Things to do
Getting registered is important. Getting Registered with the FPTAC is more important if you wish to talk to one of our Contract Specialist. Please go to #1 and get registered, there is no cost ever to do business with the Government.
REGISTRATION THINGS TO DO
You must be registered with the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Network to be able to become a client of the PTAC. This process is quick and easy, just go to the above site link, put in your zip code or choose Fort Walton Beach PTAC and get registered in just minutes. Remember there is no cost to ever meet with a PTAC or SBDC councelor.
Getting a DUNs number is the first step in getting registered and finding opportunities to bid on. This step will phased out in December of 2020, right now it's important to get registered with them. There is NO COST to get registered and get a DUNs number. (AFTER APRIL YOU WILL NO LONG NEED TO GET A DUNS NUMBER, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL BE USING A UNIQUE ENTITY IDENTIFER OR UEI.)
We have taken all the forms you need to be registered with the federal government, the SBA's Dynamic Business Search and our Bid Service and rolled it into one form. All the info and questions will allow you to be able to either get registered yourself and have our PTAC Counselor assist you in getting registered. Remember, getting registered with SAMs is not going to do more then get you a CAGE code and give them the information they need to pay you. SAMs: Getting registered with SAM, is important if you want the government to a. find you and b. pay you.
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This is the SBA's search database for small, minority, women, veteran and HUBZone Companies. SBA Dynamic Small Business Search
The US Small Business Administration was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Within the Small Business Administration, the Dynamic Small Business Search is an internal database of firms certified by the SBA under the 8(a) Business Development and HUBZone programs. The DSBS will populate those fields in the System for Award Management. The DSBS will automatically review the North American Industrial Classification Code System codes supplied by a firm and perform calculations against each NAICS code size standard to determine which NAICS codes the firm qualifies as a small business, based on employment and revenue information entered into SAM. Firms will update their records via the SAM web page and should follow the links and directions found there. This automated review of a firm’s size is done to determine if it is eligible to be included in the DSBS and does not affect, in any way, the self-representation requirement for federal procurement.The combined goals for the federal government are:
- 23 percent of prime contracts for small businesses
- 5 percent of prime and subcontracts for women-owned small businesses
- 5 percent of prime contracts and subcontracts for small disadvantaged businesses
- 3 percent of prime contracts and subcontracts for HUBZone small businesses
- 3 percent of prime and subcontracts for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses
- NOTE: ADDING THIS ALL UP? THAT'S 61% UNRESTRICTED ANYONE CAN BID AT ANY PRICE.
- 6. WHAT IS A 8a SET ASIDE?
- To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program. ... Compete for set-aside and sole-source contracts in the program.
- Members of Non-designated groups - Read me first!
- 7. WOMAN OWNED BUSINESS CERTIFICATION
- beta.Certify.sba.gov = FAQs to anyone wanting certification with the SBA Set Aside programs Please go to this link and read carefully. Thank you MORE HERE