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The following article appeared in Bloomberg Government November 4, 2022, Author Chelsea Meggitt
There’s a better way for small business to win big government contract money. Chelsea Meggitt talks about joint ventures, a trending type that small contractors are using to size up the large competition.
Who is the prime, you ask?
“We are” is an increasingly common answer. It might confuse some who are versed in other well-known types of “Contractor Teaming Agreements” (CTAs) such as the prime contractor/subcontractor structure.Read More
Government Marketing Best Practices 2.0: What You Need to Know for Accelerated Success – Kindle Edition
I am pleased to announce the release of Government Marketing Best Practices 2.0 – What You Need to Know for Accelerated Success.
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I am proud to have a chapter in this book, Creating Buzz and Building Relationships Through Events: Chelsea Meggitt
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Spilling the Tea on GovCon:
Podcast Teresa Moon – With Guest Chelsea Meggitt , CEO of Collaborative Compositions
Chelsea Meggitt Govmates member discusses how to acquire government contracts in this podcast.
Govmates, a technology scouting platform, provides amazing new resources and relationship development opportunities. They merge the best practices of technology as well as the human element to promote non-traditional defense contractors within the federal community.
Govmates has assisted with more than 30,000 matches from their system of more than 4,500 government contractors. They are experts in creating valuable relationships within the federal sector.
Chelsea Meggitt Govmates Podcast:
For more information and assistance in acquiring government contract, contact Chelsea Meggitt, Collaborative CompositionsRead More
Following article appeared in Bloomberg Government September 8, 2022
Jumping the Line from Sub to Prime Contracting: Chelsea Meggitt
Working with the federal government has a pecking order. Recent changes from Congress have made it slightly easier for small businesses to move up the chain, but there are still several factors that contractors must consider before attempting to make the leap.
Prime contractors, those that work directly with the government, hold the most power. They have privity of communications with the government customer, they receive credit and past performance ratings directly from the government customer, and they hold the contract with the government.Read More
When a small business decides to participate in the SBA 8(a) program matters….. Upon entering the government contracting market, the runway for receiving the first award is in the range of 12-24 months. This is just the first award and it usually won’t be a prime contracting opportunity, meaning you don’t have direct access to…Read More
#sofic2022 saw the largest in-person attendance ever at approximately 16,000 attendees in Tampa. The theme “Campaigning with partners for integrated deterrence” was very clearly demonstrated with strong representation from international allies including #australia #UKDefence #InternationalDefenseCooperationDirectorateoftheIsraelMOD #TeamNorway and a variety of individuals from #allynations. Integrated deterrence considers the #internationalpartners highlighted and the #crossdomain coordination demonstrated at…Read More
About Merit Merit is a market invention agency. More than a traditional brand development agency, Merit maintains a focus on achieving category leadership for its clients regardless of their current size. Business strategy drives everything at Merit. These are the folks who put strategic intent above all else and in doing so help shape the…Read More
Conferences, industry days, forums, and other face-to-face activities have long been corporate marketing plan staples in every industry. These events can create an environment that brings together prospects and existing customers, competitors, partners, and suppliers under one roof to network and make lasting impressions. When the number of in-person events dropped during the pandemic many…Read More
Govmates has assisted with more than 30,000 matches from their system of more than 4,500 government contractors. They are experts in creating valuable relationships within the federal sector.Read More
Have you ever wondered how the defense innovation ecosystem works with venture capital and the everyday entrepreneur to drive the commercialization of defense and dual-use technologies? In this DIB Tech Talk interview, I talk with Principal of FedTech Mike Bynum about how he works with entrepreneurs, start-ups, and even established contractors to drive the democratization…Read More
On Thursday December 2, 2021, Small businesses considering entering and already in the federal market got an early Christmas present from the Biden Administration. There has arguably never been a better time to become a federal government contractor. On Thursday December 2, The Biden Administration revealed several reforms intended to increase federal spending transparency…Read More
Curiously, the Department of Defense’s contract obligations to small businesses grew from FY2011-2020 but the number of small businesses in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Shrunk by nearly half. In a recent report published by GAO it was revealed that the DIB has been rapidly shrinking in numbers since at least 2011. According to their…Read More
Government Contracts in 2021 are much more favorable to new vendors, now is the time to expand your business in this sector. The Government Spent More During the Pandemic Than it Did Pre-Pandemic: According to the data released by Bloomberg Government on October 6, 2020 civilian agencies spent a whopping 17% more in FY 2020…Read More