Determining Suitability for Contracting

The government marketplace poses unique challenges that can overwhelm a company that does not have the maturity or resources to meet them. SoBRO’s PTAC can help you determine if your company is ready for government opportunities and how to best position yourself to succeed.

Securing Necessary Suitability for Contracting

We can help make sure you are registered with the databases necessary for you to participate in the government marketplace, including the System for Award Management Registration (SAM), the SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search, and other government databases.

SDB, 8(a), Hub Zone & Other Certification

Certain small businesses are eligible for preferred status in some government solicitations. We can help you determine eligibility and guide you through the steps necessary to secure them.

Researching Procurement Histories

“What agencies have bought products like yours in the past? Which companies have been awarded these contracts?” Answers to these questions will guide your marketing strategy and give you a competitive edge. We can help you ask the right questions and get the information you need to succeed.

Identifying Bid Opportunities

Locating government bid opportunities can be very time consuming. Electronic bid matching scans a variety of government agencies to provide a report specific to your company’s product or service. Bid Match provides a wide variety of government bid opportunities including those from the FedBizOpps database, DLA’s bulletin boards, various EDI systems, and state and local agencies. To ensure that you see only those bids you are interested in, we help you develop search profiles that contain keywords, Product Service Codes (PSC/FSCs), and North American Industry Classification Codes (NAICS).

We can make sure that you are notified – on a daily basis – of all government contract opportunities your company is eligible to bid on.

Proposal Preparation

A procurement specialist can help you navigate even the most difficult solicitation package, including securing necessary specifications and drawings and determining pricing. You will never need to pass up a great contract opportunity just because the solicitation is too complicated.

Networking

SoBRO’s PTAC sponsors regular workshops and educational events, providing critical opportunities to connect with agency buying officers, prime contractors and other businesses that offer teaming or subcontracting opportunities.

Contract Performance Issue

Even after you have been awarded a contract, SoBRO’s PTAC may be able to help with certain contract performance issues, such as negotiating and interfacing with the agency, developing a cost-accounting system, bonding and interim financing, developing environmental, and more.

Workshops

PTAC conducts a series of workshops to prepare businesses to effectively utilize its services. Topics include: Introduction to Government Contracting; Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise certification assistance (M/WBE); 8(a) Certification Assistance; HUB Zone & other SBA Initiatives; Marketing Techniques and Strategies; Introduction to E-Commerce; Business Financing; and How to Prepare a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Proposal.

Annual Bronx Business Expo

Hosted by SoBRO PTAC, this annual expo is the longest running business expo in the Bronx. The expo offers resources on how to become a better business owner, make more informed business decisions and improve productivity.

 

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