When you think about California, do you picture sun-drenched beaches, golden deserts, and majestic mountain ranges? Many of us do. California is a state that occupies a unique place in the popular imagination, both for Americans and people around the world.
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With just a single phone call to your regional Procurement Outreach Center, you can be on the road to marketing your products or services to the government. The mission of the Procurement Outreach Center is to identify firms that are qualified to sell their goods and/or services to the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies, as well as to state government-administered programs. The ultimate goal of this government procurement resource is to stimulate the local economy, encourage growth and create new jobs in your area.
Let It Snow! Why Last Year’s Winter Wonderland Will Create Extra Opportunities for Contractors this Year
You would think that people living in the northern part of the U.S. would be used to long winters and lots of snow, but this past winter there really seemed to be more than usual: seven major cities in the U.S. experienced more than 100 inches of snow last year! Maybe it was the subzero temperatures that made us all think it was the worst winter we had ever experienced. Maybe it was because the media focused on the hardest-hit cities and states, making it seem as if the season would never end. For example, there was a lot of media coverage about Boston getting pummeled with snow; yet Boston wasn’t even among the top 3 cities that received the most snowfall. As well, the media rarely mentions cities like Syracuse, NY that get comparable levels of snow every winter. Why? Probably because the residents of Syracuse are used to a lot of snow and know how to handle it. It was just another winter for them!
It’s All about the Lingo: A Guide to the Terms and Language Government Agencies Use During the Bidding Process
Bidding on government contracts can sometimes seem overwhelming, but by taking the time to familiarize your firm with the language of the bidding process, it can become much more manageable.
Texas is a big state in more ways than one - the Lone Star State holds the title of second-most populous state in the U.S.A.! With nearly 30 million people to serve, the state government carefully administers a budget of around $100 billion (2014) annually, much of which is spent repairing and improving critical infrastructure like roads, schools, hospitals, airports and other vital structures.
Welcome to the third and final article of our series explaining how the bid process works. At this point, you should have received the bid package, asked any questions you may have and filled out all of the required documents. Congratulations! This could lead to new government contract opportunities for you and your business. You are now ready to submit your proposal.
Welcome to Part Two of our article series explaining how a bid process works. This week’s article will cover what you can expect to find in a bid package. If you’ve never received a bid package before, this article will provide you with a detailed description of each included document and how each one relates to the bid.
You finally made the decision to take your business a step further by expanding into government services. You signed up with BidNet to get daily Bid Alerts® and you received information about a bid that would be perfect for your company. You’re probably wondering: what happens next? What do I need to do in order to bid on this opportunity? How does the whole bid process work?
Every 20 seconds a purchase is made by the government. It is very likely that your product or service is one of those purchases or perhaps you have a new product or service to offer a government agency. Ask yourself the following questions before deciding whether or not to sell your product or service to the government:
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With purchases over $6 trillion a year, the U.S. government is the world's largest buyer of products and services. With the proper knowledge, your business could win government contracts to sell just about every category of commodity or service available.