Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is B2G Connect the Government?

B2G Connect is not a government entity. We are a specialized consulting firm that provides expert guidance to businesses navigating the intricacies of government contracting. Our role is to facilitate your access to government contracts by offering insights, support, and tools that streamline the path to government business.

What is the GSA Schedule?

The GSA Schedule, also known as a Federal Supply Schedule, is a long-term governmentwide contract with commercial companies that provides access to millions of commercial products and services at fair and reasonable prices to the government. Obtaining a GSA Schedule Contract can vastly tender a company’s offering across numerous federal agencies, thereby opening doors to exclusive government contracting opportunities.

What is Business to Government (B2G) Marketing?

Business to Government marketing refers to the practice of marketing goods and services to federal, state, or local government entities. It involves understanding the procurement process and the specific needs of government agencies to tailor marketing strategies that can result in successful contract awards. Our strategic approach enables businesses to effectively communicate their value proposition to the public sector.

Does any business qualify for Government Contracts?

While many types of businesses can qualify for government contracts, there are specific requirements that need to be met in areas such as financial stability, past performance, and compliance with laws and regulations. Small businesses, in particular, may benefit from set-aside contracts, and the assistance we provide helps to maximize your company’s potential to qualify for government opportunities.

What is a Minority-Owned Certification?

A Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification is a designation that affirms a business is majority-owned, operated, and controlled by one or more individuals who are part of a racial or ethnic minority group. This certification can provide access to certain government contracting opportunities specifically set aside for minority-owned businesses.

What is a Women-Owned Certification?

A Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification is given to businesses that are at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women. The government allocates specific contracts for women-owned businesses to level the playing field and allow these businesses to compete more fairly within the federal contracting marketplace.

What is a Veteran-Owned Certification?

A Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Certification is granted to firms where a military veteran or service-disabled veteran holds at least a 51% ownership. This certification can lead to special government contracting opportunities, acknowledging the service and sacrifices made by veterans.

What is a SAM Registration?

System for Award Management (SAM) registration is a mandatory process that a company must complete to do business with the federal government. It involves creating a profile that includes financial information, business activities, and other relevant data. SAM registration must be active and up to date to be eligible for federal contracts and grants.

What is a UEI Number?

A Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number is a 12-character alphanumeric identifier assigned to an entity registered in SAM. It is used by the government to uniquely identify a registered business and is required for all federal financial transactions.

What is a CAGE Code?

A Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code is a five-character ID number used extensively within the federal government, assigned to contractors to uniquely identify them on a standard basis. It is necessary for a business to have a CAGE Code to be awarded government contracts.

Does B2G Write Bid Proposals?

B2G Connect provides comprehensive support in bid proposal writing. Our expertise and precision in crafting effective proposals increase your chances of winning government contracts by ensuring that all critical criteria are addressed professionally and persuasively.

What is the GovConnect Lead Aggregator?

The GovConnect Lead Aggregator is a proprietary service offered by B2G Connect that compiles government contracting leads from various sources. It simplifies the process of identifying potential opportunities by filtering leads based on your business’s capabilities and goals, making it easier to target the most relevant and lucrative contracts.