Contracting With Federal Government
Locating Federal Contracts
Sign-up with BidTrakker at http://www.bidtrakker.com to obtain information about Federal contracts. BidTrakker lists information for current Federal government contracts throughout the United States. With this tool you can limit your searching for profitable jobs to just 5 to 10 minutes a day!
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Federal Business Opportunities, Click Here.
Strategies for Growth: Federal Contracting, Click Here.
How to get on the General Services Administration Schedule, Click Here.
Learn about tax topics through video, Click here.
Learn about Federal Construction Contracting (Government Construction Experts), Click here
1. D & B (Dun & Bradstreet) number, Click here. A D-U-N-S Number assignment is free for all businesses required to register with the U.S. Federal Government for contracts or grants.
2. Employer Identification Number, to obtain an EIN from the IRS, Click here.
3. System for Award Management (SAM) number, to register Click here. SAM is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government. SAM collects, validates, stores and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions.
5. National Business Center (NBC), Your source of business opportunities for the Department of the Interior. Click here .
6. A payment protection for contracts under $150,000.00, Click here to request a GC Experts Agreement.
7. If you are a veteran you could register at VetBiz, to register Click here.
8. Be aware of how the General Accounting Office (GAO) and Bid Protest Regulations can help you,Click here.
10. To understand how labor burden can affect you, Click here.
11. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, to hear and decide contract disputes between government contractors, Click here.
12. Wage determinations, Davis-Bacon Act, this website provides a single location for SCA, DBA, and WDs, Click here.
13. U.S Government Printing Office, provides publishing & dissemination services, Click here.
Helpful tips after a contract award
1. Verify your calculations and entire job cost estimate. Often, the Government will allow you withdraw your bid, if it is significantly lower than the other bidders.
2. For subcontractors utilize Subcontract Agreements tailored to Federal contracts, Click here for a Sample of one.
3. Like #2 above and for vendors utilize a Purchase Order specifically for Federal contracts, Click here for a Sample of one.
4. Be consistent with confirming in writing with the applicable government agency via e-mail or correspondence communications regarding the project.
5. Use a Request for Information (RFI) when appropriate and necessary, Click here for a Sample of one.
6. Be knowledgeable of your contract. If you detect anything that is inconsistent with the terms of your contract, ask in writing clarification from the Contracting Officer or Contract Specialist. All changes should be confirmed in writing.
10. Stay informed on past performance evaluations of previous contracts with the U.S. Government,click here to go to Past Performance Retrieval System.
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