Government Contracting Assistance

Looking for an opportunity to grow your sales? Government contracting may be an avenue to consider, as it can provide long-term growth for a wide variety of businesses. Every level of government buys goods and services, spending billions of dollars, annually, even during times of economic uncertainty and reduced spending.

Government Contracting Services available through the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Florida PTAC) offer high-value confidential one-on-one consulting, at no cost, to help Florida businesses prepare, research, and bid on government contracts. Our Procurement Specialists are knowledgeable, experienced and eager to assist you in making selling to the government less complicated and more profitable.

Click Here to Register for Upcoming Government Contracting Workshops

Click on  any of the links below to learn more about government contracting and additional resources:

This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

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Government Contracting Oveview

An Overview of Federal Government Contracting

The federal government contracting system is a process composed of three phases. The phases are Pre-Award, Award and Post-Award. Each phase of the process requires the business to complete specific steps for a selected service, supply, construction, architect and engineering or research and development requirement being offered to the government.

AWARDS:
Target the dollar requirements in the Federal Government at the:

1) Micro Purchase Level $1- $3,500 Not Advertised
2) Simplified Acquisitions $3,500- $25,000 Not Advertised
3) Simplified Acquisitions $25,000- $ 6.5 Million Advertised
4) Contract Level $25,000- $$$,$$$,$$$,$$$ Advertised

PROCUREMENT PROCESS:

  1. The government acquires supplies and services at the micro purchase level using IMPACT credit cards, one source, large or small vendor, no competition required.
  2. The government acquires supplies and services between $3,000 and $25,000 using simplified acquisition procedures, competitive, 3 vendors solicited by phone, mail, fax or email.
  3. The government acquires supplies and services over $25,000 and up to $5.5 million using simplified acquisition procedures. The requirements must be published at www.fbo.gov
  4. The government requirements for supplies and services over $25,000 (contract level) must be published at www.fbo.gov

FREQUENTLY USED WEBSITES:

PTAC CONTACTS:
Contact your Procurement Specialist at www.fptac.org for assistance on contracting with Federal, State, and Local governments.

Contracting Offices – Federal, State, County, and City

National

Find a Procurement Technical Assistance Center Near You – National Website Link http://www.aptac-us.org/

Federal Contracting Offices in FL (PDF)

Florida State Agency Contracting Offices (PDF)

Other Local Government Contracting Offices

UPDATE: My Florida Market Place (MFMP)

The state of FL at www.myfloridamarketplace.com has updated their web site to include:

  • My Florida Market Place (MFMP) e quotes for informal state agency requirements under $35,000.00
  • MFMP Sourcing, formal state agency requirements over $35,000
  • United Nations Standard Product and Services Code (UNSPSC)

The state of FL effective July 2014 will be using UNSPSC to identify FL agency requirements for products and services.

The commodity code catalog (excel) link is identified below:

The commodity code catalog has over 20,000 codes to reflect the state of FL agency requirements for products and services.

State of FL purchase Cards, $1,000 and $5,000 ceilings for purchase of products and services.

Note: The vendor must be registered at https://vendor.myfloridamarketplace.com/ to receive electronic solicitations over $35,000 and e quotes under $35,000. View state of FL opportunities over $35,000 at www.dms.myflorida.com

 

Other Government Contracting Information

Other Information

Federal FL State, FL County, Steps to Register:

Federal contract opportunities:

Step-1 The Company has to register at www.sam.gov for federal
Step-2 View federal opportunities over $25K at www.fbo.gov
Step-3 Find an opportunity and get guidance from PTAC.

FL state contract opportunities:

Step-1 The Company has to register at www.dms.myflorida.com
Step-2 State of FL sends e quotes $1-35K and $35K and above to the designated email.
Step-3 Find an opportunity and get guidance from PTAC.

FL county and FL city government contract opportunities:

Step-1 The Company has to register at the www.fsbdcswfl.org links for the specific FL county and city government.
Step-2 View FL county and city government opportunities at the specific (FL county and city government) web site
Step-3 Find an opportunity and get guidance from PTAC.

Distribution of funds by the Federal Government

  • There are two ways the Federal Government is going to distribute the funds:1-Contract Opportunities-Go to www.fbo.gov for contract opportunities (Register at www.sam.gov )2- Federal Funds Distribution to States, Counties, Cities- The State will receive the grant funds and then contract for the required services through their agencies i.e., FL Department of Transportation, Road Construction (Register at https://vendor.myfloridamarketplace.com to do business with the state agencies of FL. Also register with each county and city in FL)

SAM Sample Entity Record

Federal Procurement Process

Steps to finding Federal Government Opportunities  

 

Business and Government Samples

FGCU-SBDC-PTAC Social Media Links

FL OSD Document Checklist

State of FL OSD Document Checklist

PTAC Case Study 2018

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