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GSA Registration Overview

For many successful vendors, obtaining a GSA Schedule contract seems like the logical “next step” in their government contracting career.  A GSA Schedule contract can be very rewarding for a business but also comes with some risks as well.  Obtaining...

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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 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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How to Search for Subcontracting Opportunities

For small businesses not quite ready or capable of performing as a prime contractor, subcontracts can be an excellent way to break into the Federal contracting market.  While searching for subcontracting opportunities is in some ways similar to searching for...

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Contractors Still Needed for Hurricane Irene Disaster Response

The Eastern seaboard is still recovering from the destruction left by Hurricane Irene.  Although the storm did weaken significantly and caused far less damage than initially anticipated, 3.3 million have lost power and the storm’s destruction is estimated at nearly...

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Government Contracting Tips – Using Recovery.gov to Find Opportunities

Recovery.gov is the United States Government's official website used to track and report data related to Recovery Act spending.  However, as reported in the Recovery Blog, the site is also require to provide leads to potential job opportunities "to the...

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