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Small and medium-size businesses facing government contracting for the first time often feel puzzled: a number of complex regulatory compliances and harsh requirements to many aspects of business cooperation with the government make it seem all Greek to them. And it’s not only about understanding the terms and conditions and accepting the game rules; businesses also seek financial optimization and profit growth.

Hire a seasoned contracting consultant to help you navigate through the deep sea of compliance regulations, auditory requirements, rules and standards normally associated with the government contracting process.

Our government procurement consultants ensure minimized government contract compliance risks, the most profitable contracted prices possible in given circumstances, and effortless management of the federal schedule through its entire life cycle. And while our consultants and procurement specialists take care of every single aspect of your government contracting, you can focus on what is accustomed and vital to you: managing your products and clients.

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    Here is how Price Reporter can help

    Helping you win government contract

    Government contracting industry, while potentially profitable, requires a lot more preparations and even precautions than the commercial market. Price Reporter takes the burden of preparing your government proposal from you.

    We have been supporting government contractors for decades and know the ins and outs of federal contracting. So, we can help you bypass all the difficulties and non-evident nuances that could easily ruin your potential business with the federal government. From initial registration and filing of documents to procurement officer communication, to helping with the bidding and addressing any issues that arise, and finally to the government contract award. Yes, the process isn’t easy, but the long road starts with just one step. And with our assistance you can make this long path much more straight and easy.

    Minimizing compliance issues

    Federal contracting can turn out really rewarding for your business, but only if your government contract is strictly compliant with the rules. And there are many rules to follow.

    An expert contractor consulting service will guide you through bottle-necks of government compliance starting with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) to regulations of specific agencies (DFAR or NMCARS), and specific compliance regulations for defense contracts (DCAA, DCMA). Price Reporter helps government contracting companies to avoid possible TAA compliance issues, as well as incompliance resulting from a conflict of interests or the wrong pricing policy.

    Dealing with contract claims, litigation and disputes

    Even when you are sure your contract is 100% compliant to government regulations, you may still receive contract claims and disputes that require prompt and proper action from your side. In this case, you may need to hire a consulting agency to conduct an investigation, and possibly a forensic analysis, to quickly and reliably address these claims pre-court or else, litigate them.

    Examples of claims that were successfully resolved by government procurement consultants here, at Price Reporter, include FCA violations, FCPA violations, alleged GSA non-compliance, price disputes and negotiations, as well as claims regarding warranty, work schedule, lost profits, and many others.

    Audit support and assistance

    Many federal agencies (i.e. GSA) perform an in-depth audit of government contractors before awarding them. The purpose of such audits is either to make sure the contractor is reliable and trustworthy, or to initiate additional checks to make sure a contractor is still in compliance with certain regulations, for instance DCAA, DCMA, and so on.

    Price Reporter has been consulting contractors and managing audits for 16 years. We help you prepare your business for an upcoming audit, correctly address audit findings, if any, and also provide overall audit management. Through our experience, we can tell those contractors who hired consulting services rarely face any issues during or after an audit. Price Reporter’s guidance allows for effortless completion of GAO, GSA (OIG and CAV), HHS, DOL, IG audits.

    Guiding you through the entire life-cycle of the contract

    The default life cycle of your federal government contract is 5 years with up to three possible renewals. And this means you need assistance for the entire term of validity of your contract.
    As government proposal consultants, Price Reporter procurement specialists will guide you through the process of the initial proposal preparation, help you assign pricing rates for RFP and FRPR, and mediate your communications with the government contracting officer for maximum efficiency of price and schedule negotiations. Also, we can help small businesses effectively utilize the benefits of various SBA set-aside programs: 8a, WOSB, HUBZone, SDVOB, and others.

    Government contracts consulting

    Cooperation with a government contractor consultant is largely beneficial to you, for the following considerations:
    • You don’t need to research all the complexity of federal contracting yourself
    • You save time and money
    • And while we manage your government contract, you can be doing what you really need to: take care of your business.

    Hire government contractor consulting services now! We are ready to help.

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      Price Reporter team has been efficient at managing our GSA contract catalogs for the past 5 years. They keep our catalogs well maintained and compliant, saving our resources and letting us focusing on making sales.


