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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 on the Federal Procurement Data System

The Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) contains information that can help contractors interested in selling to the federal government. You don't have to register to use FPDS, but if you register, you can access more information. FPDS is a searchable database...

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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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Is Your Business Registered for FEMA Contracts?

Although Hurricane Irene is long gone and Hurricane Katia is fizzling out in the Atlantic, FEMA still needs experienced and registered contractors in order to conduct nationwide disaster relief efforts.  Recovery efforts along the east coast are still in full...

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What is a DUNS Number and How Do I Get One?

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TIPS

One of the first things a business needs to do in order to compete for government contracts is get a DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet.  It is possible your business already has a DUNS number.  If not, you may...

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How to Complete FEMA and Disaster Relief Vendor Profile

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To work with FEMA, contractors must have a complete and valid System for Award Management (SAM) Registration including the optional Disaster Response Registry portion. FEMA can use this information to identify contractors who can provide required services, such as debris removal, reconstruction, supplies distribution,...

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Government Contracting Tips – Government Contracting Profitability Assessment

Government contracts can be a great source of revenue - if the government buys what you're selling.  Many vendors hear about the success of other firms, recall tales about $800 hammers and $1200 toilet seats and decide they too want...

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FedBizOpps.gov Part Three – Bidding on Contracts

For newer vendors, bidding on a contract for the first time may seem rather intimidating.  Solicitations are generally crowded with unfamiliar Federal Acquisition Regulation terminology and it may not always be obvious to newcomers just how an interested vendor is...

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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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