Deploying Contracting Opportunities in Beta.SAM; Retirement of FedBIZOpps

The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to implement the Contracting Opportunities domain in the Beta.SAM environment (https://beta.sam.gov/) on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 to support the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 5 as the governmentwide entry point. TheFEDBizOpps application will be retired at the same time.

Continue reading the memorandum from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense at https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/policy/policyvault/USA002493-19-DPC.pdf

DHS SBIR Solicitation for FY20

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, comprised of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s SBIR Program and the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office SBIR Program, invites small business concerns to review this pre-solicitation notice, which is intended to lead to the FY20 DHS SBIR Phase I solicitation.

Learn more: https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov/portal/public/processRequest?eurl=AAAAAAEytBoAAAFug5dynAAUQUVTL0NCQy9QS0NTNVBhZGRpbmcAgAAQABAAAQIDBAUGBwgJCgsMDQ4PAAAAUMUP8ssYOu8SxeEfopmq%2F3JxVJpIrI76XzFWBZiTRiyC3RqKuCT7PXvTogAGIO1DQHzv0x49kTffIsSS5X%2F3P9h3%2BekS8hqIZKAbWNX80UcrABSfYswg3SA2bmj87Hm6MfEYgtMz1Q%3D%3D

Department of Defense Expanding Access to Military Commissaries, Exchanges and Recreation Facilities

Want to know more? Check out the FAQs on the following pages.The Department of Defense is proud to expand commissary, exchange and morale, welfare and recreation retail eligibility to: • Purple Heart recipients • Former prisoners of war • All veterans with service-connected disabilities • Individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. The DoD, VA and the Department of Homeland Security are collaborating to implement the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018 for those who will be eligible for this benefit on Jan. 1, 2020. Facilities like these will be open to the newly eligible patrons starting Jan. 1, 2020: • Commissaries* • Military service exchanges • Golf courses • Bowling centers • Recreational lodging • RV campgrounds • Movie theaters • And more! *DoD is required to charge a small fee to new users who are eligible solely under the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018, to cover any increase in costs to the U.S. Treasury for processing commercial credit and debit cards.

https://download.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Factsheets/expanding-access-fact-sheet.pdf