Winning the Future: Small Business Innovation & Federal Contracting. Jerry D. Smith, Director November 8, 2012 New Bedford, MA. Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU) Mission Statement.
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Winning the Future: Small Business Innovation & Federal Contracting
Jerry D. Smith, Director
November 8, 2012
New Bedford, MA
As GSA’s small business advocate, the OSBU engages in strategies that provide opportunities for small (including small business located in HUBZones, minority, veteran, service-disabled veteran and women-owned) businesses in government procurement.
Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU)
1275 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20417 Jiyoung Park, Associate Administrator
Phone (855) 672-8472website: http://www.gsa.gov/sbu
GSA Events: http://www.gsa.gov/events
Please Note:The U.S. Small Business Act of 1953 as amended by Public Law 95-507 established the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business (OSDBU). Therefore each federal agency has an OSDBU office, here is a link to locate the federal agency OSDBU: http://www.osdbu.gov/members.html.
11 GSA Regional Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU) locationsand Small Business Technical Advisors (SBTAs) www.gsa.gov/smallbizsupport
Please Note: Procurement opportunities are posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website: http://www.fbo.gov. GSA, like all federal agencies is required to use the FBO system to post procurement opportunities inexcess of $25,000. For possible GSA opportunities in the New England Region that are less than $25,000; you will have to contact the GSA New England Region Property Managers.
Federal Business Opportunities - FBO
The Doing Business with GSA Guidebook offers guidance on contracting with GSA. This Guidebook is located online at: http://www.gsa.gov/smallbizguide.
The GSAForecast of Contracting Opportunities information is located at: http://www.gsa.gov/smbusforecast. The Forecast informs businesses of anticipated contracts offered by GSA for the current fiscal year (10/01/2012 thru 9/30/2013) as well as any known opportunities for subsequent FY.
GSA has a Mentor Protégé Program which is designed to establish long-term relationships between small businesses and GSA Prime contractors. For more information about the program, please visit the website at: http://www.gsa.gov/mentorprotege.
GSA Subcontracting Directory: http://www.gsa.gov/subdirectory
How to Bid on Federal Government Contracts
Companies interested in bidding on GSA and other Federal contracts, should
ensure that they complete the following registration requirements:
Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS). To obtain a DUNS number go to
http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or call 1-866-705-5711.
System Award Management (SAM) https://www.sam. gov. Federal Service Desk 866-606-8220.
Federal Business Opportunities (FBO): Updated daily, lists notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property, and other procurement information over $25,000. Go to FBO website at: http://wwww.fbo.gov or the Federal Service Desk 866-606-8220.
Please Note:GSA does not offer grants or loans. For information about grants, go to http://www.grants.gov and for information about loans contact your local SBA Office at http://www.sba.gov.
System Award Management (SAM)
https://www.sam.govFederal Service Desk
SAM Phases Timeline
The SBA is responsible for assisting individuals interested in starting/expanding a business, for more information go to https://www.bpn.gov/ccr/smallbusinesses.aspx. They are also responsible for Small Business Certification Programs , Size Standards, and Loans, etc.
GSA is an agency that was created to meet the needs of other Federal, State and Local Government customers as they seek to accomplish their goals. However, GSA needs products and services to meet its goals as well. Our purchasing practices include using many resources that are both flexible and accommodating to saving tax dollars such as:
GSA uses a variety of contracting vehicles to effectively manage procurement for both its own operations and its government customers. Data Source: https://www.fpds.gov
GSA Agencywide Procurement Forecasts
Agency Recurring Procurement Forecasts
Federal Business Opportunities (FBO)
How to Locate Subcontracting Opportunities
Please Note: The median time to get on Schedule is between 8-9 months and the more complex your product or service, the more time it takes to get on Schedule.
