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Federal Procurement Essentials: Sealed Bidding
Selling to the government can bring new life to contract winners, particularly small and medium businesses. In fact, organizations that understand and leverage federal acquisition methods and processes can grow from scratch to a profitable bottom line, whatever their size.
: Federal Procurement Essentials: Sealed Bidding Federal Procurement Essentials: Sealed Bidding Pascal Perry - June 22, 2006 Read Comments Introduction The US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) defines methods and processes for the contractual acquisition performed by any federal entity of any asset, whether material (goods, products, or construction) or immaterial (services). Although these policies and procedures differ in essence, they share the same procurement standard, that s to say the promotion of
Federal Contract Management and Vendors ReadinessPart Two: Dealing With the Federal Government
Federal contracts can often be fraught with legal snares for the unseasoned providers.
: Federal Contract Management and Vendors Readiness Part Two: Dealing With the Federal Government Federal Contract Management and Vendors Readiness Part Two: Dealing With the Federal Government P.J. Jakovljevic - January 13, 2005 Read Comments Dealing With the Federal Government Neophytes will find dealing with the Federal Government perplexing, since the customer in case will act very differently than its commercial counterparts. Also, the additional regulatory requirements impact how eligible
E-mail Discovery: Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedures
The rise of electronic records is having a profound effect on business litigation. Electronic records are now so important that the litigation rules in US federal courts have been officially amended to give judges and litigants more guidance on coping with records. IT managers tasked with setting policies for e-mail retention should understand the amended rules before any lawsuit is started or anticipated. Learn more.
: E-mail Discovery: Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedures E-mail Discovery: Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedures Source: Messaging Architects Document Type: White Paper Description: The rise of electronic records is having a profound effect on business litigation. Electronic records are now so important that the litigation rules in US federal courts have been officially amended to give judges and litigants more guidance on coping with records. IT managers tasked with setting policies
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Federal Contract Management and Vendors ReadinessPart One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts
When all enterprise vendors go for ERP and like solutions to help improve the business of small, midsize, and large aerospace and defense (A&D); engineer-to-order (ETO); contract manufacturing; maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO); and like project-oriented manufacturing companies they may face the need to meet government contract requirements.
: Federal Contract Management and Vendors Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts Federal Contract Management and Vendors Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts P.J. Jakovljevic - January 12, 2005 Read Comments Event Summary In the market for application software there is a large number of small, highly focused vendors. The business model for these vendors focuses on a relatively small, tightly defined market with specific requirements that cannot be
Top 10 Considerations When Changing Payroll Software
Top 10 Considerations When Changing Payroll Software. Secure Documents and Other Software Program to Use In Your System Related to Payroll Software. When choosing a payroll software vendor, there are numerous considerations that must be taken into account when narrowing down the choices. Obviously, you have to decide on a software that meets your needs within budget. However, it’s just as important to consider the other factors that can make a huge impact on the overall success of your payroll software selection.
: pretax deductions, EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System) support, and electronic media reporting for all states. 6. Integration Capabilities It s important to think about the ability of the payroll software to integrate to the HR and general ledger software used by the company. In particular, consider the benefits of choosing a payroll system that includes integrated HR functions as a built-in or optional component. Payroll, HR, and accounting functions have tremendous overlap and sharing the
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U.S. vs. Microsoft: Another Day of Reckoning
Settlement talks between the U.S. Department of Justice and Microsoft broke down, leading to a historic ruling against the software giant. A breakup of Microsoft is looking more likely.
: Microsoft [NASDAQ:MSFT] had violated Federal antitrust laws. The decision followed several weeks of intense negotiations between Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice. In the ruling, Jackson stated that Microsoft placed an oppressive thumb on the scale of competitive fortune, thereby effectively guaranteeing its own continued dominance in the relevant market. Furthermore, the judge noted Microsoft s campaign succeeded in preventing - for several years, and perhaps permanently - Navigator and
A Firewall is Cheaper Than a Lawyer
eBay's motion for a preliminary injunction to limit Bidder's Edge online auction search engine from linking to their site, may set precedents for future interstate web links. On the other hand, proper implementation of a firewall makes the whole case a moot point.
: Friday, April 14, the Federal District Court in San Jose, California held a hearing on eBay s motion for a preliminary injunction to limit Bidder s Edge, an online auction search engine, from linking to eBay s website. In an open letter dated April 20th to its user base, President and CEO of Bidder s Edge, Jim Carney, defended his position stating that, we remain confident in the correctness of our position and in the need to defend the openness of the Internet. eBay s attempt to block Bidder s Edge
No Nonsense: Employment Background Checking
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: contain outright lies both federal and state laws limit your actions when conducting employee background checks Learn how to find the right employees—while avoiding potentially serious problems—in Business Guide: Employment Background Checking . This no-nonsense guide will teach you about checking applicants address history, social security number, criminal background, work history, educational background, driving record, and more. You ll also learn what you must do to avoid running afoul of the law
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Not Just Words: Enforce Your E-mail and Web Acceptable Usage Policies
Not Just Words: Enforce Your Email and Web Acceptable Usage Policies. Find Free Proposal and Other Solutions to Define Your Systems Implementation In Relation To your Email and Web Acceptable Usage Policies. Unmanaged employee use of e-mail and the Web can subject your organization to costly risks including litigation, regulatory investigations, and public embarrassment. Responsible organizations should deploy clearly written acceptable usage policies (AUPs) for e-mail and Web usage, supported by employee training and enforced by technology solutions. Find out how to develop and enforce e-mail and Web AUPs in your workplace.
: liability for violations of federal securities laws. From securities fraud, to jumping the gun, selective disclosure, and forward- looking statements, public companies must ensure that employees do not use email to disclose proprietary insider information, transmit untrue content, or otherwise violate securities laws.2 Best Practice: For public companies and regulated firms, it is particularly important that email and web usage is managed in accordance with the company s written acceptable usage policies
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: enterprise-scale managed solution for Federal agencies with mission-critical messaging and collaboration needs. Market Impact USinternetworking, Inc. will be the first Application Service Provider to enter the Government market with enterprise wide messaging solutions. USi will be using Microsoft Exchange 2000 (Still RC-1) to demonstrate its abilities at the annual FOSE show in Washington, DC. USi plans to not only host messaging, but also to offer technical expertise and training to government agencies a
Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business SystemsPart Three: Project Oriented Organizations
The unique business needs of project-oriented organizations, when addressed by large ERP vendors that offer general-purpose enterprise software, typically require heavy customization in order to work. On the other hand, when project-oriented organizations turn to small off-the-shelf project-management solutions, these solutions are soon outgrown by the user company.
: to the task level. Federal contracts can often be fraught with legal snares for the unseasoned providers. Thus, many project-oriented organizations do provide products and services under government contracts, but project accounting for these organizations often requires the use of sophisticated methodologies for allocating and computing project costs and revenues. There are many different types of contracts the government is using, and within each of those there are dozens or more variations, whereby
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