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How to Draft a Capability Statement

After you've completed your SAM registration, it's time to start marketing your business to Federal agencies.  The best way to get your foot in the door with purchasing officers is by sending them your capabilities statement.  This is a concise,...

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SAM Registration – How to Find Answers

Chances are you’ll have questions while you try to complete your SAM Registration.  Whether you're stumped by unfamiliar terminology or question why certain information is required, it’s important that you understand what is being requested of you and how it...

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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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Use DSBS to Survey Local Competition

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The Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) is a website procurement officers use to locate qualified government contractors. Thanks to the Small Business Act of 2008, every procurement officer in the United States must spend 23% of their contracting funding on...

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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 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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CCR Registration – How to Find Answers

Chances are you’ll have questions while you try to complete your CCR Registration.  Whether you're stumped by unfamiliar terminology or question why certain information is required, it’s important that you understand what is being requested of you and how it...

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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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