Government Contract Consulting

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Guiding Your Government Contracting Success

The CFR & Associates services are tailored to support and empower your journey into the world of government contracting. We will provide comprehensive guidance in preparing all necessary applications and certifications required to become a government contractor. Whether it’s obtaining the System for Award Management (SAM) registration, Department of General Services (DGS) certification, or other relevant government certifications, we’ve got you covered. Our step-by-step business coaching services will ensure that your company is well-prepared to meet the requirements of government agencies.

One size does not fit all in government contracting. Our coaches will assist you in identifying the government sectors that align best with your company’s expertise and resources. By narrowing down potential sectors and contracts, we’ll help you focus your efforts on pursuits that maximize your chances of success. Additionally, our coaching doesn’t stop at identification – we’ll actively support you in pursuing and securing the contracts that best suit your business.

When you are awarded contracts, our coaching services will continue to help you manage and execute those contracts. We’ll help you maintain a good standing so that you can acquire more contracts in the future.

The Art of Winning in Government Contract Bidding

Bidding for government contracts can be overwhelming, but with our expert guidance, you can confidently navigate the process. Discover our innovative 3CP² ™© formula, where we evaluate your company’s Capability, Capacity, Credibility, and Past Performance to determine if you’re ready for government work.

CFR & Associates will do a complete analysis of your company to see if your capacity can support becoming a government contractor and if so, at what level. We use our evaluations of past contracts and future projected solicitations to accurately recommend future pursuits and strategies for those pursuits.

We can help you to understand the Request For Quotes (RFQ), Request For Proposals (RFP), develop a Line Card, Statement of Capability, and Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) (if you don’t have them) as well as anything else you need. We even have in-house or referral sources to help write or respond to the RFP’s and RFQ’s effectively. CFR & Associates works hard to position your company as the ideal candidate for each project.

Maximize your small business potential

Are you a woman, minority, or service-disabled small business owner? Is your business in a historically underutilized business zone? Or are you a disadvantaged small business owner? Then you can receive preference on government contracts by qualifying for certifications recognizing the specific category you qualify for. The government and all its agencies want to do business with small businesses, particularly if you have one of the certifications described above.

The following certifications can significantly boost your chances of securing government contracts.

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • 8(a) – Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act
  • Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
  • Woman Owned Business (WOSB)/Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE)

What happens after you get certified? Getting certified doesn’t automatically win you work. You still have to do the work to get the contracts. This is another area where our coaching services can benefit you.  CFR & Associates specialize in helping you market your company to the United States government. We help small businesses in identifying and securing state, county, and local agency contracts as well.

Exploring Collaboration Opportunities

Collaboration can be a powerful tool in government contracting, opening up new opportunities and expanding your network. Our coaches will guide you through the decision-making process, assessing whether teaming agreements, mentor/protégé relationships, or sub-contracting opportunities align with your business goals. We’ll help you identify potential partners and navigate the intricacies of forming successful partnerships that can bolster your capabilities and enhance your bidding potential.

CFR’s Business Network

We have over 1,100 contacts that we regularly talk to regarding opportunities available at the large prime contractor, state, agency, and federal government levels.

CFR’s largest customers are:

  • Veterans’ Health Administration (VHA)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • P3 Teams on LAWA LAMP Projects
  • LA Metro

We met with the utility companies for 11 years trying to bid on contracts. I knocked my head against the wall constantly looking for opportunities and openings to no avail. We signed with CFR & Associates and William Osgood and within 4 months, we were bidding a large utility contract as you have to be invited to bid and won 3 projects. None of that would have happened without CFR & Associates and William Osgood.”

– Henry Hoffman, President/CEO – Hoffman Management

At CFR & Associates, we are dedicated to empowering small businesses like yours to thrive in the world of government contracting. We strive to equip you with the tools you need to achieve your goals and make a lasting impact in your industry. The following are other ways we can support you in your government contracting pursuits.

Organizational Compliance

Navigating the labyrinth of government regulations and compliance requirements can be daunting. Our team is equipped to guide you through this complex landscape, ensuring your business adheres to all necessary legal and regulatory standards. From internal policy development to compliance with federal and state laws, our experts are here to ensure your organization operates within the required frameworks, minimizing risks and fostering a culture of compliance.

Contract Life Cycle Support

Success in government contracting extends beyond winning a bid. It encompasses effective management throughout the contract’s life cycle. Our services include support from inception to completion, covering contract administration, performance monitoring, and close-out procedures. This comprehensive approach ensures that each phase of the contract is handled with precision and expertise, leading to successful outcomes and client satisfaction.

Capture Management

Winning government contracts requires strategic planning and execution. Our capture management services help you identify and pursue the right opportunities, develop competitive strategies, and assemble winning proposals. Our team’s expertise in market analysis, competitor assessment, and customer engagement strategies ensures that you are well-positioned to capture lucrative government contracts.

GSA Schedule Contracting Consulting

 The General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule can be a gateway to extensive opportunities. CFR offers specialized GSA consulting services to help your business navigate the complexities of winning and maintaining contracts. From the application process to contract management and compliance, our team will provide the guidance you need to leverage this vital contracting tool effectively.

A Veteran-Led Team

At the heart of CFR & Associates is our team of veterans, who bring a wealth of experience and dedication to our mission. Our firsthand knowledge of government operations and contracting provides invaluable insights, enhancing our ability to serve your business effectively. Our commitment to excellence and service reflects in the quality of support we offer to our clients.

CFR & Associates team

CFR & Associates is committed to being your trusted partner in government contracting. Let us help you unlock new opportunities and grow your business in this competitive arena.


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