Being able to acquire government contracts despite being a small business is quite an achievement in itself and it can boost the image of any small business.
Description: There are various ways to prepare a small business for undertaking government contracts. The government offers assistance in various ways through contracts that are set aside for small companies and other business development programs.
There are times when we question the capabilities of our businesses when we try to get a foothold in government contracting. Being qualified for a small business certification enables us to open various benefits exclusively from the government. You will also gain access to various contracts that will be set aside for small businesses to help them compete with large scale companies. As long as you are eligible, have a good character and the potential to succeed you will have no problems in becoming a part of the various programs under the SBA.
These are a few questions you need to answer if you want to gain a shot at government contracting.
Do you own an established business?
The government is always happy to help out small business ...
To become a part of the SBA Certified small business program at least 51% of the owners must be from the socially and economically disadvantaged citizens of America. You also need to demonstrate the potential to succeed and a good character to land set aside contracts from the government.
This is a sources sought notice for information only. This is not a request for proposal or quotation or an announcement of a solicitation. This sources sought request for information is for the purpose of conducting market research to provide data for planning purposes. This sources sought synopsis announcement does not constitute a formal solicitation, and is not a request for proposal, request for quote, invitation for bid, does not obligate the government to award a contract, issue a solicitation, reimburse respondents for any proposal preparation and/or submittal costs, nor does its issuance in any way restrict the Government as to its ultimate acquisition approach. The Government will not pay for any materials provided in response to this notice and submittals will not be returned to the sender.
This sources sought announcement is for information and planning purposes only; it is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government. A contract may not be awarded as a result of this sources sought announcement. Army Contracting Command - Rock Island (ACC-RI), on behalf of U.S. Army Information Technology Agency (USAITA) - Engineering Directorate (ED), intends to procure 'Design, Build, and Implement (DBI) IT Solutions' using small business set-aside procedures in accordance with FAR Part 19 or under full and open competitive procedures under FAR Part 15. A more defined description of what DBI IT Solutions entails can be found in the attached capabilities questions document dated 12 March 2015 as well as in the attached draft Performance Work Statement (PWS) document dated 12 March 2015. If at least two small business concerns are determined by the Government to be capable of performing this requirement based on the evaluation of the capability packages submitted by 3:00 P.M. Central Time, 2 April 2015, the requirement will be solicited as a 100% set-aside for small business concerns in accordance with FAR Part 19. If capability packages are not received from at least two responsible small business concerns in accordance with FAR Part 19 by the response date or if the Government determines that no small business concerns in accordance with FAR Part 19 are capable of performing this requirement based upon an evaluation of the capability packages submitted; this requirement will be solicited under full and open competitive procedures.
This is a Request for Information and Sources Sought Notice for Market Research purposes only. This is not a request for proposal, quotation, or bid. No solicitation is currently available.
The information provided in response to this notice will assist the Government in determining how to conduct business in obtaining marketing services support for the Alabama National Guard Recruiting Program.
The United States Property & Fiscal Officer (USPFO) for Alabama is seeking information on how commercial companies obtain marketing support for the design and production of items such as brochures, posters, other advertising campaign media, etc...
We currently contract for this support with a company that provides on-site support by providing personnel who specialize in computer-based skill sets to design and produce marketing materials in support of specific recruiting campaigns.
Promotion of Video to Public Television Stations
Description: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK has a requirement for a commercial item or service. This combined synopsis/solicitation is prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 (as supplemented with additional information included in this notice). This posting will be referred to under Request for Quotation (RFQ) Number F15PS00200. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. A written solicitation will be issued and attached to this posting for reference only. This RFQ falls under procedures in FAR Parts 12 and 13. This document incorporates provisions and clauses updated by way of the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) #05-78, effective December 27, 2014. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) number is 541810, Advertising Agencies and the business size standard is $15 million. This requirement is a Total Set-Aside for Small Business. This announcement constitutes the Government's only official notice of this procurement. The Government does not intend to pay for any information provided under this synopsis.
Commercial Corporate Dining Program Information
DHRA, Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO), is reviewing the market place for information on Commercial Corporate Dining Programs to assist the DTMO in establishing the parameters of a DoD Preferred Dining Program.
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemental with additional information included in this notice. This solicitation number is Request for Quote (RFQ)R002-15. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-78. The North American Industry Classification System code is 541613. This requirement is set aside for a Small Business. UNICOR, Federal Prison Industries, INC., intends to award a firm-fixed price, requirements contract for the item(s) noted within this RFQ.
Learn how to identify your target market and develop a marketing strategy. Determine whether you are better off as a prime contractor or subcontractor. How does the value of your product or service determine your sales strategy? How does your product define how you do business and compete for sales? Where is the best place to start and determine if there is opportunity for your business.