Being A Prime Contractor With The Government

Being a prime contractor on government contracts is where the BIG BUCKS are. This is where you hear of those 6 and 7 figures and beyond contracts.

Holding the role of prime contractor comes with the weight of the project on the primes shoulders.

When youโ€™re the prime contractor you set the tone of the project plus you donโ€™t have to worry about chasing the customer (the government) to get paid or on time.

Being a prime contractor is a GREAT position to be in. 

Hereโ€™s what it means to be a Prime Contractor with the government. You as the prime contractor:

  • Work directly with the government agency
  • Oversee and manage subcontractors 
  • Make sure work is completed as outlined in the scope of work
  • Make sure the project is delivered on time and within budget
  • After $500K project size you must adhere to a subcontracting plan

Another requirement to being a prime contractor with the government is that they for you to have past performance as a government contractor.

There you have it what it means to be a prime contractor with the government. Are you positioned for prime contracting?

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