Government contracting, federal, state, and local, is the largest market opportunity in the world for U.S. small business, to the tune of $1.5 TRILLION annually. Of this total, about $500 BILLION is spent by the federal government on products, services, and construction.
This workshop, presented jointly by the Government Contracting Small Business Development Center, Dallas, and the U.S. Small Business Administration Dallas District Office, will equip participants with the basic knowledge they need to determine if government contracting is right for them. Part one, presented by the Government Contracting SBDC, is an overview of government contracting at the federal, state, and local level.
The course will address the intimidation factor, confusion, complexity, opportunities, and show how to succeed in government contracting. As small businesses get into this and begin to develop a customer base, a variety of expert professional assistance resources are available to help at no added cost to the business owner.
Part two, taught by the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides a general understanding of the three core procurement certification programs [Federal Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Program, 8(a) Business Development, and Historically Underutilized Business Enterprise Zone Contracting (HUBZone) Program] and will help you determine which ones might be appropriate for your business.