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In these times, companies struggle to compile all the information relating to COVID-19. I compiled the Update to my original post and List of COVID-19 Resources to help.

To help small business government contractors react positively and protect their companies, read my letter "Covid 19 - How to Protect Your Company" to learn the rationale behind key issues like force majeure, excusable delay, Sovereign Acts Doctrine, shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders for critical businesses. Actionable steps for small businesses to take and various resour ...

On April 23-24, PTACs from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development hosted a small business conference on the Sky Ute reservation in the beautiful Four Corners. I am proud to have supported this great event and had the opportunity to meet so many amazing small businesses from our region and to present on FAR 101, Wage Laws, F ...

The multiple award IDIQ contracts are too heavily weighted towards efficiencies at the expense of the small business community. Specifically, the use of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract provides a great example of the concern of the impact of these contract vehicles on the small ...

Tuesday, June 6 – The Pikes Peak SBDC “2nd Annual State of Small Business” with the UCCS Economic Forum was an informative and fun-filled morning. The speakers (Kelly Manning, Tatiana Bailey, Aikta Marcoulier, Dennis Casey, Rosy McDonough, Mike Hardin, Sarah Humbargar) provided insights into the economics of small business at the national, state and local levels; the economic i ...

Colorado is home to the second largest space economy in the United States, making it an ideal location for small businesses in the aerospace industry. While attending the Colorado Aerospace Day event on March 20, I was impressed by the wide variety of small businesses and the high degree of innovation focused on aerospace in this state.  The latest statistics are impressive: ...

The multiple award IDIQ contracts are too heavily weighted towards efficiencies at the expense of the small business community. Specifically, the use of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract provides a great example of the concern of the impact of these contract vehicles on the small business community and on innovation. OASIS provides a great example of the concerns for these multiple award contacts because the structure, eligibility criteria and evaluation process used in OASIS are setting a trend for future multiple award contracts to adopt the same system.

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