Services

The Government Contracting Center Small Business Development Center provides government procurement assistance to qualified established businesses. Our business advisors have extensive experience in government contracting and offer a wide range of services including one-on-one confidential counseling, workshops, training and resources related to the following topics:

  • How to register and certify your business for government contracting
  • How to market yourself to the government
  • How to identify and evaluate bidding opportunities
  • Respond effectively to a Request For Proposal (RFP) and a Request For Quotation (RFQ)
  • Tips for creating and delivering a winning presentation
  • Federal accounting and invoicing practices
  • Post-award assistance
  • Research strategies for accessing federal, state, and local government markets
  • Understanding government regulations
  • Assistance with obtaining certification as a small, minority-owned or woman-owned business
  • Networking opportunities with general contractors and trade organizations
  • Market research to locate government agencies that buy your products or services
  • Referrals to other assistance activities
  • Access to library of federal, state and local procurement resources
  • Assistance with bid package preparation
  • Pre/post-award contract assistance
  • Workshops and seminars on a variety of contracting topics
  • Help in locating subcontracting opportunities
  • Marketing to prime contractors
  • Proposal development
  • Researching the Internet/web to identify projects available for bid or proposals
  • Preparing bid and proposal documents for on-line submittal
  • Next steps after receiving a contract award
  • Identifying marketing opportunities and strategies
  • Preparing and submitting applications and certifications
  • Researching and understanding regulations
  • Help clients understand federal, state and local government contracting laws, policies and procedures.
  • Help develop company capability statement
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Registration Assistance (Duns, SAM, DSBS, FBO)
  • Bid-matching Services
  • GSA Schedules
  • Assistance with SBA Certifications
  • Training & Conferences
  • Interpreting Solicitations
  • Proposal Review
  • Product and Procurement Histories
  • Bidding Assistance
    • Prepare accurate and confidential bids
    • Understand required forms, regulations and specifications
    • Locate bidding opportunities
  • Getting Ready to Bid
    • Apply for certifications that help small businesses compete
    • Complete the registrations required for eligibility
    • Evaluate financial capabilities and accounting systems
    • Evaluate delivery capabilities, technical skills, facilities, quality standards
  • Access to Resources
    • BidMatch automated search system
    • Government forms, specifications and regulations
    • Workshops and events covering basic and advanced contracting topics are offered throughout the state.
  • Procurement Histories
    • Research agencies that have purchased your product in the past
    • Analyze volume purchased, price paid, which companies received contracts
    • Identify subcontracting and teaming opportunities