Know the Conditions Before Becoming a Government Contractor

June 1, 2017

Strategies for Success: Do your homework if you plan to sell to the government

Source: Billings Gazette, Joe Michels, May 3, 2017

Defense spending is identified as receiving a significant increase in the new Trump Administration proposed budget for 2018. Our office has received many calls in the past several weeks with business owners seeking advice on whether they should pursue government contracts. In the next two months, we’ll discuss issues that business owners who are new to government contracting need to carefully consider before becoming a government contractor.

Government contracting at the local, state or federal level can be a very profitable venture for many businesses. However, there are some big caveats that one should know about before they head down the government contracting path.

The first caveat to consider is to become registered as a government contractor. The local Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is the first place to begin. This is a Department of Defense funded activity which provides free help in working through the myriad of paperwork needed in becoming a government contractor….   READ MORE….

Contact your nearest PTAC to learn about government contracting.


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For help with Government Contracting: contact your nearest Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Funded through Cooperative Agreements between the U.S. Department of Defense and state and local governments/institutions, PTACs provide free and low-cost assistance in virtually all areas of government contracting.