Joseph Feibel – August 23, 2019

“The federal government spends billions of dollars every year with small businesses. Through U.S. Small Business Administration, or SBA. federal agencies are committed to buying from small businesses. So, there is an opportunity to sell all kinds of things from office supplies to cleaning services to engineering services at Fort Polk,” said Little..

But to get in on the action, there are certain steps to take. First, register at what they call (System for Award Management) which is the bid process used. Little says it’s free to register. All that’s required to register is a DUNS number which is also free and takes a couple of days to process.

“Register and poke around. Try to find some opportunities. It’s a way to extend your sales beyond your local market,” said Little.

Signing up will get you started doing business with the US Federal Government. You can also get notifications via email for business opportunities you are interested in. The site will send you Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and requirements for contract deadlines; they also send you out all the forms and everything you need to know what the qualifications are.