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6 Procurement Tips All Small Business Owners Need to Know

This resource provides six actionable tips for improving the procurement process. The article helps business owners identify the changes that will have an impact on their bottom line and streamline their procurement process for greater efficiency and cost-saving. The six tips include: being strategic when choosing vendors to avoid risks, maximizing cost-saving incentives from suppliers, hiring a procurement professional, streamlining the procurement process with the right technology, switching to a centralized supplier database, and building long-term strategic relationships with vendors to maximize mutual benefit.

The 4 pillars of procurement for small businesses

This article shares four pillars of small business supply chain management including understanding your place in the market and using it to develop procurement strategies, identifying strong suppliers and nurturing those relationships, developing quantitative and qualitative metrics to manage your suppliers, and managing risk in the extended supply chain.

How to Boost Your Small Business By Becoming a Government Contractor

This article advises on pursuing and securing government contracts, focusing on determining the need for products and services, finding opportunities, looking for set-asides, preparing your bid, receiving an answer, what happens if you lose, obtaining a GSA Schedule contract, and considering subcontracting.

Find a Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Find a Procurement Technical Assistance Center from Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTACs) provides a wide range of government contracting help — most free of charge! Contact your local PTAC for government contracting help with topics such as determining suitability for contracting, securing necessary registrations, certifications, marketings, researching procurement histories, networking, identifying bid opportunities, proposal preparation, contract performance issues, and preparing for audit.

Federal Contracting

Federal Contracting from US Small Business Administration (SBA)

The US Small Business Administration’s Federal Contracting resources include a contracting guide, contracting assistance programs, and counseling and training.