St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) October 13, 2011
There is an immediate need for qualified, registered government contractors in Virginia and US Federal Contractor Registration is urging business owners in the region to review their CCR registration and other government profiles to ensure they are eligible to work these currently available federal contracts. In order to help business owners fulfill the federal government’s procurement needs, Placement Specialists are currently reviewing vendors’ CCR and ORCA registration records free of charge to check for errors or missing information. A free evaluation can be requested through the Contractor Helpline at 877-252-2700 ext. 1 or on the Government Contracting Tips blog at http://governmentcontractingtips.com/.
US Federal Contractor Registration is reporting an immediate demand for registered businesses to work federal government contracts in Virginia. At this time, there are over 200 listings on the FedBizOpps website posted by contracting officers looking for vendors to bid on available work.
According to the USASpending website, in the past year, over $42 billion has been spent on federal contracts in the state of Virginia, more than any other state in the nation. Following the devastation left by the historic storm, Hurricane Irene FEMA contracts are expected to drive government spending in the region even higher.
Approximately 70% of all contracting dollars USASpending reported as spent in Virginia over the last year were competed and put out for open bidding by contractors. Small businesses in particular are urged to complete registration and place bids for contracts. Of the 196,552 contracts awarded in Virginia over the past year, over 43% were awarded to small businesses. Each federal agency is urged by regulations to award at least 23% of their contracting dollars to small businesses.
The highest numbers of contracts awarded to small businesses were for Computer Related Services, Engineering Services, Administrative Management, Office Furniture and Ship Building/Repairs however contracting agencies in Virginia purchased everything from Aircraft Components to Weapons. As FEMA and other agencies continue to address the damage left by Hurricane Irene and the DC Earthquake earlier this year, contractors who specialize in debris removal, construction and road repair will also be in high demand during the upcoming months.
The Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center has estimated that nearly 20% of CCR records errors or omissions. It is extremely important that contractors’ CCR and ORCA registration are complete and accurate. Failure to complete and maintain the required government registrations can result in payment delays or disqualification for contract awards. Serious errors may even result in fines or punitive action. To win their first contract, most businesses spend an average of 20 months and $100,000 marketing their business to contracting agencies. If their registration is incomplete or incorrect, all that time and money will have been wasted.
To help small businesses avoid costly errors, US Federal Contractor Registration is offering a free evaluation and review of vendors’ government registration, including their CCR registration and ORCA filing. During the evaluation, a Placement Specialist will review the company’s government contractor registration to ensure it is complete, contains the correct information and is optimized to help them win government contracts. To receive this free evaluation, interested businesses should contact the toll free Contractor Helpline at 877-252-2700 ext. 1. Placement Specialists can also prepare a free government contracting profitability assessment to help business owners review government spending trends within their industry and identify current contracting opportunities.
US Federal Contractor Registration is a third party registration firm that has helped thousands of businesses complete their CCR registration and bid on contracts. US Federal Contractor Registration pairs businesses with a dedicated case manager who helps them every step of the way from initial registration to bidding on contracts. To request a free evaluation and assessment by a Placement Specialist for your business, call the Contractor Helpline at 877-252-2700 ext. 1 or visit our blog at http://governmentcontractingtips.com.