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Get started in government contracting with this plain-english guide to the government procurement process. The guide will familiarize you with language and processes used in government contracting as well as all the major components of winning a contract. It is a comprehensive overview of government contracting, the rules and procedures, the set-aside programs, the ethics and standard practices and more to get you started in government contracting, or as a refresher for those involved in the industry. Government contracting is a multi-billion dollar industry that can grow your business rapidly. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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Learn how to market services and products to government agencies. This publication will show you how to market your business to a government agency and how to present your products and services as a necessity for government agencies. Approaching a government agency successfully can be difficult and intimidating. This guide will show you acceptable techniques for getting your product in front of agency buyers as well as demonstrate the importance of relationship-building with government agencies in need of your product or service. The agency marketing guide is an excellent resource to keep handy for communicating with agency buyers. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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Learn how to write a winning contract bid with our newest publication from the National Association of Government Contractors. When writing a successful bid for a government contract, your main objectives are responsiveness to the bid solicitation and demonstrating that you are qualified. In doing so you are able to show a government buyer you understand their needs and are prepared to meet them. Whether your buyer is a state or federal agency or you are selling goods or services, following the outline we have created provides a checklist of considerations that are the cornerstone of effective bid writing. This guide is your reference throughout the bid writing process. Bid on contracts with confidence and get started writing winning contract bids today. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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Given the amount of money distributed by the federal government in grants, significant opportunities exist for qualified recipients who find them and successfully submit an effective grant proposal. According to USASpending.gov, the $330B+ allocated to grants in 2012, outpaces the $220B spent on government contracts. Many misconceptions exits about what a federal grant is and our newest guide will walk you through the federal grantmaking process. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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Prime contractors are required to offer subcontracts to small businesses. Learn how to access these subcontracts, compete for them, and win. Subcontracting can be an easier process than winning government subcontracts once a relationship is built with a prime contractor. Our guide will show you where the opportunities are and how to successfully access those opportunities. Entire businesses have been built on subcontracts through the government, prime contractors, universities and private corporations. Find out what business growth opportunities are available for you in subcontracting. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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Contrary to popular belief, negotiating with government entities - at the local or federal level - is not the same as negotiating with other parties. In an effort to maintain transparency and accountability with the public and protect its best interests, the government has very strict rules for announcing, evaluating and awarding contracts. You may recall that the government likes to be the "favored" client. In essence - the government wants the best products and services, at the best prices and according to its terms. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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Access capital to grow or start your small business. Funds are available for start-ups, expansion, capital purchases, and cash-flow maintenance. This guide will show you what agencies and private banks are offering funds and how to access them. Growing a small business using private loans or government-backed capital is becoming easier for small businesses eager to grow in the government contracting industry. NAGC offers this guide to a variety of funding sources as well as member benefit programs offering discounted access to loan products for members. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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As contract spending continues to increase, public scrutiny increases. Congressional committees, industry, watchdog groups and taxpayers all expect transparency and accountability for government spending. To ensure that all parties in government transactions act in good faith, the Federal government has established standards of ethics to govern procurement practice. Perhaps now, more than ever, building and maintaining an ethical corporate culture is a prerequisite to doing business with the federal government. This publication is intended to provide an overview of ethics for government contractors. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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Learn how to get your products and services in front of agency buyers through the GSA Schedule. This guide will show you how to access instant government business through listing your business in a schedule. This guide is complete with required forms to start the process of obtaining a listing. GSA assists with procurement work for other government agencies. As part of this effort, it maintains the large GSA Schedule, which other agencies can use to buy goods and services. The GSA Schedule can be thought of as a collection of pre-negotiated contracts. Procurement managers from government agencies can view these agreements and make purchases from the GSA Schedule knowing that all legal obligations have been taken care of by GSA. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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Learn how to certify your business as socially or economically disadvantaged through the 8(a) or Small Disadvantaged Business programs offered by the federal government to encourage contracts with disadvantaged small businesses. The U.S. Small Business Administration's 8(a) Business Development program is intended to help socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses be successful for the future. Start-up or growing companies can benefit from a wide range of business development services, including support for government contractors, access to capital, management and technical assistance and export assistance. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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Obtain personal and facility security clearance for you, your offices, warehouses, manufacturing plants, or other facilities using our comprehensive guide to Personal and Facility Security Clearance. Anyone with access to classified data requires a clearance at the level the data is classified. For this reason, security clearances are required for a wide range of jobs, from senior management to janitorial. Jobs that require a security clearance can be found either as positions working directly for the Federal government or as authorized Federal contractors. Over time, more clearance jobs are being outsourced to contractors Due to an overall shortage in security-cleared candidates and a long time frame to obtain the credentials for an uncleared worker, those with clearance are often paid more than their non-cleared equivalent counterparts. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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Over $2 billion in grants is available annually through the SBIR program. Learn how to win government grants to fund your technology research and development. The SBIR program agencies award monetary grants in phases. Phase I, the startup phase, makes awards of up to $100,000 for approximately 6 months support. Phase II awards grants of up to $750,000, for as many as 2 years, in order to facilitate expansion of Phase I. Research and development work is performed and the developer evaluates the potential for commercialization. Phase II grants are awarded exclusively to Phase I award winners. Phase III is intended to be the time when innovation moves from the laboratory into the marketplace. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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Learn the competitive advantage of going green. Green business practices, green manufacturing, and development of green products for sale to government agencies will expand your business opportunities with government agencies. A sustainable business is any organization that participates in environmentally friendly or green activities to ensure that all processes, products, and manufacturing activities adequately address current environmental concerns while maintaining a profit. In other words, it is a business that meets the needs of the present world without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. It is the process of assessing how to design products that will take advantage of the current environmental situation and how well a company's products perform with renewable resources. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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As our global economy becomes increasingly connected, all businesses large and small, including government contractors, are likely to engage in international trade in some way on a fairly regular basis. International trade is heavily regulated area; U.S. laws oversee importing/exporting and protect other national interests. For many contractors, international trade rules can present an area of heightened obligation to adhere to these rules set out by their business partner, the U.S. government. This guide seeks to give you the basics of U.S. international trade regulations, including importing and exporting rules. This guide will serve as a reference for classifying products, applying for required licenses and designing an import/export compliance program. In addition this guide provides you with references to resources for developing and financing your company's exporting program. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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For companies large and small, the commercial value of their innovations and creative thinking - their intellectual property - can represent their most valuable assets. Receiving research and development funding, or being awarded contracts, from government agencies may represent another important income source, however when partnering with the government firms must take the steps needed to protect their intellectual property portfolio. Intellectual property ("IP") is a term for the creative material your business generates that is protected under patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets law. These general categories of intellectual property law are extended to include "Data Rights," which protect a company's technical data or software. Get started today with the guide brought to you by NAGC Press, the publication arm of the National Association of Government Contractors. Continue to view the index of this publication. Members: Make sure you log in for the member discount on this publication.
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