Doing Business With the Government: Fed Biz Opps Case Study

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Background Doing Business With The Government Because of the size of federal government, there are often opportunities for businesses to work fiscally with the government. When businesses research the possibility of doing business with the government, the verbiage shows that while there are a number of steps necessary in order to qualify for government contracts, there are also tremendous opportunities. When dealing with the ethical issues surrounding government contracts, it seems as there are several ways one could look at the issue. Many of the rules and regulations seem to be designed to protect the government from fraud and unethical behavior (standards, pricing, etc.), but also limit the potential for many smaller businesses to have the resources necessary to apply for governmental contracts. For example, there are a number of instances in which certain companies have been awarded contracts based on the recommendation and/or interference from member of congress or other governmental personnel. When one asks is the procurement system set up for the benefit of the individual company (to help grow business) or the government, both can be answered affirmatively and negatively. The government can benefit from price wars between businesses, but the business tends to benefit more because the government does not always use the low price leader there are other pieces to the proposal and documentation that are more important to the contract. Similarly, there are times that

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