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Know Who Buys What You Sell

Blindly submitting proposals because you think you’re a good fit will have you wasting valuable time and money. Educate yourself on where you need to be and who you need to talk to before you make the move. Just to be sure that you’re generating up-to-date information, I generally like to use the federal procurement data system which can be found at fpds.gov. FPDS is a database where all government agencies report the purchases that are made, the great thing about these reports is anyone can view them for free, you just have to know how to use it. There are several ways to use this information, such as locating agencies that buy what you sell, how often they buy, what companies they buy from, actual dollar amounts of purchases, and points of contact information. So as you see you get a lot of useful information from these reports and you can use this to your advantage when you start looking for work. Yes I said looking for work just because you filled the paperwork and you set your goals doesn’t mean that someone is going to find you out of the blue. When you go to the site look towards the middle of the page and type in what your product or service is in the EZ Search engine, and then click the search button and a page of categorized data will show up. On the left side of the page you will find the top 10 agencies that [...]

8 Tips To Get Smart With A GSA Schedule

What do you think it takes to get started in the GSA Schedule program?  Is it as simple as a one application process or will it command work?  If you want to be successful there are a few critical steps that will put you on the right path, check them out here: Have a clear understanding- Getting a GSA schedule is not mandatory for any contractor but it definitely makes your company more appealing in the federal market.  So if you're a business and you qualify a GSA schedule is a great place to start.  Understanding the federal sector or at least having someone to represent you who has a clear understanding will help you move with ease.  GSA contracts have a formal process that is structured in accordance to the rules and regulations of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its internal regulatory General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM).  Becoming familiar with federal language and protocol will certainly take a lot of stress out of the process. Determine if you are the right fit- Before jumping into applying you want to be sure that you are the right fit.  I have seen many customers desperately wanting to apply for the schedule to only find it would have never helped them grow in the federal market because GSA had no need for their commodity.  GSA buys all types of products and services but you want to be sure that they have a need for what you sell.  Although there are several [...]