Public procurement: Too much red tape?
Do government purchasing departments drown prospective vendors and contractors in paperwork and procedures? Here are some answers to that question from businesses that sell or have sold to governments. The article discusses how some organizations, such as the Washington-based Coalition for Government Procurement, offers training for companies new to the federal GSA Schedules program, and those with contracting experience. Another resource that can help prospective government vendors and suppliers navigate through the government contracting process are procurement technical assistance centers—there are 93 in the U.S.
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