Government Contracting Prompt Payment Act

The Prompt Payment Act (PPA), as enacted by Congress requires the government to pay invoices by the required due date. As a practical matter, the federal government usually pays invoices within 30 days. However, this does not always happen. As a government contractor, your ability to collect prompt payments from the federal government is essential to… Read more »

Proposal Technical Writing for Government Contracts

Technical proposal writing for government contracts is one of the most difficult tasks for government contractors to overcome when responding to an Agency’s Request for Proposal.  Although you might meet the solicitation requirements, your bid often may not reach either the competitive range or final award stage. Knowing how to write a technical… Read more »

What are Performance Based Contracts FAR Part 37?

As a government contractor, you should quickly become aware of federal performance based contracts under FAR Part 37. This is critical at the bidding stage as well as understanding your obligations at the performance stage. Responding to government bids creates much confusion for businesses that are not familiar with performance… Read more »

Government Soliciation & RFP Response Tips

The government seeks appealing competition when it rates your response to RFP’s.  Many small businesses find it difficult to keep up a competitive edge. However, this hurdle can be eliminated by doing some basic things. This article will give you some rfp response tips. Reading the Solicitation from beginning to… Read more »

Proposal Writing Strategies – Avoid Bid Protest

Proposal Writing Strategies That Also Can Withstand a Bid Protest. As a Federal Government contractor, it is important to understand how the agency evaluates your proposal. If you are fortunate to get the award, you now have to probably withstand a bid protest to GAO or some other forum. The first step… Read more »

How to Write a Government Proposal For Large Federal Contracts

Mistakes Made By Large Businesses  When deciding how to write a government proposal, large businesses are required to pass on work to smaller businesses. This need is usually set out in the solicitation by requiring a small business subcontracting plan. Typically, large businesses may simply submit a subcontracting plan that does… Read more »

Overcoming The Hurdles in Government Contracting

Overcome the Most Costly Hurdles and Mistakes Seen in Government Contracting. Government contractors are winning contracts every day from the government.  A cursory review of www.fbo.gov proves this point. Businesses find it hard to break the ceiling into government contracting and are oftentimes reluctant to put for the effort. This is… Read more »

How to Get Federal Government Contracts

Many commercial businesses are revisiting business initiatives to generate more revenues. When it comes to learning how to get Federal Government contracts, some companies have thought about doing business with the federal government but dismiss the idea simply because they have no government contract training, have heard horror stories about federal… Read more »

Marketing to the Government

Knowing how to market to the government can be a cumbersome task. Government contractors with commercial revenue lose upwards to 35% of potential income because of the wrong marketing strategy. Government contracting is by far the most lucrative source of revenue for small businesses across the United States. However, when it… Read more »