Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Federal Contracting

SMACNA's Federal Contracting page provides members with resources that will help them pursue federal contracting opportunities, particularly in relation to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

SMACNA Guide to Federal Contracting

Just published! SMACNA Guide to Federal Contracting

This guideline demystifies the federal contracting process for SMACNA members. You will learn how federal contracts are awarded, what regulations apply to them and which processes are important to successful project completion. There is no reason why your company cannot use the federal government as a vehicle for success.

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General Information and the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR)

  • Introduction to Federal Government Contracting

    The Introduction to Federal Government Contracting will help you grow your business. Learn the common Federal Contracting terms, how to become a Federal Government contractor, get help with Government contracting and find Federal Government contracting opportunities that might be right for your business.
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  • Federal Acquisition Regulations System

    The Federal Acquisition Regulations System is established for the codification and publication of uniform policies and procedures for acquisition by all executive agencies. The Federal Acquisition Regulations System consists of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which is the primary document, and agency acquisition regulations that implement or supplement the FAR.
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  • FARSite

    This website provides overall information on procurement regulations and regulation change notices. Note: this website is transitioning to acquisition.gov in 2019.
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  • FedBizOpps.Gov

    FebBizOpps, or FBO, is the Federal government website that posts all Federal Procurement opportunities with a value over $25,000.00. FedBizOpps.Gov provides you with a sophisticated search engine for finding more than 40,000 immediate RFP opportunities, archived records, lists possible future federal contract opportunities and offers training programs at the site to teach you the mechanics using the FBO system
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  • SMACNA Guide to Federal Contracting

    This white paper demistifies the federal contracting process for SMACNA members. You will learn how federal contracts are awarded, what regulations apply to them and which processes are important to successful project completion. There is no reason why your company cannot use the federal government as a vehicle for success.
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  • USAspending.gov

    USA Spending tracks federal spending to ensure taxpayers see how their money is being used in communities across America.
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General Services Administration (GSA)

  • General Services Administration

    This is the homepage for the General Services Administration, a government agency established in 1949. The agency has evolved over the years and today is tasked with managing government buildings and real estate, providing a product and service procurement support, and developing policies and regulations.
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  • Find and Pursue Government Contracts

    Once you have registered your small business in the System for Awards Management (SAM), you can find an open solicitation that fits what your small business offers, when your offer has been submitted successfully and you can now be awarded a contract.
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  • The Office of Small Business Utilization

    The Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU) connects small businesses with people and resources to help them grow.
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  • Federal Procurement Data System

    The federal government uses the reported data to measure and assess the impact of federal procurement on the nation’s economy, learn how awards are made to businesses in various socioeconomic categories, understand the impact of full and open competition on the acquisition process, and address changes to procurement policy.
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U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)

    A supplement to the FAR that provides DoD-specific acquisition regulations that DoD government acquisition officials – and those contractors doing business with DoD – must follow in the procurement process for goods and services.
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  • Doing Business with the Department of Defense

    DPAP wants to encourage companies to do business with DoD. To make it easier for companies to understand how to engage in the business process with DoD, DPAP is pleased to offer an introductory overview for companies based in the United States as well as a guide for foreign companies.
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  • Army Corps of Engineers

    This is the homepage for The Army Corps of Engineers which provides public engineering services in peace and war to strengthen national security, energize the economy, and reduce risks from disasters.
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  • Army Corps of Engineers Business Resources

    This webpage provides information on Army Corp of Engineers contracting resources, small business resources and access to the MILCON Forecast.
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  • MILCON Forecast

    This document provides the USACE acquisition forecast of planned Military Construction projects. This forecast information is for advance planning purposes only and is subject to change. Please see Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov) for actual solicitation opportunities.
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  • USACE: Office of Small Business Programs

    To sustain the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a premier organization in developing small businesses and maximizing their opportunities to participate in our procurements, thereby ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers to support the Corps of Engineers' mission and strengthen our nation’s economic development.
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  • Air Force Acquisitions

    This is the homepage for the USAF contracting and procurement information to help develop and execute innovative business strategies and cost-effective Contracting solutions to enable the global Air Force mission.
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  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command

    The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) is the United States Navy's engineering command, committed to the Navy's and United States Marine Corps' combat readiness. NAVFAC is the Naval Shore and Expeditionary Systems Command that plans, builds, maintains sustainable facilities. NAVFAC delivers environmental, utilities and other base services and acquires and manages expeditionary combat force systems and equipment.
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  • NAVFAC EchII CI MILCON

