Government Architecture Bid News and Resources

Billions of dollars are spent every year on architectural services by federal, state and local government entities and agencies.

Much of this is spent through contracts won by businesses like yours! Preference is given to local, diverse and small businesses through programs, making it possible for every contractor and business to win a contract.

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Directory of programs for minority, women and historically disadvantaged businesses with direct links to the program’s websites and registration sections. Taking advantage of these programs helps small and minority businesses beat the competition.

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Architecture Vendor Tips to Government Bidding

Architecture Vendor Tips to Government Bidding

1. Start small  - If you have never bid with the government before, consider starting small. This will give you time to get use to the process without overwhelming you. Generally speaking, the more a contract costs, the more complicated the bidding p...
Government Bidding Glossary - Architecture Bids and RFPs

Government Bidding Glossary - Architecture Bids and RFPs

Architecture Bids & RFPs - Bidding Glossary Acquisition  : The act of acquiring products, supplies or services by the government with funds through purchase or lease. Agency  : Any government corporation, government controlled business, or o...
Minority and Small Business Architects

Minority and Small Business Architects

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Registering for Architecture RFP Opportinities

Registering for Architecture RFP Opportinities

Before an supplier can submit their proposal for an Architecture RFP, often they must first be registered with the government entity or agency that advertised the bid. Registering differs depending on the government entity; the federal government has...
What are Government Architecture Bid Opportunities?

What are Government Architecture Bid Opportunities?

Though pursuing government bid and RFP opportunities can be a very lucrative and stable move for many supplier or businesses, it can also be a complicated and difficult process to navigate. This definition outlines how government purchasing works, how...
What is a Government Contract Entity?

What is a Government Contract Entity?

A government contract entity / agency is a term used to describe a particular governmental groups; city, county, state or federal. For example, the government of the City of New York, NY is an entity. Within that entity there are departments, such as...
What is a Pre-Bid Meeting for Architecture Contracts?

What is a Pre-Bid Meeting for Architecture Contracts?

A Government Contractor Pre-Bid Meeting for Architecture contracts is a meeting of procurement agents/representatives and contractors who are bidding on an open opportunity, before the bid is actually due. These meetings are “a valuable opportunity f...
Working with Local Governments for Architecture Contracts

Working with Local Governments for Architecture Contracts

Many government architects are finding that expanding their service area helps them when attempting to work with the government. Expanding your service area can : - Increases the chances of finding a relevant bid - Increases your chances of winning...