Government Contracting—Becoming a Certified 8(a) Firm
Brought to you by the ASA Central Government Contracting Network.
U.S. federal government contracts represent tremendous sales and revenue opportunity for small businesses. The government is particularly motivated to include small businesses—it buys their goods and services to ensure that large businesses don’t “muscle out” small businesses, to gain access to the new ideas small businesses are great at providing, to support small businesses as engines of economic development and job creation, and to offer opportunities to disadvantaged social and ethnic groups. Most government agencies set aside a percentage of their acquisitions budgets for small and disadvantaged businesses. In some cases, these set-asides might consist of certain types of tasks on larger contracts. In other cases, entire contracts may be designated for small businesses.
During this webinar, attendees will learn
- What government contracting is
- What the benefits of government contracts are
- How to get started as a contractor
- How to find government clients
- How to locate resources
Steve Devoe, vice president, Tiger Personnel Services Inc.
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ASA has developed model staffing contracts that spell out the staffing firm’s and the client’s responsibilities. These include a general staffing agency contract; health care, professional, and technical, IT, and scientific staffing contracts; and a direct hire contract. More ›
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Staffing companies are facing increasing client demands to be indemnified against various types of liability. Given these demands, it can be difficult for staffing executives to know how to protect their companies, especially as the scope of staffing firm services continues to expand. To give staffing companies a central resource on the topic of indemnity,… More ›
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Landon Hawthorne, owner of Hawthorne Staffing based in Camden, NJ, is pleased to offer specialized training, mentoring, and an excellent benefits package to the temporary employees he places through his firm’s information technology staffing vertical. That’s because he takes a great deal of pride in selecting and nurturing temporary candidates to make the best possible… More ›
Highlights The U.S. government is the world’s largest buyer of products and services. Are you interested in selling to the government as a small business? This webinar will give you an overview of the federal market for staffing companies and temporary help services. During this webinar, attendees will learn Practical tips and tools for securing… More ›
This document is intended for use where a written contract with the client already exists. It is designed to “correct” the existing agreement by overriding unduly broad or inappropriate indemnity language without affecting the basic provisions of the contract. More ›