There are several basic steps every company should complete to increase their ability to contract in the marketplace. The links found will serve as your gateway to understand the initial steps to getting started with federal contracting:
Register to do business with the Federal Government
The System for Award Management (SAM), is the integration of multiple Federal procurement systems that allows the vendor to enter data once, reducing the risk of duplicated or conflicting information. Registration of your company is mandatory if you wish to contract with the Federal government.
Got a business plan? Do you know how to register your business? How are you going to finance your new endeavor?
If you are thinking about starting a new business, please visit the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) website.
The Small Business Administration has offices located throughout the United States. Find an SBA office near you.
The Small Business Administration employs Procurement Center Representatives (PCRs) to assist small businesses in obtaining federal contracts through counseling and mediation.
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) provide local, in-person counseling and training services for the small business owner either free of charge, or at a nominal cost.
Connect with other Federal Agencies’ Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization http://osdbu.gov/
The GSA Schedule Contract, also referred to as the Federal Supply Schedule or GSA Contract, is a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contract administered by the General Services Administration (GSA). The GSA Schedule Contract is the most widely used government contracting vehicle in the Federal Government.
GSA Scheduled Contracting.