Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Easy Business & The Federal Government

So, you have a business and you want to do business with the Federal government. But, perhaps you think it is too complicated of a process or very time consuming. Well, as a business owner who works directly with the Federal government, I am here to tell you that the Small Business Administration (SBA) is making it easier and easier to conduct business with the Federal government.

Here's why: In 2012 a special committee at the SBA was asked by the President to make it easier for small businesses to sell to the Federal government, and for the Federal government to buy technology from the private sector. Thus, the website RFP-EZ was born. Here is the link. rfpez.sba.gov

This easy to navigate website helps business owners find, read and apply for Federal government business within a matter of ten minutes. The process is streamlined and extremely easy. According to the SBA, " the system has a feature inside of it called SOWComposer, which allows government contracting officers to easily share statements of work (SOWs)—just like developers can share open source code on websites like GitHub. This allows contracting officers to collaborate on templates and share best practices, so they don’t need to reinvent the wheel along with each new procurement. And finally, with RFP-EZ, bids come in all in one place, where they are easily sortable so that contracting officers and program offices can figure out which ones are the best ones."

The program has had great success in such a short period of time. Over two hundred businesses that never competed for Federal government contracts are now in the game. So you see, there is time to apply for Federal government business. You don't need a Master degree to start the process, either!

Have detailed questions?

Leave me a message and I will be happy to respond!

Twyla

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