      The B. David Company enlisted the services of Price Reporter, Inc. to setup our DOD EMALL account. We are a second generation family owned company and were uncertain what would be required to complete this task. I fully recommend Price Reporter, Inc. to any company that is looking for assistance with their Government business endeavors. They were and have continued to be extremely helpful. We will continue to rely on Price Reporter, Inc. for future projects.

      Steven Ribnick, Sales & Operations Analyst, B. David Company, Inc.

      Price Reporter recently helped us with our 3rd GSA contract, the 2nd they did with us. It was the fastest we’ve ever been through the process with GSA. Each step was easy because the ground work was done before we were asked to do anything. Our pricing verification phase went smooth and quickly and both our contracts were accepted without rejection, with minimal negotiations with contracting.

      George McCullough, Director of Sales and Business Development, Darley

      We first learned about the DOD EMALL a couple years ago from Price Reporter. We decided to move forward on it in 2016. I would recommend them based on the following items:

      • They split the payment. Half upfront and the other half is only charged should DOD EMALL contract be awarded to you.
      • Adding Price Reporter, specifically Andrey Karpov and Igor London, as agents on our GSA schedule streamlined the process. They were able to communicate with our GSA Contracting Officer to ensure that we received what we needed for DOD EMALL from GSA. This saved time on my end and sped up the process.
      • They provide a list of everything you need. Andrey and the rest of his team are meticulous and understand the process on how to get a DOD EMALL contract and thus we benefited from their expertise.

      These are a few of the reasons why I would recommend Price Reporter, Inc. Thank you!

      Karl Prince, Finance Director, AES Systems, Inc.

      Since 2009, Price Reporter has provided Fisher Scientific timely competitive item level GSA pricing data allowing us to identify opportunities and threats. Their customer service focus is solid.

      Tim Evans, Government Segment Marketing Manager, NA, Fisher Scientific

      Price Reporter are helping make my life much easier and helping me feel so much better about our GSA contract. Thanks!!!

      Kristen Briggs, President, General Mailing & Shipping Systems, Inc.

      For the past 10 years, Price Reporter has been providing us with exceptional service for the maintaining of our GSA office supplies contract. They have updated our files on a very timely basis. They have provided modifications when required. For a number of years, they had been giving us a price algorithm where each of our items were priced more than our cost and a penny below the next competitor. A very unique position that gave us thousands of government orders – that was prior to the GSA FSSI BPA.
      And for all the service given, their cost was far less than any other consulting firm that we had contacted or worked with over the years.
      I would highly recommend their service to any small business that is either interested in getting into the federal government arena or who wants to have their contract maintained at a most highly professional level.
      Thank you for supporting a VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS.

      Bill Finch, Northeast Office Supply

      We looked around for a reputable company to help us acquire a GSA contract for Muzeek World Intl., Inc. After looking around we were unsuccessful in finding a good company. By chance, one of our colleagues recommended Price Reporter, Inc., so we called them up. I highly recommend Price Reporter to anyone looking for help in acquiring a GSA contract or any Government business dealings. They have the expertise and the know-how to get the work completed.

      Arash Sardarizadeh, Chief Operating Officer, Muzeek World Intl., Inc.

      We have used Price Reporter for various services over the past 5 years and have been very happy with the services they have provided and continue to provide for us. They work hard to help you get the most from your GSA Schedule and are able to adapt and customize to what your particular needs are. I highly recommend their services to others with GSA Schedules as they help you maximize your sales

      Jaime Mautz, PacificInk

      We are extremely grateful for all your help in guiding us through the whole process, as this was all new to us. Without the help of you and the rest of the team at Price Reporter, it would have been impossible to achieve our approval – or at the very least – it would have taken a very long time. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Price Reporter, Inc. to anyone needing assistance in government contracts. Your knowledge and assistance was invaluable and very much appreciated, and we look forward to a continued excellent relationship.

      Lee Middleton, CEO, Point Two Air Vests USA, LLC

      Without Price Reporter contacting me at the right time, GSA would probably cancel my contract already. The CO said that she contacted us back in November of 2016, but got no response. Then Price Reporter called me and helped me with all the things needed and I followed his advise. That’s how we found out that our contract will be terminated soon, but had enough time to take the corrective action. The CO called us recently and it looks like they will extend our contract life. Thanks so much for your timely follow up – Price Reporter gave our Government sales a new hope!

