How long does it take to award a government contract?

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My answer to How long does it take to award a government contract?

Answer by Ken Larson:

The type of product or service is a big driver.

A simple off-the-shelf item can be bought under the commercial contracting provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation https://www.acquisition.gov/far/… or off a GSA Schedule ACHIEVING AND UTILIZING A GSA SCHEDULE in a matter of days on a small business set-aside contract.

The design and development of a new fighter aircraft, to include writing the specification, seeking industry comment, issuing the Request for Proposal on FEDBIZOPP Federal Business Opportunities , down-selecting the winner, negotiations, clearing protest actions, if any, and letting the contract can take as long as 2 years in my experience.

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How long does it take to award a government contract?

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2 Tours in US Army Vietnam. Retired from 36 Years in the Defense Industrial Complex after working on 25 major weapons systems, many of which are in use today in the Middle East. Volunteer MicroMentor. I specialize in Small, Veteran-owned, Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Businesses beginning work for the Federal Government. MicroMentor is a non-profit organization offering free assistance to small business in business planning, operations, marketing and other aspects of starting and successfully operating a small enterprise. You can set up a case with me at MicroMentor by going to: http://www.micromentor.org/ key words: "Federal Government Contracting"

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