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stefaniegroner's profile thumbnail
Following - I'm also looking into this for a friend's start up to assess the pros and cons. I haven't seen clear benefits but will tag you in any posts I find! Thanks for starting the discussion!
JamieSpann's profile thumbnail
Your welcome. I’m glad I’m not the only one who was wondering.
beccawilliams's profile thumbnail
Thanks for posting, @JamieSpann. I've also been researching this and haven't yet come to any clear conclusions as @stefaniegroner mentioned. So far what I'm finding is it can make sense for folks planning to get into government contracting. I've been wondering if it's useful from a marketing perspective independent of that, but haven't been able to validate that yet.
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My understanding was that it will help get contracts. However, I have a friend who was in the military for a long time and worked with contracts. She knows the ins and outs of how it all works. And she said she had a hard time getting any contracts. She said they have to make contracts for you specifically. So I just don’t know of it’s worth it or maybe it depends on your industry?
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Yeah, I don't know yet. I just got our company into the SAM system a couple of months ago and have only started looking into certifications. If you're considering government contracting, you might want to connect with a local PTAC for guidance (https://www.aptac-us.org/). We went to a training session here in CO that covered some of the basics and decided the bureaucracy of it all wasn't worth it for us.
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I am actually registered with SAM as well. However, the contracts aren't very relevant to what I do, plus it is super confusing to navigate and fill out their stuff. I'm not sure it is worth it for me either.