Contracting With the General Services Administration (GSA)

GSA's Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU) advocates for small businesses, including disadvantaged, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women business owners. Its mission is to promote increased access to GSA's nationwide procurement opportunities. (more…)

Government Resources for Contractors

Here is a list of resources for government contractors. Including: Websites for Federal Contractors, Business Journals, Electronic Newsletter, and Books (more…)

Registering as a Government Contractor

In our “Choosing your Entrepreneurial Path” series we discussed Government Contracting as one of the options. Since this is a Virginia SBDC blog and the government literally lives in our backyard, it is likely that many of the entrepreneurs who are reading this are considering or already are building a government contracting business. (more…)

Contracting – Getting Training

For first time government contractors, a lot of the information and the processes can be overwhelming. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of on-line and in-person training that the SBA offers. Here are some of the opportunities available to you. (more…)

Contracting: SAM and Other Resources

In a previous post we discussed some of the items you need to register your small business for government contracting and briefly touched on the System for Award Management (SAM). In this post we are going to provide a little more information on SAM as well as provide you a list of some support resources. (more…)

Contracting — Finding Opportunities

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) outlines the procedures that contracting officials must use to guide government purchases. It includes the methods listed below, which are used to notify contractors of the goods and services currently being solicited by government agencies. For more information about the FAR, go to (more…)

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