Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) certified counseling
CVE verified veteran-owned and service-disabled Veteran-owned small businesses for inclusion in the VetBiz database. Companies granted approval are offered preferential access to VA government contracts and set-aside funds.
Our counselors will work with you to identify appropriate federal, state and local agencies and develop marketing strategies. We will guide you through the complex process of government registrations and assist you in becoming a qualified government contractor.
GCAP counselors receive ongoing training to keep pace with continually evolving acquisitions, procedures, and policies within the government.
Registration Assistance (SAM & DSBS)
Our counselors will work with you to complete the initial registrations required to do business with the Federal Government. These include registering with SAM, establishing a SBA profile and many other registrations.
Our bid match service can automatically match your company's product or service with daily bid notices that show you exactly what the federal, state and local government is buying or planning to buy.
Working with you one-on-one, GCAP personnel will create a profile specific to your business. The system searches hundreds of sources and matches them to your profile. The leads are emailed to you on a daily basis.
Contact us to receive a GCOM sign up form.
GCAP provides a variety of support services for our clients wishing to participate in the General Service Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Program. We offer a series of workshops that cover topics ranging from a thorough introduction to GSA, how to prepare a GSA proposal, recommendations on how best to market your GSA contract to the different Federal agencies that utilize this procurement vehicle. Most importantly, we can and do provide free-one-on-one counseling assistance to each of our clients. this support begins at the research phase and continues through to the eventual receipt of a GSA contract.
Assistance with SBA Certifications
As the owner of a small business, you may qualify for specific SBA programs based on a variety of factors. GCAP counselors can assist you in finding which set aside certification you qualify for and can even assist in the process!
Training & Conferences
GCAP offers many classes throughout the state, which are usually free, to share our knowledge with Oregon businesses. See the training tab for details on our upcoming training.
GCAP counselors can assist you to determine if you are eligible to bid on the solicitation, is it feasible for you to bid, can you deliver the goods or services and will you be competitive.
We can assist you in reading through a solicitation and determining what is required from you to bid successfully.
We can review your proposal and recommend ways to make it stronger and more accurate once it's drafted.
GCAP can help identify possible subcontracting opportunities with major prime contractors. Large contractors often look for small business suppliers. We can help you make that connection.