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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A Framework For Federal Government Service Contracting Small Business Systems

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INTRODUCTION 


Waiting for a contract award to achieve a government contracting business process is not advisable. A win may not happen at all without addressing the structure and process requirements in your proposal to convince the customer you understand his business environment.

If you are not prepared in advance and you are fortunate enough to win, then in a very short time frame you will have to evolve your business system to perform on your contract and submit a billing.

This article will discuss a framework for a small enterprise to develop a business system in service contracting, which is the most frequent venue utilized to enter the government market.

The above diagram depicts the major elements of a suggested integrated template.


If you are a small startup organization, your process and automation may be quite rudimentary and simple in addressing the above structure and functions. If your company is in a high growth mode with many transactions, projects and details your processes and computerization will be more complex.


The point to remember is the need to overlay the above on your existing company for the unique products and services you provide, and then address how to fit, supplement, or accommodate the necessary adjustments to support contracting to the government.


Please read the following articles on the highlighted topics for details that may assist in evolving your unique business processes to support government contracting:


Long Range Planning


Should You Consider Small Business Federal :Government Contracting?


Provisional Indirect Rates


Teaming in Government Contracting


Protecting Intellectual Property and Proprietary Data


Human Resource Planning

Generic Contingent Hire Agreement


Contracts and Pricing


Proposal Preparation

Pricing

Project Planning

Earned Value Management Systems


Contract Baseline Management


Cost Centers, General and Administrative , Operations, Job Cost Records


The "Past Performance" Challenge


Establishing FAR and CAS Compliant Small Business Systems

DCAA Audits and Small Business Job Cost Accounting Systems


Customer Relations


Customer Relations and Government Personnel Roles


What Small Business Should Know About the FEDBIZOPPS Web Site


Multiple Front Marketing In Small Business Federal Government Contracting

Small Business Set-Aside Designations

SUMMARY


You may wish to download the free book and related documents at the "Box Net" cube in the right margin of this site for further information and live examples.

Remember, small business federal government contracting is not rocket science - it is taking what you do well in the commercial environment and applying it in a slightly different manner from a business perspective to accommodate the way the federal government does business.




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