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Please join us on NoveNVSBE logomber 18th and 19th for Maria Panichelli’s three seminars at the 2015 National Veterans Small Business Engagement in Pittsburgh, PA. To view the dates and times of Maria’s seminars, and to register, visit the NVSBE website
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Here we are and it’s already the middle of February, 2014. We’ve gotten off to a bit of a slow start on our blog this year, but that’s about to change. The delay in posting new information has, in large part, been due to the tremendous up-tick of activity in the world of federal government

Guest Post By: Kristen Bradley

The U.S. boasts a huge contract bond market as federal, state and local government agencies all utilize contract bond law to regulate professionals who work in the construction industry. Inevitably, some contracting firms find themselves unable to qualify for these bonds because they do not have the financial stability needed to

Engineering News Record has posted an interesting podcast of a conversation with the recently appointed Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. General Robert S. Van Antwerp.  The General responds to questions about the on-going construction efforts in Iraq, and the completion of the flood protection systems in New Orleans.  The recorded conversation (podcast) may

As part of the President’s Management Agenda for Electronic Government, the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE), and a number of Agency partners collaborated to develop the next generation of tools to collect subcontracting accomplishments. This government-wide tool is known as the eSRS. This Internet-based tool will streamline the

We have recently presented a series of very well-received and  well attended seminars on “The New World of Federal Government Construction Contracting."  It is evident from the questions raised by many of the attendees that contractors are concerned about the decline in contracting opportunities as the federal government shifts from sealed bidding to the

In an a press release issued by Construction News, a publication of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), it was reported that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the AGC had both filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to contest a recent California district court ruling that requires the EPA to issue an “effluent limitation guideline” (ELG) for the “Construction and Development” (C&D) industry.

Such an ELG would set uniform, nationwide limits on the sediment that stormwater can lawfully discharge from construction sites. After years of analysis and outreach, EPA concluded that additional rules are unnecessary, given the evolution of the existing stormwater program.

“EPA recognizes that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to stormwater runoff,” said AGC CEO Stephen E. Sandherr. “The better way to protect the environment is to allow state and local authorities to tailor the details of their construction runoff programs to state and local conditions, and not to impose a rigid and inflexible federal standard.” Continue Reading AGC Appeals Ruling that EPA Must Set Limits on Sediment in Construction Runoff

The January 3, 2007 edition of, an online publication of McGraw-Hill Construction, contains a webcast of the construction industry “matchmaking” session that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) of the Department of State held with representatives of over 900 companies on October 10, 2006 in Arlington, Virginia. The webcast provides contractors with