The Secret to Getting Ahead in Government Contracts

The secret to getting ahead in Government lies in the ability to be proactive. Sure you can sit back and just bid an opportunity as it comes out, but this approach causes you to lose any advantage. We take a look into the types of government contracts to get ahead of and why. For one of these contracting vehicles to be…

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Your Right to Government Information Exercise Your Right The Freedom of Information Act is a law that requires full or partial disclosure of information and documents controlled by the US Government upon request.In order to use the Freedom of Information Act, you must utilize the FOIA request. This request is only beneficial to you if you are being proactive and…

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Using Set Asides Effectively to Win Contracts

Using Set Asides effectively in government means gaining an advantage. Set Asides are designed to level the competitive playing field for Small Businesses. Really understanding Set Asides and how to effectively use them seems to elude a lot of Small Business owners. In this article we will take a closer look into your Set Aside and what it means to…

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Market the DoD: The “How-To” Blueprint

The “how-to" market the DoD blueprint everyone should have. I was trolling the internet the other day and ran across an article posted by the DoD. The subject was “10 Tips for Marketing to DoD”.Now I have read several of these articles through the years and this, like all the others, did not fully explain the how of things.I will…

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The Federal Supply Schedule (FSS)

The Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program is a simplified process that closely mirrors commercial buying practices by using the buying power of the government to obtain volume discounts on more than 11,000,000 commonly used supplies and services from more than 17,000 seller’s (or contractors).  More than $42 billion worth of commercially-available supplies and services is purchased through the program each…

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Position for September’s Opportunities

In this post we will examine the meaning of “low hanging fruit”, where it can be found and how to position for these opportunities. By positioning now you can greatly improve your chances at some easy revenue. While September marks the end of the government’s FY, it also marks the beginning of an overabundance of low hanging fruit available to…

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