What do we mean by three levels of government? Naturally, the highest level is the U.S. Federal Government, the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. Second is the state level, covering agencies of state governments and other statewide public entities. ...

You may feel that large state and federal level government entities are not the best places for your business to start competing for public contracts. Instead, you may want to begin working with smaller local government and public entities. ...

We’ve covered registration as a government contractor in a prior video. However, before preparing a bid proposal make sure you understand the pre-registration requirements of the entity requesting bids and, if necessary, ensure that you are properly registered as a contractor with that entity. ...

Start small – If you have never bid with the government before, consider starting small. This will give you time to get used to the process without overwhelming you. Generally speaking, the more a contract costs, the more complicated the bidding process can get. ...