Set Asides Help Small Business Win Contracts

Effective November 2, 2011, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) was amended to allow federal buyers - those who want to use GSA Schedule contracts to acquire goods or services - to set aside particular opportunities for small businesses.  This ruling is a boom to small businesses struggling to make inroads in the federal market. 

Set-asides serve primarily two purposes.  They allow small businesses to successfully compete within a smaller pool of vendors and allow the agency issuing the set-aside to meet their small business goals.

Becoming a GSA vendor is the best way for small businesses to participate in the federal market. Why? The cost involved with obtaining a GSA Schedule contract is less prohibitive than that of chasing one of the large, agency-specific IDIQ's.  In this economy, you need to use every advantage at your disposal. And, in the long run, the federal government may become your most reliable and consistent customer. 

Complete your GSA proposal at Fedmarket's 3-Day GSA Schedule eLab.  An affordable solution to GSA proposal preparation for small businesses.

  • November 30 - December 1, 2011 in San Diego, CA
  • December 6 - 8, 2011 in Bethesda, MD
  • January 10 - 12, 2012 in Bethesda, MD
  • January 17 - 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV

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For more information or to register by phone, call 301 652 9504 and press 2 to speak to a Fedmarket representative.

Visit www.fedmarket.com
888-661-4094, Ext 2.


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