Is government contracting right for your business? This primer walks through 3 signs your business is perfect for an Air Force contract.
If you’re learning about Vertx Partners, chances are a contract with the U.S. Air Force may be on your mind. Maybe you’ve heard horror stories about working with the federal government, or the bar of entry seems too high or too complex. Not to worry – Vertx Partners can help every step of the way. Here’s a list of 3 signs your business is perfect for an Air Force contract:
Your capabilities match a necessity.
The U.S. Air Force is like any private client looking for a good or service. Unlike most private clients, however, they post a list of solicitations every year in search of intrepid businesses with the innovative chutzpah to fulfill their needs. A good first step in determining if a government contract is right for you is looking at currently available contracts. Though official entities often couch solicitations in terminological jargon, Vertx Partners is your Rosetta Stone in deciphering these requests and assessing just how strongly your capabilities match a specific need in the industry.
One of the premier challenges of finding solutions to complex problems is adapting pre-existing solutions. This adaptation can come in many forms, whether that be through tweaking technology freely available or partnering with a contractor or university to solidify a supply chain. At the cutting edge, businesses need to be adaptable when working with the Air Force. That means that companies that have internalized and continue to practice this value have real potential with them.
You have a working knowledge of the field.
Fear not: this isn’t as intimidating as it sounds, nor is it a solo undertaking. By “the field,” we more or less mean the area in which you’re seeking a contract. If you’re a savvy business person (which, if you’re on this site, you probably are), then you’ll already be familiar with the goods/services you provide and you’ll likely have an idea for its untapped potential. On the national defense industry side of things, however, you’ll probably need a helping hand or two. Luckily, that’s where Vertx comes in. One of our specialties is educating non-traditional contractors on the steps required to pull in a federal contract and solve unique problems for the Air Force. If you’re willing to learn, that’s a crucial first step to securing a contract.
Here are just a few preliminary markers that your business is ripe for an Air Force contract, like an SBIR or STTR. The truth is that more businesses can break into the field than one might realize, but the bar of entry is often poorly advertised/explained. The goal of Vertx Partners is to help entities clear this bar by navigating the industry and serving as a guiding force for businesses with potential.
If your business has these hallmarks, reach out to Vertx today and take the next step in expanding your business beyond the private sector into national security for the United States Air Force.
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