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Written by Julia Di Vito

The federal government is increasingly using nontraditional ways to spend its money, such as purchasing goods and services through “other transaction authority,” which we recently wrote about and which does not require traditional competitive award procedures. Another alternative to traditional procurement by competition is a sole source award, and we are seeing more and more of our clients pursuing sole source awards or, in other cases, challenging the award of sole source contracts to other firms. If you are a small business, there are a number of ways your firm can be awarded a sole source award, including awards under various small business programs. You should be aware that these opportunities exist, so you can be ready to market your company and put it in the best position to receive a sole source award.

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Originally published October 3, 201