What is the best way to find federal contract for engineering product design? I’m doing FedBizOpps and MyBidmatch, but they don’t seem to key in on those contracts. Is there another avenue the military and other government agencies use for their product design procurement?
You’re right about not finding much in the way of opportunities on FedBiz or MyBidmatch for your industry group. Many Federal clients will use IDIQ contracts, Task Order contracts or other contract vehicles to acquire services in your industry. In addition, I suspect that the acquisition process is more dispersed to the local level, as opposed to a centralized acquisition process driven by the agency in DC. What you may want to do is take your search local, looking at individual Federal facilities web sites in your state/region. I would also suggest you get plugged into your nearest SBA office and PTAC to see if they can provide some additional advice on narrowing down your search. Hope this helps!