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May 16, 2017

Taking Federal Market Intel to a New Level

Nation Analytics today unveils the 2017 Government Services Competitive Intelligence Report and subscription service, designed to help federal market leaders make better strategic decisions about resource allocation, new market opportunities, and how to approach major contract competitions. For investors, it provides new insight on who's gaining ground and who's losing share to competitors.

Nation Analytics has undertaken a highly tactical effort to identify, categorize and analyze major contracts and task orders awarded to federal services companies. Ranging from $50 million to $10 billion, these awards make or break companies and business divisions and help define the winners and losers in the market. For the first time, Nation Analytics offers contract-by-contract analysis that feeds strategic level understanding of the most important deals in the federal market.
We offer insights into which incumbents win, at which agencies, and in which sub-markets. We identify growth areas by homing in on new requirements. We break down re-competes in multiple ways to help companies and investors understand the dynamics that determine whether incumbents or challengers win. We look at the agencies generating the most—and least—competition, the companies that are winning—and losing—most often, and the contract vehicles that are producing the most major orders.
Small businesses play a role in major awards, so we examine the fundamentals behind which requirements are set aside for small businesses and which are left open for all bidders. We dive deep into unrestricted contracts that are converted to small business set asides, to help large companies understand which elements of their own portfolios are at risk.
We call the Competitive Intelligence Report a service because subscribers will get our initial report as well as monthly updates that keep them ahead of the competition in understanding the changes re-shaping the federal services landscape.
Click here to download a sample section of the report, and reach out to Nick Taborek at if you’d like information on becoming a subscriber.

June 03, 2016
Alliant 2/Alliant 2 SB: 5 Things to Watch for in the Final RFPs

GSA announced this afternoon that the final RFPs for the largest federal IT services opportunities of the decade–Alliant 2 and Alliant 2 Small Business–will be issued on or after June 20.

June 07, 2016
Federal Contract Spending Dipped 1.5% in 2015, Study Finds

I'm quoted in Government Executive’s story on the annual list of the top 200 federal contractors put out by Bloomberg Government, which found a slight dip in overall spending as civilian agency orders made up the biggest share of the pie in 15 years.