Today, private sector businesses can access current federal business opportunities by using the Fed Biz Ops online platform. All companies that have completed the minimum required registration necessary for selling to the government can enroll on Fed Biz Ops and examine submitted solicitations. How can a small business owner identify which tender to go on Fed Biz Ops that is suitable for their company?
Reading through this article will give you some essential tips to assist you in how to go about doing business with the government using Fedbizopps platform.
Registering Your Company on Fed Biz Ops
Fedbizopps give business owners a platform where they can strategically place themselves to do business with the government. It gives you a place where you can list what your company’s contact information, website address, and what you do. Once you provide this information on Fedbizopps, the various government agencies can filter this information when they are in need of your services or goods.
It is also a requirement to be as comprehensive as possible when enrolling your company on Fed Biz Ops. It is imperative to also make sure that you include any applicable and certified status of your firm for example if it is a small business, minority-owned or women-owned when registering your company on Fed Biz Ops.
Identifying Federal Business Opportunities
You should always be realistic when applying for these government tenders with regards to the potential of your business. Once enrolled on fedbizopps, company owners can look for opportunities using the set-aside status, date of solicitation, and much more. It is advisable to choose a government contract that is in line with the status of your business.
Go through all of the criteria set for the tender and ascertain whether your company qualifies to be awarded the contract. Documents such as solicitation guidelines, performance work statement and statement of work should be reviewed to know whether the federal business opportunity is beneficial and feasible for your company.
After reviewing the factors mentioned above, make sure that the period given for soliciting the bid is sufficient for you to prepare.
Bidding on Government Contracts Solicitations
It is crucial that you get all of your documentation in order once you have identified a business opportunity posted in the Fedbizopps website. It is advisable to do a reconnaissance of the site to get a good sense of what the job entails for it to become successful.
Many business proprietors have difficulty determining a ‘reasonable and fair’ price for services or merchandise they are going to offer after being awarded the government contract. If you are having trouble giving a quote for these goods or services you are rendering, you can view some of the awards on fedbizopps to see what various government agencies paid your opponents who were offering the same goods and services previously.
Check out the Fed Biz Ops website to learn more about how to sell to the government.