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The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) form government solicitations and contracts. As a result, the sections are mostly written for the government officials who are building the contracts. However, businesses shouldn't dismiss the FAR either. Not only do they relate to compliance, but also they can give you a serious advantage in government contracting.
On this episode of The Government Buys a Podcast we interview Steven Lee, Founder and Director of Research and Analytics for Rotunda Solutions, a systems engineering and data analytics consulting firm. We learn about how this Service Disabled Veteran Owned small business, Rotunda Solutions, was hired by the US government to streamline processes and improve efficiency. Steven is joined by TGBAP Alumni Brett W. Josephson, Assistant Professor of Marketing at George Mason University, who also works as a consultant with Rotunda Solutions to provide valuable insight regarding the federal marketplace.
On this episode of TGBAP we interview Brett W. Josephson, Ph.D. Brett is the Director of Executive Development at George Mason University and an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Mason’s School of Business. He is also an Affiliated Faculty member for Mason’s Center for Government Contracting. His unique research into government contracting provides insights for businesses moving into the federal market. Part 2 of the conversation answers the question, "Is the government a good customer?" If so, "How do you extract value from this customer once you've made the commitment?"
On this episode of TGBAP, we interview Brett W. Josephson, Ph.D. Brett is the Director of Executive Development at George Mason University and an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Mason’s School of Business. He is also an Affiliated Faculty member for Mason’s Center for Government Contracting. His unique research into government contracting provides insights for businesses moving into the federal market. Part 1 of the conversation explores the major questions one might ask when researching the world's biggest buyer.
Do you know the best way to find your target agency? Want to know why some of your past performance is invisible to contracting officers? Learn the answers to four little known facts in this USFCR Academy Live excerpt.
You will see your business grow faster if you choose the right partners on your journey into government contracting. Partners can come in many forms. You could partner with a third-party registration firm to cut through red tape. You could team with a company to expand your capabilities. You could merge with a business to form a joint venture. Or you could form a prime-sub relationship to fulfill a specific contract requirement. This podcast episode will explore the concept of networking and partnering as well as provide an example of it in action.
Did the Department of Defense actually spend $4,000 on creative movement classes? Find out about that contract and other strange procurements of the U.S. government in the video below.
The Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) is a portal used by federal agencies to find small businesses for simplified acquisition contracts and micro-purchases. Prime contractors also use it to find subcontractors. In this episode, of "The Government Buys...a Podcast," we get insight from USFCR's experts about the system.
In the old days all government contracting was cumbersome. However, a long, complicated process is not productive when supplies are needed quickly. One instance of the government needing to buy quickly is during an emergency. In this episode of the podcast we explain how the government side-steps a lot of regulation with one simplified set of rules called Simplified Acquisition Procedures.
Contracting Officers will look at work that a business has completed in the past to verify that the business is a reliable choice for their procurement needs. Episode 4 of “The Government Buys a...Podcast”, explains what past performance the government may review when analyzing your business and also explains how you might present it to them.
Capabilities Statements are super important for government contractors. To write a good capability statement is to get your foot in the door with federal purchasing agents and prime contractors. These one page documents show what your business does and how you do it.
War Dogs is based on a true story, but is it actually how government contracting works in real life? Can a small start-up business win big with the government by just using a few tricks?
Not only did we get through the recession, but the businesses who were set-up to help as federal contractors…many came out stronger.