As a small business GSA contractor, it’s essential to understand which set-asides your business is classified under. Depending on your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code, you could qualify for certain small business contracting programs and set-asides, or opportunities that are only available to a certain subset of contractors. This blog takes an in-depth look at one program specifically: the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. Through the examination of the history of this program, its applicability, as well as the implications of what it can do for your business, we’ll spotlight the core of what this program is designed to do and how it can help your business.
So, you want to sell your solutions to the government—where do you start? Unfortunately, you can’t just start cold calling government agencies or launching targeted campaigns for your solutions. Government buyers have several rules and regulations they need to follow before they can purchase products and services. In most cases, if you want to sell to the government, you will need to become a government contractor.
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Since you clicked on this blog post, there is a good chance your business could qualify as a small business government contractor, or perhaps you are simply looking to learn more about the calculations that determine small business status. Regardless, it's important to determine your business size designation, because there are certain advantages associated with being a small business in the federal government. In this blog, we'll help you identify whether your business qualifies as a small business with the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Small Business Association (SBA).
Working with a colossal bureaucracy such as the federal government can be a difficult process. Unfortunately, that difficulty can extend into the General Services Administration (GSA). With an abundance of necessary paperwork and regulations associated with attaining and maintaining a GSA Schedule contract, a common practice is to hire a GSA Schedule consultant to guide your company through the process.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has several contracting assistance programs to help small businesses win a fair share of the federal government's dollars. One of these programs is the Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). The EDWOSB is a small business concern that is at least 51% owned by one or more women and is considered economically disadvantaged. If you qualify as an EDWOSB, you automatically qualify for the Women Owned Small Business Program (WOSB).
There are many different avenues a GSA contractor can take to do business with the federal government. Federal agencies are focused on procuring total solutions, so this often requires businesses to form partnerships in order to win larger opportunities. Two of the most common methods to create a successful partnership are the Contractor Teaming Arrangement (CTA) and a Prime/Subcontractor Agreement. However, both of these methods can prove to be very confusing for GSA contractors trying to differentiate between the two.