Navigating the government contracting process can be intimidating. Astra and WBENC events help members understand the complexities of building relationships and identifying opportunities for winning government contracts. Many of the events produced by Astra and WBENC offer strategies for becoming a government/agency supplier.
The United States Federal Government is the world’s largest purchaser of goods and services, spending around $500 billion each year. There are contract opportunities for women-owned businesses as the U.S. Government strives to reach its 5% Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) supplier diversity goal.
Networking, teaming up with other certified contractors, and looking for subcontracting opportunities are a few ways to be successful in the government contracting arena. Attending Astra and WBENC events where government agencies are present, and being prepared to pitch your business can be essential for success.
The resources listed below provide additional tips.
8 Tips for Finding Government Contracting Opportunities
6 Tips for Getting Government Contracts
4 Tips for Pursuing Government Contracts
Best Practices for Small Business Owners to Secure Government Contracts