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Every other organization – be it small or big will grow better if they have the federal agency to support them. Getting hold of a federal agency might not be a very easy task. There will always be a lot of competition and only a few of the organizations are lucky enough to win a bid. Small businesses have to be careful in placing the right bid or else they will be disqualified. Always make sure to learn the process and how these agencies work. This can help you to win contracts. So, to outbid all of your competitors you will have to tick all your check boxes.
The federal agencies are supplied with goods and services from General Services Administration (GSA). This helps the government agencies to get hold of a variety of services from a wide sphere of industries. In order to buy these goods and services and to fulfill the needs of a federal agency, you will require ‘Schedules’ – which opens up contracting opportunities for businesses to win a federal contract.
1. Always register your organization at SAM: Before you start to bid for contracts, it is important to register your organization at System for Award Management (SAM). A few of the things that are required are your DUNS number and your NAICS code.
2. Get Schedules: To get access to government contracts, you will have to win a Schedule award. For this purpose, you will have to get all your documents and send them to GSA – who in turn will review your submission and decide whether to approve it or not. Every document that you will send across must be checked that it satisfies all their requirements. Thus, it is essential for the reviewer to scrutinize every document minutely.
After you are all done with the first two steps, we look for federal bids. There are a number of ways to find a federal bidding opportunity. Some of the following ways are –