Federal Acquisition Strategies

Federal acquisition strategies will provide information regarding how to do business with the Federal Government.

This valuable section dives deep into the procurement strategies, acquisition processes, and contracting shops for almost all Federal Agencies.

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General Services Administration - GSA

GSA provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings. The GSA also leases and manages commercial real estate. GSA’s acquisition solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, and IT to government organizations and the military. GSA also promotes management best practices and efficient government operations by developing governmentwide policies.


Small Business Administration - SBA

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the Federal Government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, preserve free competitive enterprise, and maintain and strengthen our nation’s overall economy. The SBA recognizes that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, building America’s future and helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. 

Although SBA has grown and evolved since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

Federal Acquisition Jumpstation

The Federal Acquisition Jumpstation website is one of your most valuable tools in strategizing and for selling into the Federal market. 

The Federal Acquisition Jumpstation is an extensive resource for internet links that offer valuable information on Federal procurement and a centralized hub for businesses to access Federal procurement documents easily. You can access acquisition forecasts, current and upcoming acquisition announcements, solicitations, and small business assistance resources through the Federal Acquisition Jumpstation.


Acquisition.gov is the central website for the federal acquisition community, allowing users to browse the Federal Acquisition Regulation and stay current on Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) updates and acquisition news. Acquisition.gov also includes tools like the FAR Smart Matrix and the Acquisition Regulation Comparator (ARC).

Other Transaction Authority (OTA) is the term commonly used to refer to the (10 U.S.C. 2371b) authority of the Department of Defense (DoD) to carry out certain prototype, research, and production projects. Other Transaction (OT) authorities were created to give DoD the flexibility necessary to adopt and incorporate business practices that reflect commercial industry standards and best practices into its award instruments. As of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Section 845, the DoD currently has permanent authority to award OT under (10 U.S.C. 2371) for (1) Research, (2) Prototype, and (3) Production Purposes.