Government ContractingThe Small Business Association is focused on assisting with the continuity of operations for small business contracting programs and small businesses with government contracting. For more information on federal contracting, visit https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-guide

Generally a business should be formed for 2 years with an established vendor/supply chains needs to be considered. Many may subcontract from others as they get started. In the initial set-up one should get a DUNS and SAMS. Follow link for a guide for Duns #. Contact us for assistance.

Certifications and set asides for are typically of interest to entrepreneurs interested in government contracting. Find out if you are eligible https://certify.sba.gov/

SBA programs:

Cross Timbers PTAC Collaboration

The North Texas SBDC continues to collaborate with our partners, Cross Timbers Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Cross Timbers Procurement Technical Assistance Center (CTPTAC) helps companies find contracts for work with local, state and federal governments.

Cross Timbers has delivers workshops on such topics as technical proposal writing, contract negotiations, prime contractor awards, capability statements, to name a few. Please visit their website www.uta.edu/crosstimbers for additional information on how you can tilize.

Read more on SBIR/STTR and Bid Match

An additional procurement resource for small businesses with contracting needs is Russ Bernhardt with SCORE. Russ brings broad business experience with a focus on Logistics and Supply Chain functions.  Able to distill complex issues, lead innovation, set strategy, negotiate and drive measurable results. His industry experience is in Manufacturing, Business Services, Wholesale/Retail and Transportation/Warehousing.

If you are looking to compliment the SBDC’s services, utilize SCORE.org to find a mentor with expertise to assist your small business clients. This type of collaboration serves to strengthen the assistance provided to small businesses.

Contact us for more information.

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