The Small Business Set-Aside Program
The government is helping small businesses not only to survive, but also to thrive. By supporting local businesses, the government receives expedited product and service orders and lower freight charges. You can read the regulation in it’s entirety at www.acqnet.gov/FAR.
They buy everything from paper clips to space ships...
Over half the money the United States Federal Government spent last year with small businesses was spent outside each state. Why? Because the Federal purchasing agents weren’t able to find local small businesses that could provide the products and services they needed!
How Does the Government Buy Products and Services?
The government recognizes the value of small businesses to the U.S. economy, and they’ve made it easy for small business to earn Federal dollars through a variety of ways. GSA Preview puts your business in front of Federal buyers so you can begin earning your share!
Open Market or “Micro Purchases
Federal expenditures under $3,000 do not require any paperwork or bidding; this is called paperless procurement. Federal buyers select any qualified small business vendor to purchase from and pay for the products or services with a Visa or MasterCard, called a P-Card by the government.
GSA Schedule Contracts
GSA Schedule Contracts aren’t available for every business, but if you qualify, then GSA can become an extraordinary revenue source for your business. Click here to learn more about GSA Schedule Contracts.
There are several 3rd party GSA application solutions available to independent business owners: boutique consultants; researchers & writers; law firms with a government specialization; seminars; and countless self-help publications.
The government spends billions with small businesses. Why? Because the Federal purchasing agents weren’t able to find local small businesses that could provide the products and services they needed!
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