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Do you want to bid on government contracts but don’t know where to start? Are you presently a federal contractor but have questions that no one seems to know the answer too? If so, then Federal Contracting Made Easy is for you. Listen in and learn: How to find Federal Agencies that use your products or services, or how to find opportunities before they are placed on Fed Biz Ops. Obtain Knowledge Fast, Learn at your pace. Our 20-minute podcasts are aimed to give you the information that you need and nothing more. Nancy Byerly of FederalContractingMadeEasy.com reveals all her federal contracting strategies so that you can be ahead of the curve.

Do you want to bid on government contracts but don’t know where to start? Are you presently a federal contractor but have questions that no one seems to know the answer too? If so, then Federal Contracting Made Easy is for you. Listen in and learn: How to find Federal Agencies that use your products or services, or how to find opportunities before they are placed on Fed Biz Ops. Obtain Knowledge Fast, Learn at your pace. Our 20-minute podcasts are aimed to give you the information that you need and nothing more. Nancy Byerly of FederalContractingMadeEasy.com reveals all her federal contracting strategies so that you can be ahead of the curve.
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Do you want to bid on government contracts but don’t know where to start? Are you presently a federal contractor but have questions that no one seems to know the answer too? If so, then Federal Contracting Made Easy is for you. Listen in and learn: How to find Federal Agencies that use your products or services, or how to find opportunities before they are placed on Fed Biz Ops. Obtain Knowledge Fast, Learn at your pace. Our 20-minute podcasts are aimed to give you the information that you need and nothing more. Nancy Byerly of FederalContractingMadeEasy.com reveals all her federal contracting strategies so that you can be ahead of the curve.

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Episodes

10 Common Mistakes Small Businesses Make EP-043

1/21/2019
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The 10 Most Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make The American Dream - starting and operating your own business. I don't know of anyone that has not at one time or another thought about starting their own business. Being one’s own boss, setting your own work hours and being responsible for your own destiny draws many people to start their own business. Once the business is started is when one finds out how unprepared they really are. These mistakes are not listed in any order....

Duration:00:21:45

Goal Setting EP-042

1/14/2019
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When was the last time that you looked at your business goals? Today? Last week? Last month? Last Year? If it has been awhile, maybe it’s time that you dusted off those goals and refresh your mind on why you set those goals in the first place. Goal setting can be a very powerful technique for achieving specific outcomes if used correctly. So let’s give goal setting one more try. goal settings, smart goals, goal setting for businesses, goal setting for personal development, how to set...

Duration:00:08:47

Three Steps For Writing Proposals EP041

1/7/2019
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The Three Steps to Writing a Bid Welcome to the wonderful world of government contracting. We wish you all the best in 2019 and thank you for your continued support of our blog, podcast and YouTube channels. Please remember to subscribe, click the notification bell, and hit the “Thumbs Up” button. This is episode number 40 for our podcast and episode number 6 for our YouTube channel. Today’s topic is on Three Steps to Writing a Bid. These simple steps will make the proposal process...

Duration:00:03:43

How a Government Shutdown Affects Contractors? EP-040

1/1/2019
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Here we go again. The Government has shut down again. This is at least the second time this year. How does this impact my government contracts? That all depends on what Agencies you have contracts with. The Department of Defense (DoD) is partially funded. So, depending on the whether the DoD activity is directly related to the warfighter will determine if the contract will continue or a stop order issued. Let’s see the affected agencies, shall we? Agencies Affected by the Shutdown? The...

Duration:00:07:51

Strategies- Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses-039

12/31/2018
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When working on your Business Development Strategy for Government Contracting it is vital to position yourself to win Government contracts. There are many strategic ways to do this, especially if you are a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) or Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Your status as a VOSB or SDVOSB is a great start for increasing your chances of winning contracts.

Duration:00:10:20

Debriefing - All About 038

12/24/2018
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A Debriefing is your opportunity to understand the basis for the selection decision made by the agency. During the debriefing you will have a chance to hear from the agency regarding: evaluation process; how your proposal related to the evaluation criteria; deficiencies in your proposal; successful parts of your proposal; and reasonable responses to relevant questions about whether source selection procedures. The Government offers Debriefings to businesses as a way to eliminate protests....

Duration:00:08:58

8(a) Orientation 037

12/17/2018
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Congratulations on your acceptance into the 8(a) Business Development set-aside program. That can be quite a feat but is well worth the wait. Now that you are 8(a) certified it is time to educate you on the program. Remember the more you know the better prepared you are to make the best educated decisions for your business. Think of this article as a brief overview of just one small segment of the set-aside 8(a) program, the 8(a) Orientation.

Duration:00:15:06

Setasides-8(a) Site Visits

12/10/2018
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Set-aside Site Visits Required for 8(a) Businesses Welcome to the wonderful world of government contracting. This is episode number 036 and today’s topic is “Set-aside Site Visits Required for 8(a) Businesses?” Before we get started with our topic today you need to stop, provide a review of the podcast, and don’t forget to subscribe so you are kept up to date when new episodes are released. Also, be sure to check out today’s show notes for more information on today’s topic. Do you have...

