Today, the United States has entered an era of unprecedented reliance on private corporations to provide goods and services in practically every area of government. From the outsourcing of foodservice contracts to the hiring of private mercenaries to fight distant wars, there are few areas of the government’s operations that remain untouched by privatization in 2016.
Beyond the large-scale private contracting that occurs at a federal level, state and local governments also rely heavily on external contractors to provide much-needed support to the agencies tasked with delivering services to the communities they serve. Now, small businesses can benefit from the wide range of work opportunities available through local governments and special districts more than ever, thanks to the passage of state laws and regulations that ensure that qualified American businesses are first in line to benefit from contracts that match their service offer.
Nathan Munn | BidNet.com