Government contracting is filled with endless competition, lengthy procurement processes and difficult networking. This is why the Government tries to aid small businesses as much as they can. Most contractors recognize that the Government helps small businesses contend against similarly sized businesses to win opportunities without having to compete against large corporations. When you know that agencies have percent based goals, you can market from the perspective that your set aside status will help them, while also providing excellent products or services!
The government-wide goals are as follows:
• Small Business – 23%
• Small Disadvantaged Business – 5%
• Women Owned – 5%
• Service Disabled Veteran Owned – 3%
• Certified HUBZone Small Business – 3%