Government contracting: Get your business certified this summer

BY BORIS HERTSLET

Usually, the summer is a slow period for government contracting. Many contracting officials and vendors are on vacation, and as a result, opportunity postings in FedBizOpps and NECO dwindle. It takes that end-of-the-fiscal year spending in August and September to crank things back into high gear. So what should government vendors do in June and July? How about getting certified? 

The federal government has a goal of awarding 23% of all prime, government contracts to small businesses. Furthermore, the federal government breaks down this percentage into four small-business set-asides . . .

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