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Announcements

CyberChat #2

Today’s session was terrific – lots of questions and interaction! Links to recording and slides below. Remember to use this cyberNC.us site for information and resources to help you set up your cybersecurity quality management system. Hope to see you all next week for CyberChat #3! CyberChat #2 – presentation- 1.20.20 CyberChat #2 Recording Laura […]

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CyberChat Session 1

It was great seeing you all on our first CyberChat! I hope the information will help you all develop your cybersecurity quality management system. Click on the link below to view the presentation. I’ll try to have the entire presentation including audio/video attached shortly, so please check back later. (I’m having file size issues). I […]

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Webinar this Thursday: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Do you own a live venue, performing arts organization, movie house or cultural institution?  You might be eligible for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program.  Join us this Thursday, January 12th at 3 PM ET to learn how to apply. The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program was included in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small […]

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Supplier Inclusion Program Opportunity

AEO is launching a new program to help African American and Lantinx small businesses improve their revenue growth and their ability to compete for large contracts.  Below is an overview of the program and how to apply.  AEO is now accepting applications for its Supplier Inclusion program to help African American and Latinx small businesses build their […]

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SBA Launches Ascent

SBA has announced Ascent, an interactive digital platform packed with resources women business owners need to set, and achieve, their business goals. Ascent is designed for the “missing middle” — growth-oriented women entrepreneurs who are beyond the start-up phase and already generating revenue yet looking to grow and scale. Most learning resources for business owners focus on […]

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SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening (today) and Issue New Guidance

SBA, in consultation with the Treasury Department, has recently released additional PPP guidance:    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January […]

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GSA Key Products/Services for COVID-19 Response Guide

GSA has created buying guides for key products and services that government agencies need to respond to COVID-19 for building screening services, cleaning products and services, and telework and IT. For more information, visit: https://www.gsa.gov/governmentwide-initiatives/emergency-response/covid19-coronavirus. 

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Defense Logistics Agency, Aviation 2021 Forecast Session

The North Carolina Military Business Center and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Aviation will host a 2021 Virtual Forecast on February 4th from 1100-1230.    What will be covered. DLA Aviation manages the supply chain for aviation weapons systems repair parts, flight safety equipment, maps, environmental products and industrial plant equipment.    Employing more than 4,000 civilian and […]

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS WORKSHOP

  The Department of Defense issued new cybersecurity regulations that most defense contractors are unable to navigate on their own. These contractors are looking for Managed Service Providers, Cloud Service Providers and Cybersecurity Consultants to help them secure their networks and prepare them for assessments.   Learn what IT and cybersecurity companies need to know […]

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Announcement: Virtual Defense Contractor Academy

The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio.  “The Defense Contractor Academy provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development, competitive processes and federal […]

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Report: Pandemic Likely to Dominate Federal Contracting in Fiscal 2021

Bloomberg Government predicted spending to be high on vaccines, telework and digital services.   Government Executive; December 26, 2020.  Author: Courtney Buble Article Link: https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/12/report-pandemic-likely-dominate-federal-contracting-fiscal-2021/171032/  

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N.C. Joint Cybersecurity Task Force SolarWinds Impact Incident Management

https://it.nc.gov/resources/cybersecurity-risk-management/solarwinds The above link from the North Carolina Joint Cyber Security Task Force contains the latest information and resources regarding the SolarWinds supply chain compromise for North Carolina state agencies, local governments, academic institutions and private sector entities. The NC Joint Cybersecurity TF is actively monitoring this situation and have stood up a site to […]

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Rapid, agile and secure software development processes for new systems

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is moving toward requiring rapid, agile and secure software development processes for new systems.  The modernization contract is expected late in the 2021 fiscal year.   Article: Signal Magazine, December 3, 2020 Author: George I. Seffers Link: https://www.afcea.org/content/disa-embraces-devsecops-future-contracts If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the […]

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CMMC Announcement for Level 3

Announcement from the DoD: Starting in fiscal year 2021, the department will pilot the implementation of CMMC requirements for Level 3 and below on select new acquisitions. The CISO team is currently reviewing the following pilot nominations from the military services and defense agencies and anticipates awards in late 2021:   U.S. Navy Integrated Common […]

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Announcement: Virtual CyberChats to Start, January 2021!

