An Overview of OTAs

When it comes to government contracts, there is no “one size fits all” model. Factors like timing, quantity, location, item type, and cost can greatly impact what type of contract is needed to solicit the right kind of response.

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Common Trends During Federal Year-End Spend

The government fiscal year ends on September 30. Within the few weeks leading up to this date, 8.7% of federal government spending occurs. The federal government must use up its budget by the end of the fiscal year or they lose that money. This gives businesses ample opportunities to take advantage of year-end spend.

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beta.SAM.gov Merges with SAM.gov

Recently, SAM.gov merged with beta.SAM.gov to become one system with an improved user experience. The updated SAM.gov was a collaborative effort between the IAE system users and stakeholders and expands beyond a registration system.

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MDEX and IDEX 2021 Recap

Recently, JetCo Solutions attended two conferences, the Michigan Defense Exposition (MDEX) and the International Defense Exposition (IDEX). JetCo Solutions places a strong emphasis on creating, building, and strengthening relationships with many different agencies and enterprises for our clients. One of the many ways that JetCo Solutions does this is by attending the defense industries most prominent conferences.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Quality Research

When looking at government bid opportunities, there is a lot to consider. Anyone using a relevant search engine could easily fall down a rabbit hole filled with unfamiliar terms and acronyms on sites such as GovWin and beta.SAM. As a Research Specialist at JetCo Solutions, I’m of the opinion that research is both an art AND a science.

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3 Tips for Effectively Communicating with a Technical Writer

Technical writers are the bridge between your business and the government. For your technical writer to produce the most effective solicitation response, there are a few steps you can take to maximize this resource: Identify your Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Make time for solutioning, and review the draft.

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Case Study: Abrasives Manufacturing Company

A manufacturing company providing abrasive products and services came to JetCo Solutions needing assistance in consolidating data on multiple companies it had acquired and currently manages. This data was needed for the client to develop a strategy to approach government contracting and market their subsidiaries efficiently due to the wide range of skillsets and geographic locations of each entity.

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