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Be a trusted resource and advocate for small businesses as they create and sustain a presence in the Federal marketplace

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Provide small businesses consolidated, comprehensive, and affordable resources and support to expand their knowledge of Federal contracting regulations and processes.


Integrity | Build trust through action. 

Equity | Use your voice to lift others and level the field.

Respect | Value everyone, without exception.

Enthusiasm | Love what you do and it will show.

Empowerment | Share knowledge freely to empower small businesses.

Learning | Continued growth through experiences, study, and listening.

FedSubK is unique because we bring first-hand experiences in Federal contracting from multiple perspectives derived from roles held both in and out of Government over almost four decades of Federal service.

  • Federal Contracting Officer, Chief of Contracting, and Source Selection Authority (SSA) -- Reviewed thousands of price and technical proposals across several industries and know what Federal buyers want to see in a successful quote and offer. 

  • Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) -- Daily oversight of the $700 Billion 15-year contract for the Government's Purchase, Travel, Fleet, and Integrated payment services, GSA SmartPay® 3, working to craft solutions fair to both Government and industry. 

  • FAR Policy Subject Matter Expert (SME) -- Advisor to the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (CAAC) developing FAR and DFARS policy business cases for implementation in the integrated award environment. Knowledge of rulemaking and understand the role of High-Def acquisition data in strategic decision-making by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Small Business Administration (SBA). 

  • Small Business Consultant -- Coach and trusted resource for small businesses interested or active in the Federal marketplace, knowing the steps to help small businesses make Federal connections, find prime and sub opportunities, provide free resources, advice, and support during contract or subcontract performance.

  • SBA-certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) -- Faced the registration and SBA certification processes myself and understand the unique challenges small businesses face. Understand the information required of (I wrote some of it) and to maintain registration and/or certification status. 

  • Instructor / Speaker / Author -- Experienced training developer and instructor, teaching thousands of Federal personnel at Defense and Civilian agencies and via the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI). I've performed the tasks I teach and know the ins and outs on acquisition topics such as cost reimbursement contracting, earned value management, work break down structures, developing evaluation criteria and proposal review, contract administration and closeout, COR basics, utilization of small businesses, GSA Schedule contracts, and use of the governmentwide purchase card. Requested guest speaker at regional Federal Executive Board (FEB), PMI, SAME, Institute of Commercial Payments (2024), and annual Visa Government Forum (2023 and 2024). 

The rules in Federal procurement are difficult to understand and change often. FedSubK follows the latest policy and processes changes for you! We are here for you on your Federal contracting journey. Prime or subcontractor, novice or expert, my goal is to be your advocate and transfer my knowledge to you so you can provide the vital products and services needed by our nation and the public.  



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Shauna (Martinez) Weatherly

President / Founder

Shauna has almost 36 years of federal experience across military and civilian agencies holding positions of increasing responsibility in human resources, budget / manpower, acquisition / contracting, acquisition program / project management, and policy. As a former Chief of Contracting, SME, and leader in her field, Shauna brings expertise in the procurement of supplies and services, construction, Architect - Engineer services, environmental remediation and environmental support services, operation & maintenance services, ordnance and explosives removal, commercial financial payment solutions, and FAR policy. Shauna was an instructor for GSA, FAI, and USACE specializing in utilization of small businesses and cost reimbursement contracting. She has taught courses on earned value management and development of work breakdown structures. 


  • Former Federal Contracting Officer with Unlimited Warrant for all Types of Contracts

  • FAR Policy SME, GSA Integrated Award Environment (IAE)

  • COR, GSA SmartPay® 3 Master Contracts

  • District Contracting Chief, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Tulsa District (SWT)

  • Branch Director / Supervisory Contract Negotiator, Contract Awards, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), servicing FAA's National Logistics Center and Facilities Management at Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC)

  • Chief, Services & Supplies Branch, USACE Sacramento (SPK)

​Education / Training

  • B.A. Management (Magna Cum Laude) 

  • Masters Certificates in Advanced Government Contracting and Applied Program / Project Management (Villanova University)

  • Level III Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C)

  • Level III FAC-Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR)

  • Level III DAWIA Contracting Certification

  • Deployed to Afghanistan, Global War on Terror 2008


  • Executive Office of the President 2020 Gears of Government Award 

  • GSA FAS Commissioner's Spotlight Award (2)

  • USACE Commander's Award for Civilian Service 

  • NATO Service Medal

  • USACE Commander's Small Business Team of Excellence Award

  • USACE District Commander's Award


  • Authored three papers to Congress and DoD on WOSB federal contracting issues 

  • Panel Member, GSA Acquisition for the Real World 2021 and GSA FAST 2022 Virtual Training Events

  • Instructor and Content Developer:

    • FAI FCL-GSA-0027 GSA Schedules & Small Business Utilization (2013-2021) 

    • Advanced Purchase Card Management and Purchase Card Management Essentials, GSA SmartPay® (2016-2021) 

    • Contractor Officer Representative (COR) 101, GSA (2016-2022)

    • USACE Cost Reimbursable Contracts (Earned Value Management) PROSPECT) (2006-2011)

    • USACE Afghanistan Engineer District - Instructor Feb-May 2008 

Guest Speaker:

  • Speaker, 2023 & 2024 Visa Government Forum, Washington, D.C.

  • Speaker, 2024 Institute of Commercial Payments Annual Conference

  • Panelist, National Small Business Association (NSBA) Veterans' Network: Service to Success Webinar 

  • Federal Executive Board (FEB) Kansas City Region, VA Office of      Inspector General, and Portland Region

  • PMI Oklahoma City and FAA Chapter

  • National Contract Management Association, Sooner Chapter

  • Army Dept of Public Works and Base Civil Engineer Regional Conference

  • VA Consolidated Contracting Activity Training Symposium

  • Regional Small Business Conference, USACE South Pacific Division

  • Western Regional Joint State Department of Transportation      Conference

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