Eye on Loudoun: Thank you and Welcome!

by Andrea Lucas

I’d like to begin by thanking three outstanding gentlemen who have devoted many years to serving Loudoun County in the Virginia House of Delegates: Delegate Randy Minchew, Delegate Tag Greason, and Delegate Jim LeMunyon. The Loudoun Chamber had a great working relationship with these public servants, and we wish them the best in the coming […]

New Contract Award, Now What?

by Andrea Lucas

New Contract Award, Now What? By Karen Long, Streamline Government Contracts, LLC For more information on the GovCon Initiative, click here Between now and September 30, ‘tis the season for the Federal Government to issue contract awards as they wrap up fiscal year 2017. If your company is one of the fortunate contract award winners, there […]

Introduction to Facility Security Clearance

by Andrea Lucas

By Ade Odutola, Solvitur Systems LLC & Imo F Etuk, MathCraft Security Technologies, Inc. Companies that wish to do business with the federal government and handle national security information must obtain a confidential, secret, or top secret Facility Security Clearance – or FCL. The clearance can be awarded by the government after an investigation determines […]

Loudoun Chamber Teams with Telos Corporation on Obtaining Facility Clearances Event

by Andrea Lucas

Lansdowne, Virginia – Join the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s GovCon Initiative on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, to explore the importance of security clearances for businesses hoping to obtain government contracts. Hosted by Telos Corporation, a 2017 Cogswell Award winner, this event will provide attendees with practical knowledge and best practices from industry experts who […]

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The Basics of DCAA Compliance

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Richard Hayden, of Unanet for this guest blog postFor more information on the GovCon Initiative, click here Overview Once you have made the decision to become a government contractor it is important that you learn your way around the rules and regulations that will be imposed on you. New acronyms will be thrown […]

Leveraging and Protecting your HubZone Small Business In the SBA’s New Environment

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Dean Daisy, of Daisy & Collins LLP for this articleFor more information about the GovCon Initiative, click here. Around this time last year, the SBA announced sweeping changes including the SBA Mentor-Protégé Program and new HUBZone Joint Venture opportunities.  Is your HUBZone business taking advantage of these changes?   Are you ready to […]

The Joint Venture Financing Conundrum

by Andrea Lucas

Matt Stavish, Vice President, Republic Capital Access For more information on the GovCon Initiative, click here. Government Contractors looking to gain a competitive advantage are utilizing Mentor / Protégé relationships and subsequently forming unpopulated joint ventures to go after opportunities.  The joint venture or shell company can create a cash flow crunch to one or more […]

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Loudoun Chamber GovCon Initiative Announces Teaming with Local Partnership govmates

by Andrea Lucas

The Loudoun Chamber GovCon Initiative is proud to partner with govmates, a local teaming partner platform for government contractors.  The govmates matchmakers have built a robust database of small and emerging government contractors from which to identify teaming partners.  Each small business in the govmates database has provided granular data about their company – past performance, contract vehicles, capabilities, set-aside […]

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GovCon: Your Best Bet for a Successful Protest

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Jay Gruendl, VP/Director of Contracts, Corporate Results, Inc. To learn more about the Loudoun GovCon initiative, click here. When our customers are considering whether to protest an award we make sure they know their chances are best when the protest is based on more than just disagreement with the evaluation. Successful protests are […]

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New Limitations on Subcontracting Rules For Small Businesses

by Andrea Lucas

Blog post written Orest J. Jowyk, Ravenhearth Law, PLLC For more information on the GovCon Initiative, click here. As of June 30, 2016, we are living under new rules issued by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) regarding limitations on subcontracting, how those limitations are calculated, and how the rules are to be enforced. Shift From “Percentage of […]