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California: State Spending Trends 2016

California: State Spending Trends 2016

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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Are You a Small Business in Need of Government Contracting Guidance? – Then You Are in Luck!

Are You a Small Business in Need of Government Contracting Guidance? – Then You Are in Luck!

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.

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Let It Snow! Why Last Year’s Winter Wonderland Will Create Extra Opportunities for Contractors this Year

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!

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Texas: State Spending Trends

Texas: State Spending Trends

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.

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What to Expect in a Bid Package

What to Expect in a Bid Package

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. 

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How Does the Bid Process Work?

How Does the Bid Process Work?

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?

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