Current Hot Topics
– The Infrastructure Bill—Increased Funding and New Government Offices
– The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
– State and Local Government Budget Increase – Architecture and Engineering, Professional Business Services,
Educational Products and Services, Transportation
• How does this all relate to you as a contractor? While GSA Schedule contractors can sell to any federal
agency, they can also sell to state and local government agencies through certain government programs,
so the SLED market is an important one to watch throughout FY 2022.
– Small Business Prioritization
• The push to back small businesses is a trend that continues from last year. In June of 2021, President
Biden announced a goal to increase the share of contracts going to Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs)
50% by 2025, meaning an additional $100 billion to SDBs over the next 5 years.
• This year, the Biden-Harris Administration is enacting a series of reforms to the federal procurement
process to help meet their target. They include:
• Increasing Small Disadvantaged Business set-aside percentages from 10% to 15% by 2025.
• Asking government agencies to grow the current statutory goal of 5% of contracting dollars going to
SDBs to 11% by the end of FY 2022.
• Changing the federal government’s use of category management to increase contracting
opportunities for underserved small businesses.
Industry Trends for 2022
– An Increase in Federal Contracting Requirements
• As we’ve witnessed throughout the past year, 2022 will bring more federal requirements for government
• There is also the Executive Order on “Ensuring the Future of America is Made in America by All of
America’s Workers.” This order puts an emphasis on domestic products and services to strengthen our
national industrial base and create more American jobs. This order and future mandates could affect your
current GSA Schedule or your future contract.
– 8 trends in procurement for 2022 – Sustainability, Blockchain, Voice-enabled and bot purchasing, Nurturing
SMEs and minority-owned suppliers, Touchless procurement, Contingency planning, Big projects put on hold,
– What should contractors expect in their CY2022 DCMA CPSRs?
– ASC 842 Its impact on government contracting
Manufacturing Industry 4.0 and Government Opportunities
– Building a 4.0 Digital Thread for Supply Chains