes will be more beneficial to smaller businesses in  “Will Technology Services 2 changes open up public sector procurement to SMEs?” Five major central …
On July 24, Dr. Steven Kelman, Professor of Public Management at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government presented a webinar for suppliers interested in entering the government market. “Selling in the Government – Understand How the Government is Different and …
Are you thinking about social media for your government contracting business, but you’re not sure where to start? Social media can provide a return on your investment, if you plan your strategy in advance. Join the Virginia PTAP …