Strategy-Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
When working on your Business Development Strategy for Government Contracting it is vital to position yourself to win Government contracts. There are many strategic ways to do this, especially if you are a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) or Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Your status as a VOSB or SDVOSB is a […]
How Contracting Officers Perform Market Research?
Learn how contracting officers perform market research. Why? Why not? By understanding what they are looking for you can position your company ahead of your competitors.
Are You a Responsible Contractor?
Are you a Responsible Contractor? Everyone would answer yes to this question. However, we are talking about government contracting and how the government determines if you are a responsible contractor. First, you need to address this in your business strategy. To do so we must look at the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 9.1. A contracting officer […]
How to Capitalize on Federal Business Opportunities?
As you continue your business strategy to enter into the government contracting marketplace it is essential to understand the databases where the government officials post solicitations. That is what we will be discussing today along with ways to ensure that you do not miss any opportunities. Federal Business Opportunities are posted in a database called FedBizOps.
What are Blanket Purchase Agreements?
When establishing your business development strategy, it is best to consider all contracting avenues. So let’s discuss today’s topic of Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). BPAs is for buying supplies or services on a routine basis. The contracts are short in nature and usually for one year. The contracting officer can issue another BPA after the […]
Simplified Acquisition Procedures – Great Business Strategy
When developing your business strategy, it is best to consider the entry points in federal contracting that will be the easiest to obtain. Why? I believe that it is better to target a specific dollar range when seeking your first contract. The Simplified Acquisition Procedures, otherwise known as SAP, is the simplest way to bid […]
Types of Contracts
Throughout today’s article, we will be discussing the different types of federal contracts. We will also be referencing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that is the Acquisition Bible for federal contracts. If you did not read the article on the “Federal Acquisition Regulation for Businesses,” you can find that article here. You will need to […]
Government Ethics for Federal Contractors
Business Strategy Congratulations, You have decided to enter the world of government contracting. Because you are going to be a federal contractor you need to look at the rules regarding Government and business relationships. Do you know how Government Ethics can impact your business? Do you have an Ethics program in place as part of […]
Business Strategy – Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA)
Small Businesses will want to consider contracting options that are available as part of your business strategy. One of those options is a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) otherwise known as a BOA. No, a BOA in this instance is not a snake. A Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) is a written agreement of understanding, negotiated between […]
How the Past Performance Questionnaire Will Impact Your Business Strategy.
It is crucial for small businesses to educate themselves about a topic before they develop a business strategy. Learning the rules and regulations is just a tiny part of this process. The Federal Acquisition Regulation otherwise known as the FAR is the government’s bible. Federal agencies and small businesses awarded contracts must follow the procurement rules […]