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5 Steps to Getting Started

• Capability Statement

• GovExpert Database

• Small Business Registration

• SAM Registration

• DUNS Registration

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government contract schedulegrad9SAM registration

5 Steps to Getting Started

• Capability Statement

• GovExpert Database

• Small Business Registration

• SAM Registration

• DUNS Registration

Contact Us

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5 Steps to Getting Started with Government Contracting

Government contracting is not simple and easy to understand. It takes years of knowledge and experience to get the process started and done correctly. 

At GSE, we help businesses of all sizes looking to get into government contracting with everything from required registrations or certifications to providing information access critical to winning business from the federal, state, and local governments.

If you own a business, our on-hand specialists will walk you through the five steps needed to get started selling to the U.S Government.

Step 1 – DUNS Registration

The first step of government contracting is to obtain a DUNS Number through Dun and Bradstreet. It is simple to do and will cost you nothing. 

The Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) is a system that assigns a unique numeric identifier to a single business entity. In short, your DUNS Number represents your business in the government marketplace. It is required to submit a bid on any government contracts, so you will not be able to sell unless you register for one.

Step 2 – SAM Registration

SAM registration

The second step your business should take is to register in the Federal Government’s System for Award Management (SAM). Being registered with the SAM is how your business will be verified and identified as a Government contractor. 

Obtaining a SAM registration will put you on your way to selling your product or services to government agencies at the Federal, State, City, and Municipal marketplaces. 

Even if you are only interested in grants, the DUNS and SAM Registrations will still be your first steps.

Step 3 – Small Business Registration

The next step on your way to selling to the government is to complete your Small Business Registration with the SBA. The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides access to their Dynamic Small Business Search or “DSBS” market research database. 

Federal buyers use the DSBS database to locate small businesses in various industries throughout the U.S. for contract fulfillment. With expert guidance from a GSE Consultant, you are ensured that your company’s online profile is well-written to encourage engagement from buyers.

Step 4 – Search For Government Contracting Opportunities

The next critical step in the government contracting process will be to utilize a search engine to gather information concerning bid opportunities, identify buyers of your product or services, understand how your competition is winning government contracts, identify potential teaming partners and prime contractors. 

The federal government provides access to this information in various forms and through the various agencies’ websites. However, we have a streamlined government contracting program called GovExpert, which is a one-stop-shop for all of your contracting opportunities.

At GSE, our knowledgeable GovExpert Consultant will explain how to identify opportunities you could target and how to market to the agencies that would be buyers of your product or service.

Step 5 – Create An Engaging Capability Statement

The final step will be to design and create a high-quality Capability Statement for your company. Used as a resume, the Capability Statement is your first impression to contracting officers at the government agencies, teaming partners, and prime contractors. It is essential to deliver a well-written resume that showcases your business’s talents.

What’s Next?

Once you’ve completed these five steps, it is time to start selling. Of course, that is easier said than done. For all of our package info and how our expert consultants can help you navigate this process, contact us at any time.

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