So you have decided you want to “get a piece” of the $6 trillion U.S. government agencies are spending each year. Now the more challenging question is: Where should you focus your sales / business-development activities to win some of this business?
Do You Need to Have Access to a Bid/RFP System?
You are a government contractor (or an aspiring government contractor). You have done your research and you know the government agencies you want to target. Now the BIG question is: Should you sign-up for a Bid/Request-for-Proposal (RFP) system?
Becoming a Government Contractor: Where to Start?
Once you realize that your business needs the world’s largest purchaser (U.S. government municipalities) as a customer, the next step is to determine how to become a government contractor. The following is a framework for how to initiate this process.
Why “Government” Needs to be Part of Your Business
In 2012, over 85,000 local, state and federal governmental agencies combined to spend more than $6 trillion—that equates to over $30 billion each workday ($30 BILLION PER DAY). The combined annual spend of these agencies makes governmental agencies in the U.S. the “largest purchaser in the world.”