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Chelsea Meggitt Govmates Podcast

By Chelsea Meggitt | Sep 19, 2022
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Chelsea Meggitt Govmates member discusses how to acquire government contracts in this podcast.

Govmates, a technology scouting platform, provides amazing new resources and relationship development opportunities.  They merge the best practices of technology as well as the human element to promote non-traditional defense contractors within the federal community.

Govmates has assisted with more than 30,000 matches from their system of more than 4,500 government contractors.  They are experts in creating valuable relationships within the federal sector.

Chelsea Meggitt Govmates Podcast:

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Prime Contractors – Move From Sub to Prime Contracting

By Chelsea Meggitt | Sep 13, 2022
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Following article appeared in Bloomberg Government  September 8, 2022

Jumping the Line from Sub to Prime Contracting: Chelsea Meggitt

Working with the federal government has a pecking order. Recent changes from Congress have made it slightly easier for small businesses to move up the chain, but there are still several factors that contractors must consider before attempting to make the leap.

Prime contractors, those that work directly with the government, hold the most power. They have privity of communications with the government customer, they receive credit and past performance ratings directly from the government customer, and they hold the contract with the government.

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Prime Federal Contractors

By Chelsea Meggitt | Aug 4, 2022
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Following article appeared in Bloomberg Government  July 14, 2022

Maximize Your Bid Options With Small Businesses: Chelsea Meggitt

Procurement officers for weapons systems have far fewer choices now than they did 20 years ago. Chelsea Meggitt explains how prime federal contractors can serve their customers better by pairing up with nimble small businesses.

Variety is the spice of life, right? Whether it’s the cut and cook of steak or having more than one choice of dessert, people like having options.

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When You Get Your 8(a) Matters!

By Chelsea Meggitt | Jun 19, 2022
SBA 8(a) Small Business Program

When a small business decides to participate in the SBA 8(a) program matters….. Upon entering the government contracting market, the runway for receiving the first award is in the range of 12-24 months. This is just the first award and it usually won’t be a prime contracting opportunity, meaning you don’t have direct access to…

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Market Invention & DoD Contracting

By Chelsea Meggitt | Mar 28, 2022

About Merit Merit is a market invention agency.  More than a traditional brand development agency, Merit maintains a focus on achieving category leadership for its clients regardless of their current size. Business strategy drives everything at Merit. These are the folks who put strategic intent above all else and in doing so help shape the…

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Ensuring High ROI on Conference Attendance

By Chelsea Meggitt | Mar 6, 2022
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Conferences, industry days, forums, and other face-to-face activities have long been corporate marketing plan staples in every industry. These events can create an environment that brings together prospects and existing customers, competitors, partners, and suppliers under one roof to network and make lasting impressions. When the number of in-person events dropped during the pandemic many…

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Govmates – Government Matchmaking

By Chelsea Meggitt | Feb 8, 2022
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About Govmates:

This video features Govmates matchmakers as well as co-founders Stephanie Alexander and Katie Bilek, and they talk about meeting your perfect match in government contracting. 

Govmates has assisted with more than 30,000 matches from their system of more than 4,500 government contractors.  They are experts in creating valuable relationships within the federal sector.

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Democratizing Deep Tech to Drive Defense Innovation

By Chelsea Meggitt | Jan 24, 2022

Have you ever wondered how the defense innovation ecosystem works with venture capital and the everyday entrepreneur to drive the commercialization of defense and dual-use technologies? In this DIB Tech Talk interview, I talk with Principal of FedTech Mike Bynum about how he works with entrepreneurs, start-ups, and even established contractors to drive the democratization…

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Copy of Government Use of Other Transaction Authority (OTA) in 2022

By Chelsea Meggitt | Jan 21, 2022
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A growing buzz term in Government Contracting over the past several years has been Other Transaction Authority (OTA) or Other Transaction (OT). Chances are if you work in the government contracting industry you have heard the term. Since the 2015 and 2016 NDAAs Congress has made several adjustments to clarify and expand the use of…

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A Biden Small Business Christmas

By Chelsea Meggitt | Dec 6, 2021

  On Thursday December 2, 2021, Small businesses considering entering and already in the federal market got an early Christmas present from the Biden Administration. There has arguably never been a better time to become a federal government contractor. On Thursday December 2, The Biden Administration revealed several reforms intended to increase federal spending transparency…

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Increasing Obligations to a Shrinking DIB

By Chelsea Meggitt | Nov 14, 2021
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Curiously, the Department of Defense’s contract obligations to small businesses grew from FY2011-2020 but the number of small businesses in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Shrunk by nearly half. In a recent report published by GAO it was revealed that the DIB has been rapidly shrinking in numbers since at least 2011. According to their…

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Government Use of Other Transaction Authority (OTA) in 2022

By Chelsea Meggitt | Nov 2, 2021
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A growing buzz term in Government Contracting over the past several years has been Other Transaction Authority (OTA) or Other Transaction (OT). Chances are if you work in the government contracting industry you have heard the term. Since the 2015 and 2016 NDAAs Congress has made several adjustments to clarify and expand the use of…

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