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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. First things first. Are you registered with Central Contractor Registry (CCR) – ccr.gov

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do s and don ts of working with the government

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

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