Written by Phil Cerroni
By Sissy Courtney
Irving Chamber of Commerce has a new partnership with Dallas Small Business Development Center (DSBDC), a free resource for Chamber members. Don Williams, Director of Economic Development for the Chamber, spoke about the partnership at the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber’s Women’s Alliance luncheon Oct. 17 at La Cima Club. The Center’s Government Contracting Department can help small businesses apply for government contracts.
“The government has the ability to purchase nearly anything you can imagine,” Williams said. “‘Government’ includes city government, county government, colleges, state government, and federal government.”
Government contracts are complex, detailed and sometimes confusing, and each agency has its own requirements, according to DSBDC. They said some businesses give up before getting started.
The Government Contracting Department of DSBDC has decades of experience in the government buying process, according to their brochure.
“We’re there to help eliminate the mystery and empower our small business clients to get their fair share of government business,” the brochure says. “Our skilled professional services have helped hundred of small businesses become effective prime contractors and subcontractors to larger companies.
is the largest buyer in the U.S.
buys over $1 trillion in products and services each year
buys all types of supplies and services, including construction
is a reliable, continuous source of business.”
DSBDC’s Government Contracting Department has experienced procurement specialists who can customize services for a company’s needs. They have access to thousands of government buying opportunities, and can give extensive assistance at each stage of the contracting process. They can also train businesses to comply with government requirements. And it is free.