Blogs from PVBS and Our Industry Partners

Winning and Sustaining GovCon Business

Targeting, Engaging, Winning and Sustaining Business with the U.S. Federal Market Mr. Kevin Young, adjunct professor with George Mason University (GMU) School of Business, joined PVBS to discuss how businesses, from start-ups to established government contractors, can leverage their strengths in this market while turning their weaknesses into opportunities. Mr. Young noted research that successful

Read More

Leveraging Your GovCon Certifications

Leverage Your GovCon Certifications: Capitalizing on Contract Opportunities Under A New Administration PVBS was joined by Lisa Anderson, CEO of Anavo, to discuss strategies to leverage Government Contracting certifications such as 8(a), WOSB, EDWOSB, HubZone, and SDVOB. With the changing of power and a shift in Administration, the Government Contracting climate is preparing for more

Read More

New Playbook for Set-Aside Market

The New Playbook for a Set-Aside Market PVBS was joined by Matt Stavish, VP at Republic Capital Access, to discuss several financial options for Government Contractors. Whether you’re a start-up company with no collateral, an established company looking to augment collections and payments, or a company that is looking to create a joint venture and

Read More

contract trends 2017

Contract Trends & Updates for 2017 and Beyond The US government is estimated to collect $3.64 trillion in tax revenues during this fiscal year and spend a total of $4.15 trillion in its 2017 budget, which results in a deficit of $503 billion. That difference has to be made up through additional debts. In order

Read More

GovCon proposal strategies

Proposal Strategies for Government Contractors Proposals are an important aspect of government contracting and creating a winning proposal requires more than just being able to competently answer some questions. A properly prepared proposal allows government agencies to understand the intention of companies, but more notably it allows those agencies to determine if such companies actually

Read More

DCAA Report to Congress

By Bernard Mustafa, PVBS Chief Executive Officer The DCAA Report to Congress – Preparing for the Road Ahead The DCAA submitted their annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2014 (link) at the end of the first quarter and it provides some interesting thoughts for Government Contractors. For starters, the DCAA issued 5,688 audit reports

Read More

How PVBS Helps Government Contractors Avoid Costly Mistakes

By Bernard Mustafa, PVBS Chief Executive Officer How PVBS Helps Government Contractors Avoid Costly Mistakes In my last blog, I talked about the recent memos circulating throughout the DCAA regarding expressly unallowable costs and penalties. The DCAA auditors have done a fine job finding mistakes contractors make, to the sum of $4.4 billion in reclaimed

Read More

DCAA Expressly Unallowable Costs

By Bernard Mustafa, PVBS Chief Executive Officer DCAA Clarifies Expressly Unallowable Costs: What It Means For GovCon If you do business with the Federal Government, you need to be aware of the potential for more audits. Recently, the DCAA issued an audit alert to enhance its guidance regarding identifying expressly unallowable costs. The DCAA mainly

Read More

How Microsoft Dynamics AX Helps You Solve Incurred Cost Submission Problems

By Bernard Mustafa, PVBS Chief Executive Officer How Microsoft Dynamics AX Helps You Solve Incurred Cost Submission Problems In my past two blogs, I discussed the challenges government contractors face in developing their incurred cost submissions. The incurred cost submission establishes the final actual indirect rates used for costing and billing purposes on your auditable

Read More

Plain and Simple

By Bernard Mustafa, PVBS Chief Executive Officer Plain and Simple, Your ERP System Should Improve Your Incurred Cost Submission Process In my last blog, I wrote about the challenges large commercial enterprises with substantial government contracting divisions face when preparing their incurred cost submissions. I discussed that not only is the process challenging and time

Read More