Confused about Set-Asides and Simplified Acquisition? We can help.

Sep 23, 2015 10:28:13 AM / by David Rockwell

Do you know what the terms “set-aside” and “simplified acquisition” means in terms of government contracting? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Many of our clients see these terms in solicitations and ask us to better explain what the terms mean and if their company even qualifies.

The more you know about the types of contracts on which you are eligible to bid, or even the types of contracts where procurement officers don’t even have to post a solicitation, the better your chances of successfully winning a contract.
In collaboration with the National Black Chamber of Commerce, we’ve put in one place everything you need to know about the breakdown of the percentages and amounts of spending for bid and simplified acquisition (no-bid) programs. I also break this information down by category: Small Business, Minority, Veteran, Service Disabled Veteran, Woman, 8(a), and HUBZone.
“When it comes to government contracting, there is no better service than US Federal Contractor Registration," says National Black Chamber of Commerce Business Development and Programs Vice President Charles DeBow, who singles out John Wayne II for his help. “He has been on a hot streak with our members and constituents for 18 months and running. We have never seen the level of results his clients are getting within weeks of enrolling in the US Federal Contractor Registration SAM Registration program.”
To read about set-asides, simplified acquisition programs, and the different categories for which businesses may qualify, click here: You also can download the document and share it.
For more information about government contracting and awards, call John Wayne II at 727-800-3012, 202-717-9062, or 877-252-2700 ext. 747. You also can email

Tags: Veteran Owned Small Business (VETBIZ), Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP), USFCR Info

David Rockwell

Written by David Rockwell

David is a writer and educational multimedia producer for government contractors around the world. Some of his favorite work, with the experts at USFCR, is telling success stories of businesses that win federal contracts.