St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) October 17, 2011
US Federal Contractor Registration is reporting an immediate demand for registered businesses to work federal government contracts in Vermont. At this time, there are over 200 listings on the FedBizOpps website posted by contracting officers looking for vendors to bid on available work.
In the past year, over $379 million has been spent on federal contracts in the state of Vermont, according to the USASpending website. Following the devastation left by Hurricane Irene FEMA contracts are expected to drive government spending in the region even higher.
Over 59% of all contracting dollars spent in Vermont 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 4,608 contracts awarded in Vermont over the past year, over 61% 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 Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing, Electronic Computer Manufacturing, Office Administrative Services, Small Arms Manufacturing and Ordnance and Accessories Manufacturing, however contracting agencies in Vermont purchased everything from Aircraft Components to Weapons. As FEMA and other agencies continue to address the extensive flood damage left by Hurricane Irene, contractors who specialize in debris removal, construction and road repair will also be in high demand during the coming 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. 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 website at https://www.uscontractorregistration.com/.