Small Business Certifications
Get Certified! Most companies are certified as an 8(a), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones), Woman Owned Business and Veteran Owned Business. There are a host of other certifications that are applicable to the city, state or municipality in your local area.
Do you want to learn the business development processes needed to be successful in preparing bids and winning government business? We can help you become certified and registered to reap the benefits of participating in these programs.
Subcontracting with large Prime Contractor
Want to learn how to do business with large government prime contractors? If so, we need to talk. Since the government is “bundling” so many of their contracts, becoming a subcontractor may be the only way some small businesses can get their feet in the door. Becoming a subcontractor can not only be rewarding but less complicated than competing for a government prime contract. Many prime contractors continuously seek good small business suppliers to meet their needs and satisfy the requirements of their government subcontracting plans.
What is a Capabilities Statement? and Why You Should Have One!
In order to effectively market yourself in the government sector, you should have a corporate résumé. Government agencies call this a Capabilities Statement. A Capabilities Statement should contain information to tell buyers why you’re an expert and why they should feel confident about awarding you a contract.
We can show you how to write a good Capabilities Statement, including all the right ingredients. If you are looking for help with how to present your company to government decision-makers, then you need a Capabilities Statement.
Understanding the GSA Schedule Process
Many federal agencies utilize GSA Schedule contracts to obtain needed goods and services in lieu of contracting on their own. In such instances, a GSA Schedule contract is an excellent marketing tool.
Let us help you address the many challenges businesses face when deciding whether they should seek a GSA Schedule contract.
We will help you understand the GSA’s mission; the federal government’s various “purchasing vehicles”; why federal agencies use (and don’t use) GSA Schedules; the pros and cons of GSA Schedule contracts; and preparing a proposal to obtain a Schedule.
It’s important to know that although GSA Schedules cover a number of commodities and services, they do not cover everything the government purchases.
SBA’s Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program
Did you know federal contracting officers will set aside certain procurement requirements for competition solely among women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs)?
You need to determine whether your business qualifies to participate in the Small Business Administration’s new “Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Assistance Procedures. We’ll guide you through the documentation, set-aside rules and certification procedures.