      Jennifer Truong, President, SF Cable, Inc.

      My company STEC-STEADFAST TECHNICS have worked with 2 IT companies before we linked up with PRICE REPORTER ,INC over 5 years ago. Ever since our relationship with the company, there is no reason to stop working with them.
      The company is staffed with experienced and high Tech professionals who meet our needs adequately.

      Olufadeji Amele, Owner
      Frequently Asked Questions
      What is meant by the government contract?

      a. A government contract is a legally binding agreement between a government entity and a private organization, such as a company or individual. These contracts outline the terms and conditions for the procurement of goods, services, or construction work, and typically involve payment in exchange for completion of agreed-upon tasks. Government contracts are subject to various regulations and oversight to ensure transparency, fairness, and compliance with applicable laws. They are a common way for the government to acquire goods and services needed to fulfil its obligations and serve the public.
      b. A government contract refers to an agreement between a government entity and a private individual or organization to provide goods or services. These contracts are used by government agencies to purchase supplies, equipment, or services that they need to carry out their duties. They are typically awarded through a competitive bidding process, and the winning bid is chosen based on factors such as price, quality, and delivery time. Government contracts are subject to specific laws and regulations, including the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), which establish standards for procurement processes and contract administration. These contracts are an important source of revenue for many companies and can be a way to do business with the government.

      What is an example of a government contract?

      a. An example of a GSA (General Services Administration) government contract is the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program. This is a program that offers a wide range of products, services, and solutions to federal agencies and their authorized customers. MAS contracts are awarded to companies that have been vetted and approved by the GSA, and they are authorized to sell their products and services to federal customers at predetermined prices and terms. The MAS program is designed to streamline the procurement process and save the government money by offering competitive pricing and contract terms. Some of the products and services offered through the MAS program include IT solutions, office supplies, janitorial services, and professional services.
      b. An example of a GSA government contract is the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract. This contract allows GSA to offer a wide range of products and services to other federal agencies at discounted prices, saving the government time and money. The FSS contract streamlines the procurement process and simplifies the acquisition of commonly used goods and services, such as office supplies, IT equipment, and maintenance services. The FSS contract allows companies to compete for government business and provides a platform for suppliers to showcase their products and services to a large customer base. This contract is highly beneficial for both the government and the private sector as it offers cost savings, efficient procurement processes, and improved quality of services.

      Which government contracts are easiest to get?

      Not really the best person to ask re this so asked Igor for input. He said that its difficult to say as they are all difficult in some way or other, and normally it depends on the company in question.

      What kind of contracts can you get with the government?

      a. Some common types of GSA contracts include Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts for products and services, IT Schedule 70 for information technology solutions, and Transportation and Logistics Solutions Schedule for transportation and logistics services. Other GSA contract vehicles include Professional Services Schedule for various consulting services and Federal Supply Schedules for specific products and supplies. Companies can provide everything from office supplies and janitorial services to scientific research and development services through a GSA contract.
      b. Some common types of GSA contracts include Multiple Award Schedules (MAS), Supply Schedules, Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), and Federal Supply Schedules (FSS). These contracts allow federal agencies to purchase a wide range of products and services, including office supplies, IT equipment, and professional services, at pre-negotiated prices. The goal is to streamline the procurement process and ensure that the government gets the best value for its money.

      How to get help with government contracts?

      a. There are several ways to get help with government contracts:
      i. Contacting Price Reporter: Price Reporter specialize in acquiring government contracts and we can provide your company with all the guidance & complete the required processes in getting a GSA contract/schedule.
      ii. Contact the procuring agency: Reach out to the government agency that is responsible for the procurement and ask for information on the requirements and process.
      iii. Utilize government resources: The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers free counselling, training, and resources for small businesses seeking to win government contracts.
      iv. Attend government contracting events: Many government agencies host events and training sessions for businesses interested in bidding on contracts. These can be a great opportunity to meet procurement officials and learn more about the process.

      What are government contracts for bidding?

      Government contracts open to bids are contracts that are offered by government agencies to businesses or individuals who are interested in providing goods or services to the government. These contracts can range from small purchases of goods and services to large-scale construction and infrastructure projects.

