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The process of becoming a government contractor can be intimidating, with complex regulatory requirements and the possibility of poor communication often keeping vendors from engaging with the federal government. These intimidating factors have become especially relevant in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as government contracts adjust their financial priorities to these unprecedented circumstances.

This article by Nextgov gives tips for vendors on how to maximize their government business in the new fiscal year, what contracting and technological trends to watch out for in 2021, how to strategically approach the General Services Administration’s e-commerce platform, how to protect themselves from any financial harm related to changing needs during COVID-19, and how to factor the ongoing pandemic into federal acquisition strategies.

Public Spend Forum also has valuable resources on getting started! You can learn how to register your government contracting business or change information in the System for Award Management (SAM) by creating a registered business name, obtaining your D-U-N-S number, and establishing a business bank account here. For more detailed information on registering in the SAM, download our free information guide.

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Your business will be eligible for contracts from the federal government upon completion of the SAM.gov registration process, but procurement challenges don’t end there. Reserve your spot in our 10-week email bootcamp on overcoming these challenges with a step-by-step guide through the process of becoming a government contractor!


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