Find the Right Partner

Partnering with another firm is a great way to grow your business and expand your capabilities. If you’re just starting out, a subcontracting partnership can help you improve your business management and other industry-specific skills.

Creating a strong capability statement ahead of time and sharing it with representatives from larger firms is a good way to start.

Find a Prime Contractor to Work With

Lack of experience and certain certifications may disqualify some smaller firms from bidding on larger government contracts. However, for certain bids, the Town requires that larger contractors partner with small firms in order to promote local and diverse businesses and ensure a more equal playing field.

Build a Mentor-Protégé Relationship

Once you have found a larger firm to work with, you can formalize your working relationship using the Small Business Administration’s All Small Mentor-Protégé program. This program helps small businesses and seasoned professionals work together to bid on government contracts.

You can learn more about the program by clicking the link below. 

SBA Mentor-Protégé Program

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