Small businesses can learn about the opportunities available to win government contracts and work with large corporations in this special report, which is sponsored by the Women's Business Center of California. The WBCC is hosting an expo, Mining for Corporate and Government Gold, on June 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Spectrum Academic Center, 9388 Lightwave Ave.
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Subcontracting or teaming with a prime contractor can be a profitable experience as well as a growth opportunity for your business. If, after assessing the capabilities and capacity of your business, you conclude that you are not ready to bid competitively for prime contracts, consider the opportunities available through subcontracting.
The following are contracts recently awarded by the Department of Defense to San Diego businesses. The DOD Web site, www.defenselink.mil publishes contracts valued at $5 million or more each business day at 5 p.m.
The government buys many of the products and services it needs from suppliers who meet certain qualifications. It applies standardized procedures by which to purchase goods and services. That is, the government does not purchase items or services in the way an individual household might. Instead, government contracting officials use procedures that conform to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
You have heard the expression, "You got to play to win." Well, to succeed in government contracting, you have to register to participate.
The U.S. government is the world's largest buyer of products and services. Purchases by military and civilian installations amount to nearly $200 billion a year, and include everything from complex space vehicles to janitorial services to cancer research. In short, the government buys just about every category of commodity and service available.
Small businesses are the economic engine driving our local economy. They create approximately 70 percent of the jobs in this country and they also provide the goods and services for the public sector to meet its core business. At Metropolitan Water District that means providing supplemental water for the 18 million people living in Southern California.
The San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center (SDCOC) is the only Department of Defense (DoD) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) assisting San Diego small and emerging businesses with their basic government contracting and procurement needs.
On Thursday, June 17, the Women's Business Center of California (WBCC) is hosting its second of three expos scheduled this year.
Many of us small business owners dream of doing business "with the big guys." But what does that really mean? You can't take the field of dreams approach -- "If you build it, they will come." So how does a small business position itself to work with large corporations and government agencies?
Add part about merge with Lockheed.