MySetAside (MSA) is a support service partner that provides additional online resources to small businesses. For example, MSA includes opportunities from FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov), which is a primary channel for providing federal government contracting opportunities of more than $25,000 from many federal government sources,including General Services Administration contracts.
Small Businesses may be able to participate under subcontractor agreements with big and prime contractors to perform part of the contract. Government purchases under $150,000 are generally not listed.
MSA will provide this information combined with advice and leads from concerned government agency small business specialists. Small businesses may contact them directly for more information.
MSA, with information from key government databases, also provides a list of prime and large contractors for various government agencies that may find it beneficial to partner with small businesses such as minority, women-owned, HUBZone-c ertified, 8(a), veteran-owned, and service-disabled, and veteran-owned businesses.
MSA will provide customized daily e-mail alerts of updated information from public meetings; purchase patterns; budget reviews on upcoming bids; and, bid opportunities from federal, state, and local governments. MSA leverages a combination of advanced technology and proven techniques to deliver unique tool-kits for small business professionals who want to efficiently and cost effectively engage and succeed in partnerships with government and corporateteams on small business contracts.
MSA provides key market data that small businesses need, along with checklists and templates to help projects get started on the right track. MSA will include examples of opportunity milestones, deliverable project plans, sample project artifacts, contractor best practices, and other unique tools to help organize and achieve successful partnerships with government and corporate teams.
MySetAside is not like other web-based business development services:
MSA is designed specifically for small business to help them identify, manage, and respond to market opportunities.
MSA will provide you with opportunities that you may not find using basic research methods. MSA staff will sift through hundreds of federal state and local webpages for small business opportunities and make them available to you.
A key feature of MSA is the ability of government and large companies to engage directly with the small business community. Registered users have access to MSA systems, web pages, and project calendars.
MSA also assist users by providing opportunity leads and other valuable information in performing market out reach,targeted communications, and forming partnerships to increase their possibilities of winning deals.
MSA tracks Federal, State, and Local small business opportunities with special emphasis on the DC Metro area.
MSA is accessible through mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets for small business teams that are always on the go.
MSA provides internal calendar functions that track proposal requirements and due dates using Microsoft Office and other popular tools to help users manage their contract opportunities and deliverables.