Do’s and Don'ts of Working with the Government Building a relationship with government contracting officers Kevin Myles GS...
First things first <ul><li>Are you registered with Central Contractor Registry (CCR) – ccr.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Are you c...
Working with the Contracting Officer <ul><li>Don’t waste your time and the government’s on solicitations that your firm is...
Do’s and Don’ts Cont- <ul><li>Do read the solicitation carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Do obtain clarification about any part ...
Do’s and Don’t – Cont- <ul><li>Don’t overextend yourself financially, or otherwise (responsibility determination). </li></...
Do’s and Don’ts  <ul><li>Do communicate with the government contracting officer and COTR on a regular and frequent basis. ...
Do’s and Don’ts <ul><li>Do offer value and quality service or goods in the line of business you are qualified in.  </li></...
Do’s and Don’ts  <ul><li>Don’t propose workers or tradesmen that cannot pass the security background checks. </li></ul><ul...
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Dos and Donts | U.S.-GSA

  1. 1. Do’s and Don'ts of Working with the Government Building a relationship with government contracting officers Kevin Myles GSA Acquisition Services- 817-978-9942 or kevin.myles@gsa.gov
  2. 2. First things first <ul><li>Are you registered with Central Contractor Registry (CCR) – ccr.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Are you certified as a small business with the U.S. Small Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Are you on one of the Federal Acquisition Services contract “schedules” </li></ul><ul><li>Do you regularly review Fed Bizz Opps (the government’s electronic portal) for business opportunity. (FBO. Gov) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Working with the Contracting Officer <ul><li>Don’t waste your time and the government’s on solicitations that your firm is not qualified to perform. </li></ul><ul><li>Do be honest with the CO about your firm’s experience and capability. </li></ul><ul><li>Do contact the CO with questions about the requirement. </li></ul><ul><li>Do communicate with the CO as to items needing clarification. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t price yourself out of the competition </li></ul>
  4. 4. Do’s and Don’ts Cont- <ul><li>Do read the solicitation carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Do obtain clarification about any part of the solicitation you do not understand. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t submit an offer that differs from what was requested. (non-responsive) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t submit incomplete documentation that lacks signatures, bonds, certifications, required information or other required material or information. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Do’s and Don’t – Cont- <ul><li>Don’t overextend yourself financially, or otherwise (responsibility determination). </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t leave problems encountered on the job unattended to-address these immediately. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t attempt to sell or transfer your government contract without agency consent and agreement (assignment of claims, novation, change of name.) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Do’s and Don’ts <ul><li>Do communicate with the government contracting officer and COTR on a regular and frequent basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Do be helpful and provide solutions to problems that come up. </li></ul><ul><li>Do become familiar with agency regulations and the FAR. </li></ul><ul><li>Do have a quality assurance or control plan and do follow it. </li></ul><ul><li>Do inspect the work you perform frequently and make sure it is compliant with the contract specifications. </li></ul><ul><li>Do discuss problems that come up on the job as work progresses with the government. (these things are not like wine or cheese they don’t get better with age.) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Do’s and Don’ts <ul><li>Do offer value and quality service or goods in the line of business you are qualified in. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t seek or propose on more work than you can manage. </li></ul><ul><li>Do visit with the SBA and qualify as a small business if you are in one of the categories that qualifies. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are a veteran owned business please let the SBA and the Government know of this. </li></ul><ul><li>Do Provide quality and timely delivered work at cost effective prices. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Do’s and Don’ts <ul><li>Don’t propose workers or tradesmen that cannot pass the security background checks. </li></ul><ul><li>Do offer sustainable or “green” products or materials. (USGBC –LEED) </li></ul><ul><li>Do offer energy efficient products and equipment. </li></ul>

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