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Certified and Homegrown help Minority Businesses

Recently I attended an agency’s Business Update Meeting about a local project in the greater Dallas area.  Mind you, this meeting could and in fact does happen virtually everyday in Anywhere, USA.  There was plenty of networking before and after the meeting.

The City officials talked about the project in detail, discussing contracting opportunities directly and indirectly impacting the project.  Two points stood out more than anything else.  First, there were an unusually high percentage of contracting opportunities available to minority firms.  Second, there was an absolute requirement to use local contractors on the project.

No, there are no preferences for Veterans in the State of Texas.  That’s a different story for another time.  There are however minority participation goals for this city and this state.  What about where you live?  Do you know?  You should, because you could be letting opportunities and money slip right through your fingers.

Find out about certification requirements and using local contractors on projects where you live.  Essentially, if you are part of the tax base, you deserve an opportunity to be part of the contractor team for area projects.


See you on the high ground!



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The Next Phase

The legendary Isley Brothers, the quintessential R&B funk group penned a tune in 1978 entitled “Take Me to the Next Phase.”  We will borrow from that title to spring into “the next phase” of our Government Contracting journey together.

We have now covered the Contracting Checklist, the Basics, the Process and many other aspects of Contracting with the Government.

Where do we go from here?  What is “The Next Phase” of Government Contracting?  Until we start winning contracts, “the next phase” for us is to start again at the beginning and repeat the process we’ve gone through during the past year plus.  When we start winning and then understand why we’re winning, we will start to incorporate some of “The Next Phase” vehicles and strategies into our offering.

Some of “The Next Phase” vehicles include the GSA Schedules, the SBA 8(a) program, the Mentor Protégé Program and Joint Ventures.  Some of “the next phase” strategies include, the Rule of Two, Teaming/Partnering, Sole Source awards and Accelerated Networking.  Yes, even more Networking.

See you on the high ground!                 



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