Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
US Federal Contractor Registration is urging contractors to make an extra strong marketing push in the next couple days in order to win last minute contracts before the end of the 2012 fiscal year. September is the busiest contracting month of the year as purchasing officers are under increased pressure to use up their budgets before the fiscal year closes.
According to USASpending, the federal government has already spent over $377 billion on contract awards during the 2012 fiscal year, which comes to a close on September 30th.
“The end of the fiscal year is a great time for contractors to really push their networking skills and make connections with purchasing officers for micro-purchases and simplified acquisitions,” explained Eric Knellinger, President of US Federal Contractor Registration. “If these agencies don't use up their budget by the end of the fiscal year, they risk not receiving as much money in following years.”
The Small Business Administration recommends small businesses “aggressively market” their products and services to federal buyers in order to compete for contracting opportunities. Small businesses can best compete for opportunities through micro-purchases and simplified acquisitions which often do not need to put up for formal bidding and competition. By networking and contacting contracting officers directly, small firms can build relationships which may lead to contract awards in the future.
To help small businesses access these contracting dollars and find success in the federal market, US Federal Contractor Registration offers a comprehensive range of services and resources for both large and small companies. For information on these and other resources for federal contractors, call the Contractor Helpline at (877) 252-2700 ext 1.
US Federal Contractor Registration is strongly urging registered vendors not to neglect marketing when searching for federal contracts. It is necessary for vendors to perform market research, prepare a capabilities statement, create a focused government contracting website, register on the appropriate search engines and bid boards, and contact individual purchasing officers to find promising procurement opportunities.
With the upcoming across the board budget cuts, also known as sequestration, scheduled to take effect next year, it is even more important than ever for small businesses to put extra effort into their marketing strategies. Even small steps or a few hours of research into past contracting trends could make the difference between success and failure for a small firm.
US Federal Contractor Registration is a third party registration firm with corporate offices in Orlando, FL that has helped thousands of businesses complete their SAM 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. US Federal Contractor Registration's BBB rating is A- thanks to the quality of their service and responsiveness to customers. 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/.