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Each year the federal government awards over one billion dollars in design contracts, for everything from courthouses to embassies to
However, the process of pursuing and winning federal contracts can be daunting, especially to smaller firms. And the recent adoption of a new form that architects and engineers use to obtain government work has posed obstacles for many firms.
The AIA Guide to Federal Procurement offers practical, up-to-the-minute information on getting into the federal procurement arena. It is intended as a guide for firms which have never performed federal work and those that are transitioning to the new submission format.
The Guide provides a line-by-line summary of the new Standard Form (SF) 330, as well as a comparison between the new form and the former SFs 254/255 submission materials that A/E firms have used for years.
This Guide also provides information on how the government selects A/E firms, how the qualifications-based selection process works, how to register as a vendor with the federal government, and how to search for job opportunities within the federal government.
This guide was updated in 2010 with insights and recommendations from a broad cross-section of AIA members and member firms.
If you have any questions or comments about the guide or its contents, please contact the AIA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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