When it comes to your success, attitude is everything. In this course we will discuss your approach to the process and help you develop the attitude that will make you successful in seeking opportunities with government contracting.
Its important that you understand the history of the process. We will discuss access shaping moments in our history including, The Freedmen Bureau of 1868, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and The Abandoned Lands Act of March 3,1865
Understanding Political Landscape
Its imperative that we understand the political landscape in your city, county, state and federal governments. They are holding the purse strings. In this course, we will discuss topics like the demographics in local municipalities, know the key players (Politicians, Positions and Politics) and citizen oversight.
Understanding Socioeconomic Programs
There are specific programs in place that are there to make the process easier. In this course we will discuss The History of the FHWA MBE/WBE programs. Small Business & Small Disadvantaged business concerns and other Socio-Economic programs.
Laws and Regulations
In this course we will focus on The Small Business Act, where to find the regulations and the definitions of key terms, phrase and words.
Introduction to Contracting
Its time to talk contracting. In this course we will help you understand the vision, goals and objectives of the Federal Acquisition Process. We'll also help you understand the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) System and we'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of the the major players in the acquisition process.
Acquisition Planning is key. We need to determine the need of your services. In this course, we will discuss competition requirements, source selection planning and knowing who The Contracting Officer is in the process.
Were now at the point of the process where were ready to implement our strategies and go after contracts. We will review the process for registering for opportunities, as well as soliciting and engaging with decision makers.