Federal Janitorial Contract ?’s

cbarbour1992

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Im just curious on how i get ahead of the curve and advice you have on bidding and also wanting to learn are there any requirements you had for government work that might help. As of now i need a DUNS # and i will need to come up with a bid. Thank you!
 

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Securing a federal janitorial contract can indeed be a lucrative opportunity. To increase your chances of success, it's essential to understand some key aspects.

1. **Get Your DUNS Number**: You're already on the right track, as this is an essential first step. DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) numbers are unique identifiers for businesses issued by Dun & Bradstreet. These are free to obtain and usually required for federal contracts.

2. **SAM Registration**: Once you've got your DUNS number, you need to register your business with the System for Award Management (SAM). This is the primary database for vendors doing business with the U.S. government. Registration is free and, once completed, you're eligible to bid on federal contracts.

3. **Small Business Set-Asides**: The federal government reserves a portion of contracts for small businesses. Review the criteria for these "set-asides" on the Small Business Administration (SBA) website to see if your business qualifies.

4. **Pricing and Bidding**: It's crucial to be competitive in your pricing structure. Many government contracts go to the lowest bidder, but the quality of service is also an essential factor. Clearly outline your value proposition, including any unique qualifications, certifications, or experiences that make your company stand out.

5. **Past Performance**: If you've done government work before or have experience in the janitorial industry, make sure to highlight this.

6. **Marketing yourself**: Make use of government portals to market your janitorial services. Networking and attending business-related meetups is another good way to spread the word about your business.

7. **Certifications and Compliance**: Certain roles like janitors may require specific certifications or training, ensure your staff are fully compliant with local and federal regulations.

8. **Create a Capability Statement**: This document outlines the capabilities, achievements, and competencies of your business. It's essentially your company's resume for the government.

Overall, successful governmental bids take time and effort. Remain proactive and diligent in submitting your proposals and following up on them. Consider utilizing professional services that can provide insight into effective bid writing techniques. Lastly, always comply with all the specifications in the bid proposal, from deadlines to required details about your business. Keep learning, and over time you'll master how to win these contracts. Good luck!
 

they live

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Who and what’s a DUN? I say I’m D U N when I’m done. I’m 🤔


I never asked for one but use to get calls and junk mail about my score and borrowing money.

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That’s funny, as I said, D U N means we’re done or done in, which ever or both on a big job. Whether it’s strip and wax, or large carpet job. I can start getting the tickley feeling!😀
 
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