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Business Certifications for Government Contracting

 

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Once you have completed your government contracting registrations (SAM, DSBS), the next step is to evaluate whether or not your business is eligible for any small business certifications.

 

 

Federal Certifications

The Federal Government has long had a goal of getting at least 23% of its contracting dollars to small businesses. The Federal Government also has goals of awarding:

Each Federal agency negotiates their specific contracting goals with the SBA. Some agencies goals for these small business categories may be much higher. Also, some government contracting certifications are self-certifications; some involve extensive applications and a significant amount of supporting documentation. It is also important to note that having one of these certifications alone will not guarantee you a contract. What they can do is provide you a marketing advantage, and they may help to limit the competitive pool for certain opportunities. The reason for this is that under certain conditions, contracting officers may set aside contracting opportunities. If your business is not eligible for one of these certification programs, don’t worry - generally, all opportunities between $3,000 and $150,000 are set aside for small businesses.

 

State Certifications

The Wyoming Department of Transportation also administers the DBE certification for firms owned, operated, and controlled by minorities and/or women; primarily those firms engaged in road or airport construction.

The PTAC team can assist your business with evaluating eligibility for these small business certification programs. If it appears you may be eligible, we can also assist you with step-by-step through the application process.

Government Procurement Consulting:

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Rich Lyles, Program Manager                 Andi Lewis, Procurement Specialist
300 South Wolcott, Suite 300, Casper, Wyoming 82601                 1400 E. College Dr., Cheyenne, WY  82007
307.234.3203     Email Rich                 307.772.7372     Email Andi

 


 

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All PTAC services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services for clients with limited English proficiency will be provided. Contact: Greg Jordan at 307.766.3593 or wsbdc@uwyo.edu

 

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