Announcement: Virtual CyberChats to Start, January 2021!   The North Carolina Military Business Center and NC Interagency Cybersecurity Coordination Committee (I3C) are pleased to announce a weekly, virtual, CyberChat series (on Zoom), designed to help defense contractors build a cybersecurity compliance program. This series is targeted to current and prospective prime and subcontractors in the defense […]

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North Carolina Military Business Center to Serve on Board of Directors, Industries of the Blind in Greensboro

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is pleased to announce the selection of Rick Gilmore, Business Development Professional in the Triad Region, to serve on the Industries of the Blind’s (IOB) Board of Directors in Greensboro, North Carolina.  “We are very excited for Rick to join the IOB Board,” said Industries of the Blind […]

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Textile/Apparel Request from the Department of Commerce

Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Stakeholders: The Department of Commerce would be most appreciative of any industry input and recommendations on textile-related PPE, mask, gown and other medical textile supply chains for the report it has been ordered to prepare on the public health industrial base. As a reminder, comments are due by December 23. BACKGROUND: […]

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Manufacturing & Textile Innovation Network created through CVCC, Gaston College partnership

Through a partnership with Catawba Valley Community College’s Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) and Gaston College’s Textile Technology Center (TTC) comes the birth of the Manufacturing & Textile Innovation Network (MTIN). The partnership of these two centers is a vision of Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, president of Catawba Valley Community College and Dr. John Hauser, president of […]

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MMI Textiles to Expand Operations with New 30,000 Square Foot Facility in NC

MMI Textiles to Expand Operations with New 30,000 Square Foot Facility in NC.  The new facility in Lenoir, NC will be focused on manufacturing and printing narrow fabrics, including a full line of mil-spec webbing and binding tape products.  For more information on the expansion, please visit: https://www.mmitextiles.com/blog/post/mmi-textiles-to-expand-operations-with-new-30-000-sf-production-facility-in-north-carolina/ For textile-related assistance from the NCMBC contact […]

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Beating Back the Surge Webinar with NC Department of Health and Human Services

NCEDA and EDPNC are partnering together with the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to offer a 45-minute webinar designed to distribute the latest advice on fighting COVID to our state’s businesses and economic development community. You are encouraged to invite the business and industry leaders in your network to join us for […]

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GSA Lease Offer Program FY21 Change

According to GSA LOP (Lease Offer Program), FY21 changes to requirements for AAAP (Automated Advanced Acquisition Program) include Enhanced Janitorial Services due to Covid-19.  Offerors must include the extra janitorial costs in their RLP’s (Request for Lease Proposals). For more in depth information refer to lop.GSA.gov or email lop.manager@gsa.gov.  For assistance from the NC Military […]

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SBA Proposes Small Business Size Standard Revisions in Five Industrial Sectors; Change Aimed at Increasing Eligibility for Contracting and Loan Programs

SBA Proposes Small Business Size Standard Revisions in Five Industrial Sectors; Change Aimed at Increasing Eligibility for Contracting and Loan Programs  Public Comments Due by Jan. 26, 2021  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking public comments on a proposed rule that would revise the small business size standards for businesses in five North […]

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Article: Texas A&M Group Creates Breathalyzer COVID-19 Test, Results Less Than One Minute

The NCMBC strategically follows medical opportunities for viable opportunities. The following article was published by Radio.com 1080 KRLD entitled “Texas A&M group creates breathalyzer COVID-19 test, says results in less than 1 minute”.   Article: https://www.radio.com/krld/news/local/texas-a-and-m-group-creates-breathalyzer-covid-19-test  November 24, 2020 2:37 pm. For support on medical industry opportunities, please contact Fran Perez-Wilhite (Veterans Affairs related) at perezf@ncmbc.us, […]

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Vets First Verification Program

The Vets First Verification Program affords verified firms owned and controlled by Veterans and Service-disabled Veterans the opportunity to compete for VA set asides. During Verification, the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) verifies SDVOSBs/VOSBs according to the tenets found in Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 74 and 13 CFR Part 125 […]

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7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training

The Small Business Administration announced the 7j Management & Technical Assistance Training: Coley FedMap, Federal Market Acceleration Program.  For more information, visit: https://www.ncmbc.us/wp-content/uploads/FedMAP_7j_December2020_templaterevised_202009.pdf 

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SBA Proposes Small Business Size Standard Revisions in Five Industrial Sectors; Change Aimed at Increasing Eligibility for Contracting and Loan Programs

SBA Proposes Small Business Size Standard Revisions in Five Industrial Sectors; Change Aimed at Increasing Eligibility for Contracting and Loan Programs Public Comments Due by Jan. 26, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking public comments on a proposed rule that would revise the small business size standards for businesses in five North […]

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Article: TSA Shares Business Opportunities Tips