      The bidding process typically involves the government agency issuing a request for proposal (RFP) or an invitation to bid (ITB) that outlines the specific requirements for a project or service. Interested parties can then submit a proposal or bid that outlines how they would fulfill the requirements, along with pricing. The government agency will review the proposals or bids and select the one that best meets their needs and budgets.

      There are a number of different types of government contracts for bidding, including fixed-price contracts, cost-reimbursement contracts, and time-and-materials contracts. The specific type of contract used will depend on the nature of the project or service being provided, as well as specific preferences of the government agency.

      In order to bid on government contracts, businesses and individuals typically need to meet certain eligibility requirements, such as being registered to do business with the government and having the necessary licenses and certifications. They may also need to undergo a vetting process to ensure that they have the necessary financial stability, technical expertise, and capacity to complete the project or service.

      The benefits of government contracts for small businesses?

      There are several benefits of government contracts for small businesses, including:

      Steady Revenue: Government contracts provide a steady stream of revenue, which can help small businesses to stabilize their cash flow and plan for the future.

      Credibility: Winning a government contract can increase the credibility of a small business, as it demonstrates the ability to meet the stringent requirements of government agencies.

      Networking: Participating in the bidding process for government contracts can provide small businesses with opportunities to network with other businesses and government agencies, which can lead to future partnerships and contracts.

      Diversification: Winning government contracts can help small businesses to diversify their client base, reducing their dependence on a single source of revenue.

      Access to Capital: Some government contracts come with financing options that can help small businesses to access the capital they need to complete a project or service.

      Growth Opportunities: Winning government contracts can create growth opportunities for small businesses, as they may need to hire additional staff, acquire new equipment or expand their facilities to meet contractual demands.

      Overall, government contracts can be an excellent opportunity for small businesses to grow and succeed, as long as they are prepared to meet the requirements of government agencies and put in the necessary effort to win contracts.

      What are open government contracts?

      Open government contracts are contracts that are publicly available for review and access by anyone who is interested. These opportunities are usually posted online and can be accessed through government procurement portals or other publicly available databases.

      The goal of open government contracts is to promote transparency and accountability in the government procurement process. By making contracts publicly available, citizens, businesses, and other stakeholders can review the terms and conditions of the contract, scope of work, and associated costs.

      Open government contracts can also provide opportunities for businesses and other organizations to participate in the bidding process. By having access to contractual requirements, they can assess whether they have the necessary skills and resources to compete for the bid and submit a proposal.

      In addition, open government contracts can help to promote competition in the procurement process. By making the contract terms and requirements public, more businesses and organizations may be encouraged to participate in the bidding process, increasing the likelihood of finding the best value for the government agency and taxpayers.

      Overall, open government contracts are an important tool for promoting transparency, competition, and accountability in the government procurement process.

      How do you conduct sales with the federal government?

      Sales to the federal government can be a complex process, but the following steps can help you get started:

      Register Your Business: Before you can do business with the federal government, you need to register your business with the System for Award Management (SAM). This is a free, online database where you can provide your business information, including your NAICS code, DUNS number, and tax identification number.

      Research Federal Contract Opportunities: The federal government posts contracting opportunities on various websites, including and FedBizOpps. You can search these sites for opportunities that match your business’s products or services.

      Identify Your Target Agencies: Once you have identified contract opportunities that match your business, research the federal agencies that are responsible for those contracts. Identify the agencies that you want to target and learn more about their procurement processes and policies.

      Understand the Contracting Process: Each federal agency has its own contracting process and requirements. It is important to understand the specific process pertinent to agencies you are targeting, including the types of contracts they use, the evaluation criteria, and the timeline for the procurement process.

      Submit a Proposal: Once you have identified a contract opportunity and understand the procurement process, you can submit a proposal that outlines how your business would fulfill the requirements of the contract. Your proposal should clearly demonstrate your capabilities, experience, and how you will meet the requirements of the contract.

      Follow Up: After you have submitted your proposal, follow up with the contracting officer to ensure that they have received it and to answer any questions they may have. Keep in mind that the federal procurement process can take time, so be patient and persistent in your follow-up.

      Overall, selling to the federal government requires careful preparation, research, and attention to detail. By understanding the federal procurement process and building relationships with federal agencies, you can increase your chances of winning federal contracts.