    This is the webpage for NAVFAC EchII CI MILCON which provides program management, support, and oversight (from project definition to financial completion) of all military construction projects executed by NAVFAC and funded from appropriations provided by a MILCON Appropriation Act or comparable legislation. This includes ensuring MILCON projects are supportable during budget review, executable upon enactment by Public Law, and funded appropriately for timely execution that satisfies the needs of Supported Commands.
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U.S. Department of State

  • Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations

    OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support OBO staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives.
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

    The Department of Veterans Affairs runs programs benefiting veterans and members of their families. It offers education opportunities and rehabilitation services and provides compensation payments for disabilities or death related to military service, home loan guaranties, pensions, burials, and health care that includes the services of nursing homes, clinics, and medical centers.
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  • Office of Procurement, Acquisitions and Logistics (OPAL)

    The Office of Procurement, Acquisitions and Logistics (OPAL) OPAL provides comprehensive, strategic acquisition support for VA’s highly complex requirements, including strategic Information Technology and medical systems. The Executive Director/OPAL, also recommends policies, plans, and strategies for VA-wide application on contract administration, acquisition planning, procurement, and contract administration in connection with acquiring supplies, equipment and services required for the provision of benefits and medical care to the nation’s Veterans.OPAL’s primary focus is to provide customers value-added acquisition business solutions.
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  • Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC)

    The Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC) is a multifunctional organization responsible for directing the acquisition, logistics, construction, and leasing functions within the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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  • Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

    The VA OSDBU mission is to enable Veterans to gain access to economic opportunity by leveraging the federal procurement system and expanding participation of procurement-ready small businesses.
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Small Business Administration (SBA)

  • Getting Started as a Contractor

    This SBA website provides helpful, basic information on how you can get started as a federal contractor.
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  • Dun & Bradstreet number

    The SAM Registration requires your company to provide a Dun & Bradstreet or D-U-N-S number. This is a unique nine-digit identification number for each physical location of your business. This website provides details on how you can get this number.
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  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code

    The Sam Registration also requires your company to report its North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code. This code classifies business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. economy. This website has details on how you can determine your NAICS code.
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  • SBA Local Assistance

    Several agencies provide assistance to small businesses who want to do business with the federal government. You can find one of the resources closest to you simply by entering your zip code on this SBA website.
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  • Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Surety Bond Guarantee Program

    The surety industry supports bonding at all levels and there is a great deal of capacity in the market and bonds are available for contractors that meet the surety underwriting criteria even for the design and construction portion of public-private partnerships (P3) projects. However, for those small and emerging contractors who tend to lack the performance and financial track record of success and may not qualify for surety credit in the standard market, there is a federal program known as the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Surety Bond Guarantee Program
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  • Small Business Administration Federal Contracting

    This SBA website has information on a contracting guide, contracting assistance programs and counseling and help with federal contracting.
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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Office of Management

    The Mission of the Office of Management is to provide the Department of Energy with centralized direction and oversight for the full range of management, procurement and administrative services.
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  • Office of Acquisition Management (OAM)

    The Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) is responsible for all contracting, financial assistance and related activities to fulfill the Department's multitude of missions through its business relationships. As the business organization of the Department, OAM develops and supports the policies and procedures.
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  • Department of Energy Acquisition Guide

    Regulatory requirements for the acquisition process are set forth in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and are supplemented in the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR). FAR 1.301 provides for the issuance of additional internal agency guidance, including designations and delegations of authority, assignments of responsibilities, work-flow procedures, and internal reporting requirements. The DOE Acquisition Guide serves this purpose.
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U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Department of Labor

    The purpose of DOL is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
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  • Employer.gov

    You may have questions about your role as an employer. This site provides answers to common questions about workers and business. An employer is an organization, institution, government entity, agency, company, professional services firm, nonprofit association, small business, store, or individual who employs or puts to work, a person who is called an employee or a staff member.
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  • Federal Contractor Requirements

    Federal contractors are individuals or employers who enter into a contract with the United States (any department or agency) to perform a specific job, supply labor and materials, or for the sale of products and services. This webpage provides information on the additional labor obligations of a federal contractor.
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  • Small Business Concerns

    This webpage provides resources small businesses need to learn and adhere to regarding applicable pay, safety and health, and nondiscrimination requirements.
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  • SMACNA Labor Department

    SMACNA offers resources to help employers understand some of the federal laws and regulations impacting their workforce. This includes information on the Fair Labor Standards Act, immigration and the federal E-Verify program, as well as guidance on terminating employees and developing workplace policies.
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