Author: Kaitlyn Wells

The ABCs of BPAs and IDIQs

Defining BPAs A Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), or “charge account,” is an “agreement” between the government and a contractor. BPAs are typically used when the government anticipates requirements for supplies or services on a recurring basis or does not know the exact items, quantities, or delivery requirements. The BPA contains pre-negotiated terms and conditions that […]

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Market Research 101 for Contracting Officers

The best market research is based on actual procurements. With the recent improved visibility into federal spending, why is the value so limited for market research? Most solutions rely on NAICS or PSC search results, but the real value comes from line-item level (Level 3) data. By understanding market research at the core, you will be able to use it to find qualified vendors, including small business and other set-asides and arrive at the most appropriate acquisition approach.

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FY21 Unison Marketplace Snapshot

The year 2021 was busy for federal agencies. Now that fiscal year 2021 contract awards have settled, we wanted to share with you a snapshot of the success we’ve seen on the Marketplace. Get the full report for more stats, pro tips, information on competition and PALT, product and service examples, and more!

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Program Management: Keeping Projects on Track

Program managers are truly the ultimate user representative. They are responsible for program leadership, risk management, and outcomes advocacy. Program managers are responsible for meeting organizational and financial goals, assessing risk management, aiding team development, and fostering communication. The professional practice of program management is about keeping projects on track. Its structure and practices are designed to make sure that mission goals, mission needs, and mission programs stay on course.

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Tips for GovCon Contracts Professionals

Contracts professionals face countless demands that require them to fill many roles and overcome numerous challenges. The contracts department is key to providing enterprise-wide value because of its cross-functional nature. A great contract professional is an indispensable member of the team.

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