Learn how the government buys products and services:
To help with this are government-sponsored procurement technical assistance centers (PTACs). Amtower recommends contacting your local PTAC to get a baseline understanding about doing business with the Federal government. There are about 90 procurement technical assistance centers around the country. They offer low cost and no cost basic level classes. He also recommends the GSA eLibrary. Amtower says this is the best site to research the GSA Schedules to see what the government buys, what schedule your business needs to be on and find out who the competitors are.