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Qualify Today for Set-Aside Contracts

332 Days ago

US Federal Contractor Registration Can Help You Start Winning Government Contracts

ST. PETERSBURG, FL --(Marketwired - January 07, 2016) - It is strongly recommended that federal contractors, or businesses interested in contracting with the federal government, review their business certifications to make sure their company is in full compliance with federal and state regulations, set up to bid on and accept government contracts, and is qualified to receive federal set-aside contracts.

These set-aside contracts are "set aside" by federal procurement officers and agencies and made available only to businesses that meet specific requirements. For example, businesses owned and operated by women or minorities may qualify for these types of contracts, as may businesses that operate in economically disadvantaged areas.

Other types of specific certifications for which a company may qualify include:

  • 8(a) Business Development, which makes available to qualifying companies sole-source contracts of up to $5.5 million each, without the company needing to bid.
  • Women-owned small business (WOSB)
  • Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone), which makes available to qualifying companies sole-source contracts of up to $3.5 million each, without the company needing to bid.

Companies already registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) that self-certify as a particular group that may be eligible for set-aside contracts will not qualify for these types of contracts unless they receive an official award or certification.

US Federal Contractor Registration, the world's largest third-party government registration firm, works with businesses from all over the world to complete and maintain their SAM Registration as well as qualify for set-aside contracts. US Federal Contractor Registration reviews a company's prospective qualifications, recommends the types of certifications for which to apply, and also helps complete these applications.

"I work with clients all the time who think that to start winning contracts, all they need to do is register their business to receive contracts," says Marianne Swager, a lead acquisition specialist at US Federal Contractor Registration. "It doesn't work that way. A company needs to optimize its chances and position itself in such a way to clearly demonstrate its ability and what it can do and provide."

About US Federal Contractor Registration

US Federal Contractor Registration is the world's largest third-party government registration firm. It completes a company's initial System for Award Management (SAM) Registration, SAM Registration renewals, offers bid training, and completes registrations for businesses that qualify for specific set-asides, including 8(a), small business, HUBZone, veteran-owned, and women-owned.

US Federal Contractor Registration
877-252-2700 ext. 1