RE: Medical Disabilty/Contracting/Jobs

Subject: RE: Medical Disabilty/Contracting/Jobs
From: "Lauren" <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>
To: "'John Posada'" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <rickbishop -at- austin -dot- rr -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 13:36:54 -0700

I think that California is working on ways to get employment agencies and
other third-parties out of the bidding process. CMAS contracts are only
given to companies that will do most of the work themselves and not be
"administrators" of the contracts. The large companies around here are also
changing the nature of their approved vendors bases. One active technical
writing staffing firm has changed its status recently from that of an
employment agency to that of a solutions provider so that they can continue
to fulfill contracts for Intel and the State.

State contracts now do not consider the "disadvantaged" statuses of minority
or women, from what the small business office told me. The statuses with
preferences now are California Certified Small Businesses that have a 3%
award quota and DVBE's (that must be wholly-owned by a DV) and have a 5%
award quota. The California Department of Transportation gave a lot of
preference for women-owned businesses and still administers the
certification of women-owned businesses for federal contracts.

The government contractor environment is very competitive and the government
appears to be trying to combat opportunist non-workers, like recruiters.
It's somewhat fascinating, really.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 1:08 PM
> To: Lauren; rickbishop -at- austin -dot- rr -dot- com; TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: Medical Disabilty/Contracting/Jobs
> I used to live in Sacramento in the 90s. For about two years,
> I had a consulting business; helping companies who wanted to
> bid on California projects meet the M/W/D
> (Minority/Woman/Disabled Vet).
> I had a database of every M/W/D-owned California company and
> would put in-state and out-of-state companies in-touch with
> M/W/D companies so they could partner to meet the
> requirements to bid state RFPs. I'd also do the bid
> documentation package that had to go with a bid.
> I'd go to every state pre-bid conference and reach out to the
> out-of-state companies at the meeting who wanted to bid but
> who's eyes glazed over when the subject of
> Meebee/Weebee/Deebee (that's the way it was pronounced) came up.
> I like to think that I was helping the disadvantaged to
> participate in these programs, but to be honest, all it did
> was put money into people's hands who didn't earn it.
> John Posada
> Senior Technical Writer
> "They say everyone needs goals. Mine is to live forever.
> So far, so good."
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Lauren <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>
> To: rickbishop -at- austin -dot- rr -dot- com; TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Sent: Saturday, June 9, 2007 3:39:38 PM
> Subject: RE: Medical Disabilty/Contracting/Jobs
> The State of California requires that 5% of considered
> proposals on certain
> projects be from Disabled Veteran Business Entities (DVBE).
> Lauren
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techwr-l-bounces+lt34=csus -dot- edu -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lt34=csus -dot- edu -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> > Behalf Of Rick Bishop
> > Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 4:25 PM
> > To: 'TECHWR-L'
> > Subject: RE: Medical Disabilty/Contracting/Jobs
> >
> > Some federal and state contractors actually seek out the
> > disabled as it
> > makes their favored worker count higher (vets, too),
> especially the 8A
> > firms.


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