Department of State Aims to Help Small Businesses Expand into International Federal Contracting

George Mason University to host event on May 17, 2018

Arlington, Virginia, April 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Small businesses are often targeted by the US Government to fulfill federal contracting needs. The Department of State is holding an event to help businesses who wish to take advantage of this opportunity to network and understand the process of doing business in the federal space. On May 17, 2018 at George Mason University the Department of the State’s Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will be holding the 3rd Annual Overseas Small Business Government Contracting Conference.

The most commonly procured goods and services by this agency are professional, scientific and technical services, waste management and remediation services, educational services, construction materials and services, information services, educational services, transportation services as well as food, health and clothing products. Topics that will help businesses in these areas will come from the perspective of successful contractors and government procurement agents.

Vendors and attendees must register prior to attending the conference at Questions can be directed to Dan Porter ( and Wayne Evans ( The fee for attendance is $80.

Knowledge like this is vital to small and disadvantaged businesses. The opportunity to work with the US Government is so lucrative that every small business should be prepared for the right government solicitation. Finding solicitations has become very easy in today’s world with platforms such as the Advanced Procurement Portal (APP) from US Federal Contractor Registration.

APP not only makes finding government opportunities easy, but also it gives businesses who may not be able to attend conferences such as this a learning center to understand the federal procurement process. APP’s learning material makes it more possible to be successful over the long-term with federal agents. This learning center when paired with APP’s networking capabilities and easy-to-use, built-in Client Relationship Manager make federal contracting more accessible than ever.

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is the world’s largest third-party government registration firm. They have helped thousands of entities translate their capabilities into the U.S. Government’s language and systems with the Simplified Acquisition Program, bid training and proposal writing services. They not only register companies on their behalf in SAM, but also have pioneered the Advanced Procurement Portal (APP). APP shows active and historical federal business opportunity information in the same place, simplifying market research. Active federal buyers and vendors are not only cataloged in APP, but also are also using the system, creating a powerful network. Businesses who partner with USFCR will be able dedicate their complete effort toward their performance on a contract, rather than the acquisition of it.


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