Florida Arms Paramedics in Dangerous Situations

2020-02-06T11:42:48-05:00

A year ago, we discovered in GovSpend’s data that many cities and counties were beginning to purchase bulletproof vests specifically for EMT/EMS responders. This was to protect them when they enter potentially dangerous situations to assist someone who needs medical [...]

Florida Arms Paramedics in Dangerous Situations2020-02-06T11:42:48-05:00

How Subcontracting Can Help You Win More Government Business

2020-02-06T11:43:39-05:00

In your efforts to win more government business, have you explored subcontracting your company to a prime government contractor? In some cases, the federal government requires that subcontracting be included on prime contracts. Large prime contracts for goods and services [...]

How Subcontracting Can Help You Win More Government Business2020-02-06T11:43:39-05:00

Routt County Wins GovSpend Procurement Award, Saves $6,500 On IT

2020-02-06T11:47:54-05:00

Routt County, CO — Each quarter, the GovSpend Procurement Award recognizes government agencies who go above and beyond to save time and money, while improving procurement as a whole, through the utilization of smart public purchasing solutions. The last award [...]

Routt County Wins GovSpend Procurement Award, Saves $6,500 On IT2020-02-06T11:47:54-05:00

Piggybacking Saves $50K, Earns Housing Authority First Ever Procurement Award

2020-02-06T11:50:10-05:00

GovSpend announced the winner of its first procurement award on February 2, 2018. This honor was awarded to Joe Ruggiero, Director of Capital Improvements at the Housing Authority of Monroe County, PA, for saving $50,000 dollars. This was fantastic and [...]

Piggybacking Saves $50K, Earns Housing Authority First Ever Procurement Award2020-02-06T11:50:10-05:00

A Spike in Bulletproof Vests… But They’re Not for Cops

2020-02-06T11:52:35-05:00

While digging through GovSpend's database, we discovered an interesting trend: More counties are purchasing bulletproof vests. What makes this so interesting? They’re not for the police force; they’re for the EMT/EMS responders. Why do EMTs need bulletproof vests? In theory, [...]

A Spike in Bulletproof Vests… But They’re Not for Cops2020-02-06T11:52:35-05:00

Trying to Win Government Business? You’re Doing It All Wrong.

2020-02-06T11:53:30-05:00

If you are trying to win a portion of the $7 trillion spent each year by U.S. governmental agencies by responding to bids or requests for proposals (RFPs), you’re missing out on an entire sector of opportunities. Agencies utilize such [...]

Trying to Win Government Business? You’re Doing It All Wrong.2020-02-06T11:53:30-05:00

GovSales Tips: Contracting with Public Schools

2020-02-06T11:54:50-05:00

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 14,000 school districts in the United States, housing a total of over 130,00 public schools. And, every day, education professionals make purchases to help those schools run like a well-oiled machine. They [...]

GovSales Tips: Contracting with Public Schools2020-02-06T11:54:50-05:00

GovSales Tip: Contracting with Local Government

2020-02-06T11:58:57-05:00

When competing for government contracts, small businesses and entrepreneurs often start with their own local government systems. Generally speaking, these smaller offices lead to more manageable contract opportunities than the federal pool. With less red-tape and simpler rules, procurement processes [...]

GovSales Tip: Contracting with Local Government2020-02-06T11:58:57-05:00

GovSales Tip: Contracting with the Department of Defense

2020-02-06T11:57:49-05:00

We've mentioned before that the federal government has special programs to ensure a percentage of their funds are spent with small, minority-owned businesses... but did you know that the Department of Defense (DoD) has its own Office of Small Business [...]

GovSales Tip: Contracting with the Department of Defense2020-02-06T11:57:49-05:00

Abbreviations in Government Purchasing: Codes to know before you sell

2020-02-06T12:02:18-05:00

If you're new to the public sector, you may run into some abbreviations that you're unfamiliar with. Don't sweat, though—we've compiled a list of the most common codes and broken down their meanings. Getting comfortable with this shorthand will add another [...]

Abbreviations in Government Purchasing: Codes to know before you sell2020-02-06T12:02:18-05:00