Duration:00:06:18

Government Office Came To Visit -035

12/3/2018
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It has been a couple of years since you took the first steps to adventure into government contracting. Your business is HUBZone certified and the business has won HUBZone contracts. Things are going well when suddenly a visitor walks in stating that they are from the Government and you need to answer a few questions. Before you panic, stop and take a deep breath. Let the air out slowly. Now go and talk to the Government Official. More than likely the Government Official is from the U.S....

Duration:00:05:11

Relationship Between 8(a) Firm & BOS -034

11/26/2018
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The better informed you are about their responsibilities the better decisions you can make during your tenure in the program. Regulations First let’s start with where this information is obtained from. Every Agency has regulations that tell them what their responsibilities and obligations are. The Small Business Administration is no different. Their regulations are called Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and are available to download from their website. I would suggest that you download...

Duration:00:11:53

Why Do Business With The Federal Government

11/19/2018
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Have you ever lost sight into why you are doing something? That is why today's podcast is about doing business with the federal government. For the last six months, we have been discussing topics related to government contracting and the steps you need to take to become a government contractor. We have been concentrating on developing our business strategy for competing in the federal marketplace. However, as we work on this business strategy it is easy to lose sight of the original reasons,...

Duration:00:05:56

SBA Surety Bond Program - 032

11/12/2018
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SBA guarantees the surety bonds for approved surety companies which allows these companies to offer surety bonds to small businesses that might not meet the eligibility criteria for other sureties. Many small businesses first starting government contracting utilizing the SBA Surety Bond program. Websites: SBA Surety Bond Program - https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/surety-bonds SBA www.sba.gov FAR Part 28 Bonding http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vmfara.htm Federal Contracting Made Easy -...

Duration:00:07:32

Bonds In Government Contracting -031

11/5/2018
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Businesses have to abide by the set rules and regulations especially when it comes to contract work. Bonds protect the parties if the job fails to meet the contract. That is why bonds exist. Most contractors¸ do not think about bonding until a time comes when the projects they seek require bonding. Consequently, businesses willing to enter into a contract with corporations or the government should understand the workings of bonds. Learn more about bonds by listening to this...

Duration:00:14:02

How Contracting Officers Perform Market Research?-030

10/29/2018
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Learn how market research is performed by government officials. Have a question or topic you would like discussed? Submit it to nancy@byerlyenterprises.com Federal Contracting Made Easy - www.federalcontractingmadeeasy.com Byerly Enterprises-www.byerlyenterprises.com

Duration:00:05:12

What is the Certificate of Competency Program? -029

10/22/2018
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Did you know that if you that if you are a small business and a contracting officer determines that your business is non-responsible that the contracting officer has to refer the matter to SBA? Learn more about this program and how you can ask to have a Certificate of Competency performed on your business. Websites: Federal Contracting Made Easy -www.federalcontractingmadeeasy.com Byerly Enterprises - www.byerlyenterprises.com Contact Nancy at nancy@byerlyenterprises.com

Duration:00:06:52

Are You a Responsible Contractor

10/15/2018
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Now before we get into today’s topic it is time for you to act and subscribe and rate our podcast. This is important as you will find new episodes will be automatically downloaded. You will not want to miss our newest releases. What can you expect to learn today? Which part of the FAR covers responsible contractor, factors that the contracting officer must consider besides cost, what resources they will look at in your business as well as what steps you can take if you are found to be...

Duration:00:08:15

How To Capitalize On Federal Business Opportunities -027

10/8/2018
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As you continue your business strategy to enter into the government contracting marketplace, it is essential to understand the databases where the government officials post solicitations. Today, we will be discussing the most popular database in government contracting, called FedBizOps or FBO for short. Contracting officers will post opportunities to this site valued at or above $25,000. FedBizOps does more than keep track of upcoming opportunities. It also can search for pre-solicitation or...

Duration:00:06:18

026-What is a Blanket Purchase Agreement?

10/1/2018
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When establishing your business development strategy, it is best to consider all contracting avenues. So let's discuss today's topic of Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). BPAs is for buying supplies or services on a routine basis. The contracts are short in nature and usually for one year. The contracting officer can issue another BPA after the first BPA has expired if needed. The Federal Acquisition Regulation states that best value is a need on BPAs. See FAR 13.303 for more information.

Duration:00:05:58

Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) - A Great Business Strategy

9/24/2018
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SAP procedures are also known as small purchases. These small purchases are the easiest way for a small business to get started in government contracting. Since these purchases are at the lower threshold, the government requires less paperwork making it ideal for micro or businesses. Some businesses will even specialize just in this area and never venture into contracts above this threshold. Your business strategy can be as simple as bidding on contracts within the Simplified Acquisition...

Duration:00:07:01

Types of Contracts

9/17/2018
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There are many types of government contracts. Today we will discuss the most common types of contracts that the federal government uses. Types of Contracts -Firm Fixed Price (FFP) FAR Part 16.2 -Cost-Reimbursement and Cost-Plus Contracts FAR Part 16.3 -Time and Materials Contracts Far Part 16.6 -Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IDIQ)FAR Part 16.5 -Sealed Bidding Contracts FAR Part 14 -Negotiated Contracts FAR Part 15 -Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) FAR Part...

Duration:00:08:00