How Long Does CCR and ORCA Registration Actually Take?

In order to win government contracts or receive payment for work performed on a contract, all vendors must be registered in CCR and ORCA.  However, it can be difficult to determine just how long the registration process will take.  This...

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Marketing your Business – Using the DSBS

There is a growing emphasis on awarding contracts and creating subcontracting opportunities for small businesses.  In order for your small business to take advantage of this push, you must make a concerted effort to take advantage of all the tools...

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FedBizOpps.gov Part Two – Searching for Government Contracts

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TIPS

After completing the FBO.gov registration, it's time to find contracts on which to bid. From the “My FBO” page, click on the “Search and Create Saved Searches” link to access advanced search. Some search options include: Posted date, Place of Performance State/Zip Code, and...

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Government Contracting Tips – Starting Small

When most of us hear the words “government contracts,” we likely envision huge, multi-million dollar contracts being awarded to large corporations.  While most contract awards are on a much smaller scale than this example, it can be difficult for new...

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Government Contracting Tips – Teaming Tips

For a small business new to contracting, getting your foot in the door can be the hardest task of all.  Check out this brief video from Judy Bradt which covers why teaming and subcontracting can help out new vendors who...

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WOSB – How to Self-Certify

Today, the SBA’s highly anticipated WOSB 8(m) program takes effect and many women owned small businesses are eager to find out how to get their company certified.  While the SBA will eventually have a list of approved third party certifiers,...

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Government Contracting Tips – WOSB Program’s 83 NAICS codes

In our last entry, we discussed how a small business can determine whether or not they meet the criteria for a women owned small business (WOSB). Today we’ll discuss the 83 NAICS codes identified in the ruling and how they...

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SBA WOSB 8(m) Program – Eligibility

This Friday, February 4th, the SBA’s Woman Owned Small Business final ruling is scheduled to take effect. This is shaping up to be an exciting year for woman owned small businesses, but like most government programs there will be some...

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Don’t Forget – Final Rule on WOSB on Friday!

Just a quick reminder that the SBA's final ruling on the WOSB program takes effect this Friday, February 4th.  Check out the full ruling on the Federal Register's online journal.  We'll include more information about the ruling and what it...

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