There is unprecedented opportunity for a small business to secure a government contract. You may know the basic process on how to get a government contract, but you can save a lot of time with a few friendly tips. Let’s take a look at four tips that can help you secure a government contract.
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The first step in receiving government contracts is thorough preparation.
This is a process that can be difficult, but everything runs much more smoothly when you understand what is needed to get a government contract for your small business. Let’s take a look at a few aspects to keep in mind when you first get started.
There are nearly 40,000 active federal contract opportunities on the FBO website right now. As a contractor or subcontractor just getting started with federal procurement, this can seem like a blessing and a curse. The sheer number of contracts available sounds promising, but navigating the complicated world of federal contracting is by no means easy. Learn how to get started with federal contracts, below.
The Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration are undergoing a joint effort to expand the access of government agencies to human capital strategy, in accordance with the Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework. The effort seeks to target expanding access to training and development and organizational performance improvement as well. Another goal of the effort is to push the development of category management in government purchasing. Learn more in our blog.
On Tuesday, the federal government released its official solicitation for a contractor to alert victims of the Office of Personnel Management data breach and provide them with identity theft protection. The vendor that wins the OPM contract must also give the feds access to its own databases. While the majority of the 21.5 million people affected by the data breach are expected to be notified within a month of the contract’s award, it could take up to 4 months for everyone affected to be alerted. Learn more below.
Defense IT contractor Leidos has won a multibillion dollar contract from the Pentagon to upgrade the electronic health records system for the Department of Defense. Leidos had designed the DoD’s current health records system, the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA), under the name SAIC. Learn more about the big contract below.
Federal contract spending is expected to increase this fall, as it traditionally does at the end of the fiscal year. However, one area where federal contract spending is down is cybersecurity, in spite of the fact that data breaches are more prevalent than they’ve ever been. Learn more in our blog.
Federal agencies set new records in fiscal year 2014, giving nearly 25% of awards to eligible small businesses, according to the Small Business Association. Learn more in our blog.
As the federal government falls under increasing scrutiny and greater expectations for efficiency, it is time to look in depth at ways to optimize federal agencies’ acquisitions practices. Agencies which deeply understand their goals and how their acquisitions help to achieve their goal will be the most successful moving forward.
A new federal training program will soon begin in an effort to train federal contracting officers to help their agencies more effectively procure technology. The effort will be led by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and is similar in concept to the U.S. Digital Service, which also seeks to improve the government’s relationship to the tech sector in terms of acquisitions and contracting. Learn more about the new training effort in our blog.