The NCMBC strategically follows the Department of Homeland Security for viable opportunities.  The following article was published by Signal entitled “TSA Shares Business Opportunities Tips” that may offer viable contract forecasts.  Article: https://www.afcea.org/content/tsa-shares-business-opportunities-tips, Signal, Author: Maryann Lawlor on November 23, 2020.  For more information or support, please contact Donna Warren, warrend@ncmbc.us on Department of Homeland […]

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Article: Forecast International’s Platinum Forecast System Proving Its Value During Pandemic

One of NCMBC’s main industries is aerospace and defense.  The following article was published by Defense and Security Monitor entitled “Forecast International’s Platinum Forecast System Proving Its Value During Pandemic” that may offer additional viable contract forecasts.  Article: https://dsm.forecastinternational.com/wordpress/2020/10/15/forecast-internationals-platinum-forecast-system-proving-its-value-during-pandemic/ Aerospace and Defense by Forecast International, October 15, 2020.  For more information or support, please contact the […]

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11/24: JOINT ADVANCED PROGRAM BRIEFING FOR INDUSTRY HOSTED BY DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY TROOP SUPPORT – CLOTHING & TEXTILES

Notes from 11/24/2020 of the Joint Advanced Program Briefing for Industry hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support – Clothing & Textiles Upcoming purchase announcement: Army combat helmets (ACH).  Will be two buys in FY21 (2Q and TBD later), from two different vendors who already submitted proposals – to sustain industrial base.  Initial distribution to 160,000 Army […]

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PPE-Related Article: This Miami supplier is manufacturing millions of masks.  Why won’t anyone buy them?

A strategic industry for the NCMBC is the textile and soldier systems industry.  For more information or support, please contact Mark Mills, millsm@ncmbc.us.   The following article was published by the Miami Herald and features a medical device manufacturer’s experience responding to the need for PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic.    Article: This Miami supplier […]

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SAM.gov Transitions in April 2021

The below information was provided by the General Services Administration on November 23, 2020.  As readers of this space know, GSA’s Integrated Award Environment (IAE) program is consolidating what were recently many separate systems into one place, currently called beta.SAM.gov. Today, we are pleased to announce that on April 26, 2021, the functionalities of current […]

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Prime Vendor: Owens & Minor Briefing (Dec 16, Virtual)

Prime Vendor: Owens & Minor Briefing   The North Carolina Military Business Center will host a web conference with Owens & Minor on December 16th at 1300 EST.    About. Owens & Minor is a leading global healthcare solutions company dedicated to Connecting the World of Medical Products to the Point of Care by providing vital supply […]

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Congratulations Cherith Roberson, WTCC Small Business Center Director

RALEIGH, N.C. (November 13, 2020) – Wake Tech is pleased to announce that Small Business Center Director Cherith Roberson is the recipient of the State Director’s Award from the North Carolina Small Business Center Network (SBCN). This award recognizes a Small Business Center Director who has provided outstanding service to the network, to colleagues, and to the […]

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11/19: JOINT ADVANCED PROGRAM BRIEFING FOR INDUSTRY HOSTED BY DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY TROOP SUPPORT – CLOTHING & TEXTILES

Notes from 11/19/2020 of the Joint Advanced Program Briefing for Industry hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support – Clothing & Textiles Army will issue solicitations for body armor systems early in FY21 through Army Contracting Command office at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, on http://beta.SAM.gov.

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Interstate Narrow Fabrics gets Exporter of the Year Award

This article was provided by eTextile Communication at: https://www.etextilecommunications.com/111120-exim-interstate Posted November 11, 2020 HAW RIVER, N.C. – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed last week presented an Exporter of the Year award to Interstate Narrow Fabrics, Inc., a textile industry small business with 75 employees that manufactures narrow fabrics, […]

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System for Award Management (SAM) email server TLS 1.2 requirement

On 11/30/20, GSA will be updating the SAM mail server to require TLS 1.2 or higher.  This is a behind-the-scenes update, meaning that your access to SAM.gov via browser or web service client will not be affected at all.  Since the SAM mail server will require TLS 1.2, if you utilize email on aging or insecure mail […]

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Day 3: JOINT ADVANCED PROGRAM BRIEFING FOR INDUSTRY HOSTED BY DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY TROOP SUPPORT – CLOTHING & TEXTILES

Notes from 11/10/2020 of the Joint Advanced Program Briefing for Industry hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support – Clothing & Textiles USAF needs more suppliers for dress shirts (maternity), mess dress slacks (female) and dress skirts. Contact NCMBC, Mark Mills at millsm@ncmbc.us for assistance.  Expect new Army sweater acquisition in 2Q FY21. DLA needs […]

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Fundamentals of Project Management Class, 12/10/2020

