What is a solicitation?

Chris WiedemannWhat is a prime and a sub?By Chris Wiedemann, consultant

In our last “What is…?” post, we covered one of the basics of federal contracting: the concept of a prime contractor and subcontractors, or “primes” and “subs.” However, we left a key question unanswered – how does the government actually decide which company to award prime contracts to?

As you might expect, there are a lot of moving parts involved in the awarding of government contracts, whether you’re talking about relatively simple product buys or complex, multi-layered systems development and integration work. No matter the scope, though, the competition process usually begins in one place – the solicitation.

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Up to Speed on NETCENTS-2?

Photo of Doug Gainesby Doug Gaines, Director of Corporate Development

Air Force customers released the first RFQs through the newly awarded NETCENTS-2 Products contract in January, and the last few weeks have shown a steady rise in activity. Is your team engaged and ready to leverage it?

In our discussions with clients and partners, we have found many to be surprised by the contract’s flexibility and ease of use.  For example: Read more of this post

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