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Federal Government Contracts Now Available in Virginia

Virginia is nicknamed the "Mother of Presidents" but we think it could also be called the "Mother of Contracts" after 10.27% of all contracting dollars were spent here during the last fiscal year, more than any other state in the...

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Federal Government Contracts Now Available in Texas

Federal Government Contracts Now Available in California

California is one of the best places to live if you're a government contractor.  During fiscal year 2011, 10.22% of all federal contracting dollars were awarded to firms in the Golden State, more than any other state in the nation...

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How to Apply for the 8(a) Business Development Program

The 8(a) Business Development Program offered by the Small Business Administration can help disadvantaged small businesses learn the skills and access the tools necessary to be successful.  Although the application process is complicated and highly detailed, the assistance offered by...

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Six Government Contract Bidding Strategies for 2019

The content on this page was updated on 6/6/2019. Are you looking to get into federal contracting? Perhaps you've already gotten your feet wet and you're looking to reach the next level. Either way, it's good to get a proper...

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Defining a Target Market

In many ways, marketing your business to the Federal government is much like marketing to the private sector.  One of your first steps should be to define your target market.  It is ineffective to simply state “the Federal Government” or...

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Why Did I Lose My Bid?

There are many reasons why a vendor may lose a bid for a Federal contract.  Learning why you were not awarded the contract can help your business win future bids, but often a losing bid can be attributed to one...

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Using FPDS to Evaluate Competitors and Market Conditions

The Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) is a powerful tool vendors often overlook. As a database of all awarded contracts valued at $3,000 and higher, FPDS can help business owners scope out their competition and stay on top of market trends...

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How to Register in the Dynamic Small Business Search

The SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search is a vital component of any small business's government marketing strategy.  However many vendors either overlook this step or create an ineffective profile on the search, hurting their chances at winning government contracts. To...

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