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November 2008

DFAS Columbus Open House Schedule for 2009

Tentative Dates: March 11, May 13, August 12, November 18

A WAWF workshop will be available on the day before or after the Open House. When you register, please let DFAS know which day you would like to attend the WAWF training. Registration for the Open House and WAWF Training is free of charge. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. For more information visit: http://www.dfas.mil/contractorpay/customerservice.html.

General Service Administration

GSA offers contract training free of charge. The training is designed to support small businesses interested in obtaining a GSA schedule or that would like to learn more about the procurement process. For more information on upcoming GSA events and training sessions, visit http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/eventView.do?audienceId=1168&byAudienceId=y.

Member-to-Member Question

A question has been posed by a member hoping other members have had a similar experience. If you can help with the answer, please email me, debc@nacm.org, so I may forward the responses. If you have questions for future newsletters, you may also email me and I will get the question in the next GBG monthly newsletter.

Q: We have been doing about $1,000,000 a month directly with the VA; however, we are being increasingly pressured to route the business through SDVOSBs. Each order is $100-$500K which appears to be substantially above the financial capacity of the SDVOSBs we have investigated.

Have any members found a good process for mitigating the commercial credit risk these SDVOSBs pose?


Checked out this website? This government site is great for Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) information. The site allows you to create and review public comments on FAR proposed rules. Most federal agencies place notices for proposed rules available for public comment during the rulemaking process. Once the rule is decided, the final rule becomes available for viewing. Each federal agency decides the information that will be available for public viewing. For information, please visit www.regulations.gov.

DFARS CASE #: 2008-D002 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Out for Public Comment until November 14, 2008.

Public Law 110-181 will provide authorities for DoD to limit competition when acquiring products or services in support of military operations or stability operations in Iraq or Afghanistan. Pub. L. 110-181 will restrict an acquisition to a particular source or sources from Iraq or Afghanistan.

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