Had a convo with local PTAC. Well not much of a convo as I can't even talk to a 'counselor' until I apply and then they approve or decline.... I asked about discussing if declined so it can be rectified or if we can apply again. No answers. Typical government stuff..... I am trying to understand what the requirements would be? Yrs in biz? Certain work you do? Do they even care? Surely they are not going to send DOD parts to just anything that fills out the paperwork? Or maybe 'not' being experienced in government work is an advantage? Trying to help newer suppliers? trying to understand this.
Well, I'd say that's exactly right. There are no requirements that I'm aware of as to how long you've been In business. If you can get registered successfully. You are eligible to quote the work. It's on you to meet the contract requirements. Not on the DOD or whatever entity. That is solely your problem. So you should look at the contracts and Drawings very carefully. If you can't meet the requirements you shouldn't be quoting It. And you will never sell it. If you can successfully deliver and meet the contract requirements they don't give two craps how long you've been In business.
I'm no pro. But I managed to get myself registered and JCP certed on my own with no help from the PTAC or anyone else. I have bid and won contracts and successfully delivered them. It was allot of work. Frankly more than It was worth $$ wise. But I chalked that up to learning the system and how to do it successfully from start to finish. I started with small jobs purposely so I didn't get myself to deep In the beginning. Yeah, I wasn't huntin 6 figure contracts right off the bat. That's a good way to loose your Butt in my opinion.
And once you get signed up the DOD or whatever other entity doesn't just come knockin on your door with a cart load of drawings to quote. That is also on you to hunt those down. You can hire a service to do it for you or become a member of one of the sites that will narrow down the results for you. I looked at those and thought about It, but haven't joined one yet.
I PM'd you a link that might help you out. Hope It does and good luck.