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This Community serves as the central repository for small business policy and guidance information, small business programs, training materials, tools and related learning assets. 

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All Things Small Business (ATSB) Podcast
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12/21/2023:

Event description: 15-30 minute conversations that connect our listeners to real-life issues impacting the small business community within the defense industrial base. Topics range from current events, industry marketing strategies, business development and growth strategies, the influence of socioeconomic programs, innovation, navigating through the unexpected, success stories, the true grit of being a small business owner, workforce training topics, and much, much more. Speakers represent government, industry, and academia.

ATSB podcasts are deployed every 3-4 weeks.

You can listen to the podcast on the DAU Small Business Media page at  Small Business - Defense Acquisition University (dau.edu).  You can also listen on YouTube.

Episode 2 is the revised ATSB format after a one-year strategic pause.

All Things Small Business Episode 2
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Is Small Business Coordination (DD Form 2579) required for establishing a BPA?
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All Things Small Business (ATSB) Podcast

12/21/2023:

Event description: 15-30 minute conversations that connect our listeners to real-life issues impacting the small business community within the defense industrial base. Topics range from current events, industry marketing strategies, business development and growth strategies, the influence of socioeconomic programs, innovation, navigating through the unexpected, success stories, the true grit of being a small business owner, workforce training topics, and much, much more. Speakers represent government, industry, and academia.

ATSB podcasts are deployed every 3-4 weeks.

You can listen to the podcast on the DAU Small Business Media page at  Small Business - Defense Acquisition University (dau.edu).  You can also listen on YouTube.

Episode 2 is the revised ATSB format after a one-year strategic pause.

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Myth-busting 2 - Addressing Misconceptions to Improve Communication and Myth-Busting 2 - Addressing Misconceptions and Further Improving Communication During the Acquisition Process
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OFPP Myth-Busting memos dated 7 May 2012 and 2 February 2011.  To continue our focus on early, frequent and constructive engagement with industry, OFPP issued 2 "Myth-Busting" memorandum (attached), Myth-busting memo #1 focused on misconceptions on the part of Federal agencies regarding vendor communication.  Mythy-busting memo #2 addresses the misconceptions that may be held by some in the vendor community. These memos also provide additional information and strategies for both agencies and vendors to promote more effective communication. x

Reduce burden by elimnating or modying OMD memoranda
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M-17-26 eliminates Agencies' accelerated payment quarterly progress reporting to OMB. This reporting requirement change does not affect compliance Prompt Payment Act or OMB's implementing regulations thereto (5 CFR 1315)

Myth-Busting - Addressing Misconceptions to Improve Communication and Myth-Busting 2 - Addressing Misconceptions and Further Improving Communication During the Acquisition Process
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OFPP Myth-Busting memos dated 7 May 2012 and 2 February 2011.  To continue our focus on early, frequent and constructive engagement with industry, OFPP issued 2 "Myth-Busting" memorandum (attached), Myth-busting memo #1 focused on misconceptions on the part of Federal agencies regarding vendor communication.  Mythy-busting memo #2 addresses the misconceptions that may be held by some in the vendor community. These memos also provide additional information and strategies for both agencies and vendors to promote more effective communication. x

Website Resources for Small Business Professionals
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Websites that can help in market research, outreach, policy, etc.

OFPP memo dtd 080311, Small Business Procurement in Critical 4th Quarter - Key tactics to meet goals
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This memo is very similar to USD(AT&L) memo dtd 082411, Increasing Small Business Procurement in Critical 4th Quarter. OFPP memo gives various resources acquisition personnel can use to find and award contracts to small businesses.  It lists the parity issue, industries where small businesses excel, market research tools, previous small business policy letters and memos, existing GWAC resources, the 8(a) and  WOSB program, and the repeal of the Competiion Demonstration Program to help find more opportunities for small businesses to compete in acquisitions.  X

USN and DPAP Memo Regarding Small Business
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Contracting officers must use market research to identify the capabilities of small businesses and new entrants in to the marketplace.  Contracting Officers are reminded to follow FAR 7.104 and engage small business specialists and Small Business Administration Procurement Center Representatives (PCR) early in the acquisition planning process to ensure full consideration of small businesses. .

USD AT&L memo dtd 082411, Increasing Small Business Procurement in Critical 4th Quarter
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Dr. Carter's memo gives various resources acquisition personnel can use to find and award contracts to small businesses.  It lists the parity issue, industries where small businesses excel, market research tools, previous small business policy letters and memos, existing GWAC resources, the 8(a) and  WOSB program, and the repeal of the Competiion Demonstration Program to help find more opportunities for small businesses to compete in acquisitions.  This memo is a follow on memo to Secretary of Defense Panetta's 082411 memo (also attached) which calls upon all DoD Acqusition workforce members to increase contracting opportunities for small businesses. x

Use of GWACs Set Aside Exclusively for Small Businesses
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GWAC listing intended to facilitate the contracting community's market research responsibilities in identifying small Businesses that can meet the needs of the department. .

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