provides client-centered solutions for companies seeking to succeed in the federal marketplace. As subject matter experts, our services enable clients to access the complex arena of government contracting.

NextWin fills the gap between traditional contracting education and government contracts. Washington is filled with consultants explaining the how of contracting, few actually do it. These services are designed to go beyond standard offerings, taking companies to their next win.  

Recent Blog Posts

  • David and Goliath: Understanding Mentorship Through the Department of Defense Mentor Protégé Program While many businesses sell what the Department of Defense is buying, the complexity of defense contracting requirements can stymie interested vendors. In fact, obtaining necessary security clearances, and understanding the agency’s unique rules and focuses encourages new vendors to work with experienced defense contractors.  So how does an interested contractor start selling to the Department of Defense? If you are a small business, have not performed a defense contract in the past year, and offer something innovative for national security the DoD’s Mentor Protégé Program (MPP) may be your solution.The DoD MPP was developed to create a “highway” for small businesses to connect with defense agencies and experienced contractors, differing fundamentally from other agencies’ mentor protégé programs ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2016, 7:41 AM by Ann Sullivan
  • "Fair Pay" Rules Just Aren't Fair Last summer, President Obama issued an Executive Order with the goal of barring bad companies from winning federal contracts. Women Impacting Public Policy, along with most in the contracting community, agrees that companies that follow the rules should not have to compete against companies that break them for federal contracts.In May, the Labor Department and the FAR Council (overseers of contracting rulebook, “the FAR”) proposed how the President’s order would be implemented. It turns out, as with most things, the devil is in the details.The proposed regulations require federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose violations of 14 federal labor laws and equivalent state laws from the previous three years. Exemptions were provided for companies with contracts valued ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2016, 7:45 AM by Ann Sullivan
  • Why Now Is the Time for NextWin Services Being the owner of a successful government relations company for thirteen years begs the question—why start another company?  To understand why I started NextWin Services is to understand a great need and a great opportunity. By that I mean, I saw a problem that is in dire need of a resolution – meager business development for smaller companies that do not have dedicated federal sales teams but want to sell to the federal government.  While there are many vendors who can advise small or mid-size companies on how to position for federal contracting, we don’t know of many companies who can go a further step – assistance with developing relationships with federal agencies.  Our offerings are tailored to different ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2016, 7:44 AM by Ann Sullivan
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