Assent Advisors, LLC is a boutique U.S. federal acquisition and contract management advisory firm that provides subject matter expertise and support services to individuals and companies seeking business or engaged in business with the U.S. Federal Government.
Our expertise with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and contract management knowledge can provide the leverage needed to get started or advance within the U.S. federal marketplace.
WHO DO WE SUPPORT?
We support proprietors and companies of all sizes requiring the work of a federal contracts manager. We can provide a broad range of federal contracting support services eliminating the need to hire a full time employee, augment current staff, or fill a temporary void while a company’s contracts manager is away from work.
We also aim to support U.S. government contracting and program offices with a broad range of procurement and contract administration functions that encompass the entire contract lifecycle. The contract specialists, business advisors, and subject matter experts that work with our firm are either DAWIA or FAC-C certified and hold professional designations from organizations like the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and the Project Management Institute.
Get Registered and Acquainted
As a part of our services we provide detailed assistance for registering an entity in the System for Award Management (SAM), getting acquainted with the federal procurement process, and with searching for opportunities to provide goods and services to the federal government.
A contracts manager is a valuable and necessary resource when doing business with the federal government. Ideally a company would have a full time contracts manager and in-house counsel to take on what can often be a complex federal procurement and contract administration process. The cost of having either on a full time basis is prohibitive in many cases and even unnecessary when there’s access to subject matter experts on a fee for service basis. We can support the management of all types of federal contracts including GSA Federal Supply Schedules, GWACs, and similar Multiple Award IDIQ contracts.
Too often solicitations are issued by the government with a great deal of ambiguity, lack of sufficient details, and improper or conflicting provisions and clauses. We provide evaluations of government issued solicitations and in turn provide valuable feedback for decision makers so that questions can be presented and answered prior to a solicitation close.
Proposal Response Support
We support responses to government solicitations by reviewing for quality assurance, making written recommendations, assisting with technical writing, and providing detailed support with pricing, contract types, provisions and clauses.
We don’t provide legal advice or steer decision making within an organization. What we provide is reliable information based on a solid understanding of the federal procurement process and fundamental contract management principles. Our solicitation evaluation services could save an organization significant time and money by allowing decision makers to be more strategic with pursuing opportunities that make sense and letting go those that have a higher degrees of uncertainty.
The government routinely requests or issues modifications to existing contracts that lack sufficient information and often cites improper FAR authorities. We provide reviews and feedback of modifications requested or issued by the government’s contracting officer and reviews of modification requests a company may be contemplating to initiate with the government. We don’t provide legal advice but rather we provide feedback and guidance for your decision makers consistent with the FAR, agency policies, and fundamental contract management principles.
e-Business Systems Support
Providing goods and services to the federal government generally requires the use of several e-business systems. We support the familiarization and usage of the various systems (e.g., SAM, FBO, FPDS-NG, SBA Certify, VetBiz VIP, CPARS, eCMRA, GSA eOffer/eMod, GSA eBuy, iRAPT, etc.).
Individuals and companies are often faced with contractual uncertainties and need reach back support for decision making purposes. We can help quickly locate information in the FAR, agency regulation supplements, within other federal procurement policies, and GAO bid protest decisions.
Where do we work?
Assent Advisors, LLC, is based in Alexandria, VA. Our private sector advisory and support services are generally performed remotely using telephone, email, and G Suite to conduct business. Accommodations can be made to use other similar web based systems depending on a customer's needs. We are available to meet in person in the Washington D.C. metro area if necessary and can make other arrangements on a case-by-case basis.
Federal Agency Support
We are available to support federal agency acquisition related requirements either as a prime or subcontractor. The advisors working with us have experience in DOD and civilian agencies, federal agencies not subject to the FAR, and agencies that utilize Other Transaction Authority (OTA).
Our federal practice support services include:
Requirements Definition, Purchase Request Support, Performance-based Service Acquisitions, Acquisition Strategy, Contract Solicitation and Award, Contract Administration and Management, Contract Compliance, Contract Closeout, eBusiness Systems Support
Assent Advisors, LLC
NAICS Codes: 541611, 541618, 541990
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(A Virginia limited liability company.)