Government Updates

This GoVets Category is dedicated to provide updates to our Government Buyers throughout the year!  

  1. Top Reasons government buyers purchase from compliant small businesses.

    Government buyers

    Why Should Government Buyers Purchase from Small Businesses?

    There are several reasons why government buyers should do business with government-compliant small businesses.

    First, by doing so, they can help promote economic growth and development by supporting small businesses, which are often the engines of job creation and innovation in a local community.

    Second, small businesses often have specialized expertise and knowledge that can be valuable to government agencies.

    Third, working with small businesses can also promote diversity and competition in the marketplace, which can lead to better products and services at lower costs.

    Fourth, Government has set-aside contract and procurement goals to help small businesses and diverse-owned businesses to gain access to government contracting opportunities.  Examples of these diversity owned businesses include: 

    • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB)
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  2. Why should Government Buyers purchase TAA compliant products?

    Government Buyers should purchase Government Compliant Products

    Why should Government Buyers purchase TAA-compliant products?

    1. Compliance with trade agreements
    2. Supporting American jobs
    3. Ensuring quality and safety
    4. Promoting fair trade
    5. Meeting procurement requirements
    6. Cost savings
    7. National security


    Compliance with trade agreements:

    The United States government is required to purchase products that are compliant with trade agreements such as the Trade Agreements Act (TAA), which means products that are manufactured or substantially transformed in a TAA-designated country.

    Supporting American jobs:

    TAA-compliant products are made in the United States or TAA-designated countries, which means purchasing them supports American jobs and industries.

    Ensuring quality and safety:

    TAA-compliant products are subject to the same regulations and standards as those made in the United States, which helps to ensure

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  3. NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA) section 889 (i.e. Form 889) Update

    Our form 889 has been updated.   

    Please review details on the updated Frequently Asked Questions Post.  Alternatively, you can download the form directly for your convenience (Download Form 889).

    What is the importance of the NDAA Act in the US Government?

    The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a law passed annually by the United States Congress that sets the budget and policies for the Department of Defense (DOD) and other national security-related

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  4. Ten Critical Supplier Selection Factors for Government Buyers

    Ten Critical Supplier Selection Factors for Government Buyers


    This is the time of year when fiscal government buyers are completing their end-of-year spending requirements.  September 30 marks the end of the federal government's 2022 fiscal year buying season and it is critical that government purchase card holders have access to trusted sources of supply throughout the year, but particularly in the closing weeks of the fiscal year.  This article discusses ten critical selection factors that the GoVets team firmly believes procurement managers and government purchase card holders should take into consideration. 

    Critical Selection Factors:

    1 - Trusted Sources of Supply

    2 - Compliant Sources of Supply

    3 - Government Pricing, Quantity Discounts & Tax-Free Purchases

    4 - Payment Methods

    5 - Product Selection

    6 - Search & Market Research Capabilities

    7 - Customer Service (Communication, WhiteGlove, Concierge)

    8 - Supplier Diversity

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  5. Five Reasons Why Government Buyers Choose GoVets

    Government Buyers choose GoVets for their End-of-Year Purchase Decisions!


    The federal government's 2022 fiscal year buying season is less than 2 months away.  Government buyers are establishing trusted sources of supply throughout the year, but particularly in the closing weeks of the fiscal year.  This article describes why Government buyers choose GoVets over and over again.  As a VA-verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), GoVets has the ability to help Government buyers allocate their year-end budget in the most effective way - GoVets offers our Government customers value in terms of Government Pricing, Discounts, Payment Options, Product Selection, Diversity, and Experience.   In fact, GoVets was originally envisioned with Government Buyers in mind (see GoVets > NVSBC Briefing to the US Congress about GoVets) and over time, we have continued to evolve the platform to give our Government Buyers the priority when it comes to enhancements, support, and focus.

    Top 5 Reasons: 

    1 - Government Pricing, Discounts, Free Shipping & Tax-Free Purchases

    2 - Product Selection (MRO, IT, Office, Health, PPE)

    3 - Product Availability and Transparency

    4 - Payment Options and Quote Requests

    5 - Diversity, Qualifications and Experience

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