Would you or your staff be interested in a FREE 8-hour Fundamentals of Project Management class?   This class is a one-day, instructor-facilitated, session designed to provide an introductory overview of the project management discipline. The seminar structure effectively combines introductory lecture and discussion with hands-on application of the most basic project management principles. The […]

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NAVFAC updates name to better reflect technical and acquisition mission capabilities

NAVFAC updates name to better reflect technical and acquisition mission capabilities From the NAVFAC Headquarters Public Affairs & Communications Office WASHINGTON – Naval Facilities Engineering Command changed its name to Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Nov. 3 to more accurately reflect its well-established nature and mission as the naval shore facilities, base operating support, […]

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Boots to Business Reboot offers entrepreneurs training by skilled business advisors

FREE BUSINESS TRAINING FOR VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY AND SPOUSES Boots to Business Reboot offers entrepreneurs training by skilled business advisors (The NCMBC is re-releasing the following press release) WILMINGTON — Boots to Business Reboot is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The course provides an overview of […]

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DAY 2: JOINT ADVANCED PROGRAM BRIEFING FOR INDUSTRY HOSTED BY DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY TROOP SUPPORT – CLOTHING & TEXTILES

Notes from Day 2 of the Joint Advanced Program Briefing for Industry hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support – Clothing & Textiles US Marine Corps: Uniform and equipment improvement needs: light/flex body armor; helmet suspension system; load bearing equip fir dismounts; hearing protection and enhancement; SWIR mitigation Navy announced acquisition in FY21 of FR […]

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Day 1: Joint Advanced Program Briefing for Industry hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support – Clothing & Textiles

Notes from Day 1 of the Joint Advanced Program Briefing for Industry hosted by Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support – Clothing & Textiles DLA C&T just announced that industry feedback to RFIs is critical to reassure C&T that domestic capacity exists to meet their requirements. Industry response to RFIs in 2020 reassured C&T about domestic […]

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DEFTECH Coffee Call: Special Guest MG (USA, Ret) Jim Hodge

Join DEFTECH this Friday, 30 October 2020 @ 0900-1000 ET  for the DEFTECH Coffee Call with our special guest: Jim Hodge, MG, USA (Ret) of the IDB | Institute For Defense & Business MG (Ret) Jim Hodge is President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB). He serves […]

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DLA Clothing & Textile Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry Announcement (Virtual, November 2020)

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) would like to share the following important event annually hosted by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Clothing & Textiles supply chain – the 2020 Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry (JAPBI).  At the annual JAPBI, the Clothing & Textiles team and military service partners brief the industrial […]

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Media Advisory: Federal Construction Summit to Connect Business with Federal Agencies in Southeast

Federal Construction and Infrastructure Summit to Connect Business with Federal Agencies and Bases from VA, NC, SC, GA and FL – to include $1.7 Billion in Hurricane Florence Recovery Work at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point October 19, 2020 – The Office of Senator Richard Burr, the Office of Senator […]

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Critical Cybersecurity Information for Contractors Session at the SE Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental (Oct 21-22, 2020)

SESSION ANNOUNCEMENTS: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CYBERSECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS (CMMC)   If you fall into one of the below NAICS codes, then you need to join this session for a briefing about the new cybersecurity DFARS rule dated 9/29/20: 541712 – R&D in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (Except Biotech) 541330 – Engineering Services 236220 – […]

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Funding Opportunity: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Program

On Aug. 4, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officially announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the first funding cycle of the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program. BRIC replaces the FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program. BRIC makes federal funds available to states, local communities, tribes, and territories for pre-disaster mitigation activities, including Capability- and Capacity-Building […]

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Keynote Announcement: MG David C. Hill, Deputy Chief of Engineers and Deputy Commanding General, US Army Corps of Engineers

Major General David C. Hill assumed duties as the Deputy Chief of Engineers/Deputy Commanding General on 20 July 2020. As such, he is second in command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which has more than 36,000 civilian employees and 800 military personnel who provide project management and construction support to 250 Army […]

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Session 3: NC Cybersecurity Workforce Training – Education Virtual Roundtable (Virtual)

North Carolina Cybersecurity for Federal Contractors Virtual Series For more information, visit: https://www.ncmbc.us/north-carolina-cybersecurity-virtual-series/ The Offices of Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH) will host a series of cybersecurity-related webinars beginning in September and running through December. The purpose of […]

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Limitations on Subcontracting for Service Contractors: Compliance in Four Steps

The NCMBC would like to share an article published by Govology on the Limitations on Subcontracting for Service Contractors: Compliance in Four Steps.     

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