The Foundation for DoD Innovation

At the Defense Department (DoD), split-second information can mean the difference between life and death for warfighters. This means that more than ever, these personnel are demanding modern and dependable networks as the backbone for their missions. But how do you get there?

New Report: The Foundation for DoD Innovation
Download this new e-book to learn how DoD agencies can leverage the power of their networks as a critical asset for achieving their goals.

Specifically, you'll learn:
  • Current statistics about the state of network modernization in government and Defense Department.
  • The 'why' and 'how' of network modernization.
  • What the future of Navy networks looks like with PaaS cloud.
Get the free e-book: HERE

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Click HERE to access the December 2019 issue of National Defense Magazine.
  A Focus on the Pennsylvania 
Department of General Services
The Department of General Services (DGS) was created by Act 45 of 1975 by the merger of the Department of Property and Supplies and the General State Authority. 

The DGS mission is to help government operate more efficiently, effectively, and safely delivering exceptional value for all Pennsylvanians. 

DGS employs over 900 dedicated public servants. You may encounter them in their roles as police officers, engineers, maintenance technicians, professional buyers, auto mechanics, architects, real estate professionals, custodians, accountants, project managers, equipment operators and more. Mostly, they are problem solvers. 
DGS provides shared services to support the business operations of all agencies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 
With DGS assistance and oversight, DGS customers: procure necessary goods and services; obtain new and renovated facilities; operate fleet vehicles efficiently; and work in clean, safe and comfortable workplaces. 

DGS also serves local governments, non-profit organizations and the public by handling insurance claims, distributing surplus property, and providing police and security services.

THEIR TEAM - Embrace the diversity, value, and well-being of every employee and work to create a safe environment that supports each person's personal and professional growth.


QUALITY and INNOVATION - Deliver value every day while consistently seeking better ways to do it.


CUSTOMER CARE - Understand our customers' goals and hold ourselves accountable to contributing to our customers' success.

Presenting the 2020 Edition of the Small Business Resource Guide for Eastern Pennsylvania
The Small Business Resource Guide is your key to discovering the many ways the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can help you start and grow your own small business.

Whether you are just starting out or looking to expand existing operations, the SBA and its network of resource partners are ready to support your continued success!

Click on the link below to access the PDF version of the 2020 Small Business Resource Guide for the Eastern Pennsylvania District Office.
Do not forget to check out the NEPA Alliance PTAC Ad on page 6!
SBA Proposes to Merge 8(a) Business Development Mentor-Protégé Program and All Small Mentor-Protégé Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) proposes to merge its 8(a) Business Development (BD) Mentor-Protégé Program and the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program to eliminate confusion and remove unnecessary duplication of functions within SBA. The proposed rule would change certain joint venture and set-aside rules. It would also require recertification for certain orders under unrestricted multiple award contracts. SBA is also considering whether to limit mentors only to those firms having average annual revenues of less than $100 million.
The proposed rule would also revise several 8(a) BD program regulations to reduce unnecessary or excessive burdens on 8(a) participants and clarify other related regulatory provisions to eliminate confusion among small businesses and procurement activities.
  • The text of this proposed rule and further information is posted here.
  • Comments on this proposed rule are due by January 17, 2020 and can be posted here.

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PA e Marketplace Solicitations

The following is a list of upcoming PA e-Marketplace procurements available from various Commonwealth agencies. Many of these solicitations may not yet be advertised. Refer to the solicitations section for those procurement opportunities available for response. You can access the solicitations by the project title's hyperlink shown below:

ID Number: 115915 - Agency: General Services 

ID Number: 115699 - Agency: Transportation
Project Title:  Stormwater Control Measures
ID Number: 115885 - Agency: General Services 

ID Number: 115824 - Agency: State Police

ID Number: 115823- Agency: State Police
Project Title: BESO Horse Trailer
ID Number: 115825 - Agency: General Services
Source: PA eMarketplace 

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