Doing Business With
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DOC - FAR SUPPLEMENT - RULES
FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) - Procurement Rules & Regulations
DOC - SALES & BUSINESS PLAYBOOK
Opportunities, Strategies & Trends
DOC - SUB-CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES
A closer look at the Top Prime Contractors, Sub-Contracting Opportunities, Marketing Best Practices, FAR Flow Down Clauses and other Legal Considerations.
Home Page - MISSION:
Understand The Department, Agency or Bureau and its mission. Know the key players, leadership staff and current events/key issues and legislation that affect the organization.
Small Business Office - OSDBU/OSBP:
Contact the OSDBU (Office of Small And Disadvantaged Business Utilization - Civilian) or
OSBP (Office Of Small Business Programs - Defense/Military) to gain assistance with specific federal procurement opportunities. Explore match-making events.
Acquisition / Procurement Forecast:
Review upcoming purchases the Department, Agency or Bureau has forecasted. Identify opportunities to sell your product or service.
Top 100 Vendors:
Identify the top sellers. Small businesses may strategically work with the direct (Prime) contract holders as sub-contractors.
Find out how well the Department/Agency or Bureau did in meeting its small business and set-aside contracting goals for the fiscal year. Be sure to also review Subcontracting goals and cross reference with the Top 100 Vendors.
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#3 - Know the procurement (purchasing) rules in federal procurement, The FAR - Federal Acquisition Regulations as well as defense contracting, The DFARS - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations and for the Departments, Agencies and Bureaus you are selling to, FAR Supplements.
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#4 - Subscribe to federal media publications and journals related to your industry, The Department, Agency or Bureau. This should also include Google news alerts, related Linkedin groups, association newsletters and more.
#5 - New to Federal Government Contracting?
Leverage your local PTAC, SBDC, SCORE and local SBA Offices.
These resources provide assistance to Federal Contractors including educational/training programs, webinars, 1:1 counseling/mentoring and match-making events.
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LEGISLATION & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS:
# 1 - Follow SENATE COMMITTEE Hearings and Legislation related to and impacting your industry.
Attend sessions in-person, when possible.
About Senate Committees:
# 2 - Follow HOUSE COMMITTEE Hearings and Legislation related to and impacting your industry.
Attend sessions in-person, when possible.
About House Committees:
# 3 - Stay abreast of related EXECUTIVE ORDERS.
Subscribe to The Federal Register for regulation updates impacting your target Department.
About Executive Orders:
# 1 - Attend related networking events within your industry, as well as your target Department, Agency or Bureau.
# 2 - Identify and join associations related to your industry, as well as your target Department, Agency or Bureau. Join one of the association committees to build relationships.
#3 - Identify potential teaming partners, opportunities for subcontracting and joint ventures. (See Top 100 Vendors List above.) Register on company website in the vendor portal; research SAM.gov for company profile, contracts won, business size, etc.; research client website; subscribe to their newsletter; connect on Linkedin and follow company.