Category Archives: Financial

Oct 31

The North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NC DIDI)

By Nimasheena N. Burns, Director Communications and Project Management, NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs The North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NC DIDI) is excited to announce the launch of the initiatives mapping survey for the state’s defense … Read More

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Aug 30

SBA Seeking Input on Reducing Regulations

Public comments sought regarding regulations to repeal, replace, or modify On August 15, 2017, the US Small Business Administration (SBA) released a request for information (“RFI”) www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-15/pdf/2017-17176.pdf seeking input from the public as to which SBA regulations should be repealed, … Read More

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May 03

SBA Releases FY2015 Small Business Procurement Scorecard Marking Federal Agencies’ Contracting Achievements

Release Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016 Contact: Tiffani S. Clements (202) 401-0035 Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news Three Federal Agencies Receive A+ Rating on Procurement Scorecard WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration today released its annual Small Business Procurement Scorecards, which provide … Read More

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Mar 03

Women-Owned Small Businesses Can Now be Awarded Sole Source Federal Contracts

By David L. Hayden, Of Counsel at Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLPEffective December 31, 2015, contracting officers can make sole source awards to Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs). See FAR 19.1506.

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May 07

Lowest Price Technically Acceptable – What does it mean for my business?

By Terry Stroud, SBTDC/PTAC Counselor at Fayetteville State University It seems we are seeing the term “lowest price technically acceptable” (LPTA) more each day. The use of LPTA remains high as the government seeks the lowest price for needed supplies … Read More

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Feb 17

Why Small Businesses Need to Understand the Non-Manufacturer Rule

Small businesses interested in doing business with the federal government must understand the “non-manufacturer rule” and how it impacts the products and supplies that can be set-aside for small business contractors. The non-manufacturer rule is explained in FAR 19.001 as … Read More

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Jan 21

DLA Land and Maritime’s “Intent to Award to Newly Approved Sources”

APTAC staff article, www.aptac-us.org DLA Land and Maritime (L&M) in Columbus, Ohio is the largest Inventory Control Point (ICP) in the Defense Logistics Agency, managing over 1.6 million S9C (Construction) and S9E (Electronics) spare parts. Securing those parts in a … Read More

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Nov 19

Contracting Opportunity in NC with the National Park Service and USDA Forest Service

By Terry Stroud, SBTDC PTAC Counselor at Fayetteville State University One of the most frequent questions I am asked by small business owners is — Where do I find opportunities for government contracting? At a recent event, I was fortunate to meet … Read More

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