The government spends about $580 billion a year on contracts, with 23% of that set aside for small businesses. So how can you begin going after these opportunities? This week, we're talking about the three main things you need to do to get started with contracting for the federal government.
Topics we cover in this episode include:
How to prepare to start doing government contractingOpportunities in government contracting for small businessesGetting set up in the system: SAM, NAICS codes, and FARUnderstanding the different types of contracts and how to win themHow HUBZone and other SBA certifications can helpLINKS
Links and acronyms referenced in the show:
SBA.govDUNS Number (Dun & Bradstreet)NAICS (North American Classification System)SAM (System for Award Management)FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations)DSBS (Dynamic Small Business Search)GSA (General Services Administration)SubNet (Subcontracting Network System)Construction Excellence ProgramFPDS (Federal Procurement Data System)USASpending.govMATOC (Multiple Award Task Order Contracts)IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Contracts)RFQ (Request for Qualifications)8(a) ProgramHUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone)SBA Certification: Economically disadvantaged woman-ownedSBA Service-Disabled Veteran programVisit the episode page at https://contractorsuccessforum.com/government for more details and a transcript of the show.
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