Billions of dollars are spent every year by federal, state and local government entities and agencies on goods and services.
Much of this is spent through contracts won by businesses like yours! Preference is given to local, diverse and small businesses through programs, making it possible for every contractor and business to win a contract.
Nationwide M/W/DBE Program Directory
Directory of programs for minority, women and historically disadvantaged businesses with direct links to the program’s websites and registration sections. Taking advantage of these programs helps small and minority businesses beat the competition.
Glossary of common terms used in government bids, RFPs and other requests for quotes as well as helpful descriptions of public entities and other terms businesses that pursue government contracts should be familiar with before submitting their bid.
Before an supplier can submit their proposal for a RFP, often they must first be registered with the government entity or agency that advertised the bid. Registering differs depending on the government entity; the federal government has a strict registration process.
Start small – If you have never bid with the government before, consider starting small. This will give you time to get use to the process without overwhelming you. Generally speaking, the more a contract costs, the more complicated the bidding process.
Though pursuing government bid and RFP opportunities can be a very lucrative and stable move for many supplier or businesses, it can also be a complicated and difficult process to navigate. This definition outlines how government purchasing works.
A government contract entity or agency is a term used to describe a particular governmental group that is putting out the bid. These entities can be from city, county, state or federal levels of government. Contracting laws vary by level and state.
Many government contractors are finding that expanding their service area helps them when attempting to work with the government. Local government contracts are generally easier to win and are less competitive.