LSI In The Community

Defense Alliance event discusses how the federal government invests in private business

by Jonathan Williams, Communication Specialist

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On May 8, 2019, great things were happening in the Twin Cities as LSI’s Chip Laingen hosted Brad Pantuck from the Office of Naval Research for an engaging discussion on how the federal government invests in private business. . . .

Stay local, bid local

by Pam Pederson, Senior Government Consultant

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The federal government buys an estimated $600-billion worth of goods and services every year. These purchases range from complex systems to cleaning supplies and engineering expertise to janitorial services. What’s more, under federal law, 23-percent of these contracts are to be set aside for small business—that’s $138-billion or more for small businesses to claim. . . .

How Utah small businesses have tapped into half-a-trillion dollars

by Doug Friedli, Senior Business Development Consultant

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As the calendar year comes to a close and we reflect on setbacks, successes and what’s ahead, I think we can all agree that we are fortunate to be associated with the Northern Utah business community. Unemployment is low and construction permitting is up, along with gross taxable sales. . . .

FAR Part 2: How your small business can benefit in the government contracting arena

by Doug Friedli, Senior Business Development Consultant

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As promised, this month we’re taking a slightly deeper dive into how the FAR is designed to help your small business compete. Missed last month’s blog? Take a few minutes to catch up here. . . .

Congressional goals open doors to opportunity for small business: Are you in?

by Doug Friedli, Senior Business Development Consultant

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If you run a small business and have thought about bidding on government contracts, you’ve most likely looked into the FAR. Truth be told, this set of federal regulations, formally known as the Federal Acquisition Regulation, can be pretty daunting, even for the pros. Fortunately, the government has provisions to give small businesses a leg up. This month and next month we’ll highlight parts of the FAR most pertinent to small firms. . . .

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