If you’re interested in doing business with the federal government but don’t know where to start, you might want to consider subcontracting.
Less Red Tape: As a subcontractor, you won’t have to deal with the government directly. The Prime will communicate with the agency’s Contracting Officer. Your administrative responsibility lies between you and the Prime.
More Work: If you offer a specialized service, this could be a great way to gain experience. Many government contracts have various needs and skills, offering you more work across a range of contracts.
Boost Past Performance: Partnering with a Prime will help you build a strong past performance record, that you can use when you go after future work. You have a better chance at winning work when you have a credible record.
- SBA SubNet website: for subcontracting opportunities
- SBA Directory of Prime Contractors with a Subcontracting Plan : Federal Government Prime contractors with approved subcontracting small business plans.
- GSA Subcontracting Directory : Large business Prime contractors, who are required by law to establish plans and goals for subcontracting with small businesses.
- Department of Defense Subcontracting Directory : for small businesses looking for opportunities with DoD Prime contractors.