GSA Schedules eLibrary: http://www. gsaelibrary.gsa.gov
Please Note: If you have MAS Schedules questions, each Schedule has a Point of Contact (POC): http://www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov/ElibMain/scheduleList.do
GSA eLibrary - http://www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov
How to Download a GSA/VA Schedule Solicitation
Point of contact for questions or assistance with solicitation
Click here to download current solicitation
The GSA MAS Schedules Program
Identifying GSA MAS Support
Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) are task order or delivery order contracts for Information Technology (IT) established by one agency for governmentwide use. GSA provides both Solutions-Based GWACs and Specialty GWACs to encompass a full range of IT solutions.
For more information about the GWAC Program, visit their website at: http://www.gsa.gov/gwacs. You can also contact the Enterprise GWAC Center or the Small Business GWAC Center.
Enterprise GWAC Center Client Support(877) 534-2208 Fax (858) 530-3182
Small Business Governmentwide Acquisition Center(877) 327-8732 Fax (816) 823-1608 [email protected]
Under Executive Order (EO) 13514 dated October 5, 2009, the federal government is committed to leading by example to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency. As part of this undertaking, GSA is leveraging its purchasing power to promote environmentally-responsible products and technologies by pursuing opportunities with its vendors and contractors to address and incorporate incentives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the entire production and shipping process.
Section 13 of EO 13514 http://www.gsa.gov/graphics/fas/EO13514.pdfspecifically directs GSA, in coordination with other agencies, to assess paths to measure and reduce supply chain greenhouse gas emissions among the federal supplier community.
Learn more about Greening the Supply Chain by down-loading EO 13514, Section 13: Recommendations for Vendor and Contractor Emission http://www.gsa.gov/graphics/admin/GSA_Section13_FinalReport_040510_v2.pdf
Resources for Information and Assistance
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) www.gsa.gov
Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU) www.gsa.gov/sbu
OSBU Mentor Protégé Program www.gsa.gov/mentorprotege
New England Regional Office – OSBU www.gsa.gov/r1sbuc
GSA Regional OSBU www.gsa.gov/smallbizsupport
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) www.sba.gov
*Please Note: SBA handles Certifications for Small Business Programs and Loans, etc
Federal Agency OSDBUs www.osdbu.gov/members.html
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) www.aptac-us.org/new
Small Business Development Centers(SBDC) www.asbdc-us.org
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) www.score.org
Federal Government www.usa.gov
Chambers of Commerce http://online-chamber.com/USA.html
Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) www.vetbiz.gov
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) www.mbda.gov
System Award Management (SAM)
Federal Business Opportunities (FBO)
Federal Service Desk 866) 606-8220
GSA Acquisition Centers (MAS Schedules) www.gsa.gov/schedulesolicitations
MAS Helpdesk (National Customer Service Center) www.gsa.gov/schedules
Phone (800) 488-3111Fax (816) 926-6952Website [email protected]
Doing Business with GSA www.gsa.gov/smallbizguide
GSA Forecast of Contracting Opportunities www.gsa.gov/smbusforecast
GSA Subcontracting Directory www.gsa.gov/subdirectory
GSA Mentor Protégé Program www.gsa.gov/mentorprotege
PTAC, SBA and GSA Monthly Workshops
The PTAC, SBA and GSA offer a free monthly workshop that explains the steps required to apply for a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract and how to locate procurement opportunities. The next workshops are scheduled for:
November 19, 2012 and December 12, 2012
Check in time: 9:30AM - 10:00 AM
Workshop: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building,
10 Causeway Street, 1st Floor
Room 177A (1st door on left, after Security Check in),
Boston, MA 02222
Register online at:http://www.msbdc.org/ptac/training.html.
** Please Note: Security Check in is required for visitors to enter the federal building. Please allow an extra ten to fifteen minutes to clear security.
Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)New England RegionOffice Small Business Utilization (OSBU) 10 Causeway StreetRoom 1085Boston, MA 02222 (617) 565-8100 (phone), Press 9 (617) 565-5748 (fax)http://www.gsa.gov/r1osbu
Jerry D. Smith Deborah R. TarletonOSBU Director Small Business Specialist [email protected]@gsa.gov