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. ...

In this video we cover several steps required for certification as a small business contractor. Every level of government in the United States is required to set aside a portion of their awarded bids for small businesses. ...

Any business in the United States with a majority owner who belongs to a qualifying group can become certified as a Minority Business Enterprise – an MBE - and/or as a Women Owned Business – a WBE. ...

One way your history of military service can be rewarded is through government bidding and contracting processes. Any small business based in the United States that is 51% or more owned by one or more military veterans may qualify as a Veteran-Owned Small Business ...

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. ...

In this video series I refer to government “bids”. Strictly speaking, though, a bid is only one type of commercial proposal. There are a number of proposal types, and it’s important to understand the difference between them. ...

In this video we cover preparations for a pre-bid meeting. If you’d prefer to read about this topic you can also download our eBook titled How to Prepare for a Pre-Bid Meeting at AllGovBids.com. ...

The Your Gov Bids Network is a family of over 100 websites that provide our customers access to bid invitations and RFPs from many thousands of government agencies and public entities, and access to other resources relevant to government contractors. ...