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GCA Chapters is a national trade association dedicated to connecting businesses and non-profits with the tools, knowledge, and opportunities necessary to secure winning bids with federal, state, and local governments. Turn your company into the type of qualified contractor government agencies want to solicit.

Accelerate your organization's government contracting success.

Now accepting 2018 membership applications.

Become a Member

Membership Benefits


Coaching

Members enjoy access to coaches and subject matter experts that will walk them through the complex process of setting an organization up for successful bidding. Coaching is a one-on-one or group engagement that begins with leveraging competitive advantage and ends with a winning contract. Already a successful bidder? Our coaches will teach you how to increase your win ratio and bring your business to the next level.

Training

Members get FREE access to training events that teach a broad range of topics — from business skills to technical solutions for complex bidding procedures and proposal management. Seminars are arranged on a regular basis. Enroll your employees in FREE seminars with an All Training Pass and access 7,500+ online courses with an All Training Pass + Online Content. Each employee who holds a pass will have unlimited access to every seminar and online course for one year.

Resources

Membership guarantees discounted support services such as Relationship Marketing, Proposal Management, Proposal Writing, Capture Management, Contract Management, GSA Schedule Services, and federal, state, and local certifications such as 8a, HUBZone, WOSB, SDVOSB, VOSB. Full benefits discounts exceed $10,000 for essential contracting services. Our software and informational bundles will guide you through the bidding/proposal process.

GovDirections

Members get access to a searchable Opportunities Database that alerts you to new federal, state, and local opportunities. This powerful tool can track lucrative business opportunities by NAICS codes, keywords, geography, and more. Daily automated emails link you to the best opportunities that meet your search criteria saving you time in your daily searches.

A $660 value—FREE with GCA membership! A $660 value — FREE with GCA membership!

Government Contracting by the Numbers


The federal government is the largest consumer in the world with over $500 billion of annual contract awards to the commercial sector via contractors, grants, and opportunities. Yet fewer than 1% of companies ever successfully win a U.S. government contract.

  • $3.8 trillion federal budget
  • $500 billion spending
  • 85,000+ agencies
  • $47 billion – only one bidder
  • $1.2 awarded daily
  • $180k average contract
  • 571,000+ DOD facilities
  • $20 billion in credit cards
  • <2% of companies registered
  • <1% of companies awarded
  • 35% subcontracting goal
  • 23% set-aside goal

All Training Pass


All Training Pass (ATP)

Have staff that needs training? GCA members are welcome at any paid GCA training event for FREE. GCA offers a suite of soft and technical skills training with wide-ranging applications. Purchase an ATP for your employees. Each ATP holder can enjoy GCA training for FREE for an entire year. We provide critical knowledge to excel in any industry, empower a government contracting team, and refine the general capabilities of your workforce.

Purchasing this supplementary ATP entitles you or any of your employees to attend all GCA Florida classroom-based training programs, as well as 7,500+ online learning modules, quizzes, and lectures delivered via customizable LMS, for one low price. Perfect to supplement skillsets or to teach a geographically disparate workforce. ATPs are valid for one year.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Coaching


This powerful coaching program will help your organization fast track into the government market. A contracting coach will work with your team (of up to six people) on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to help you identify and track opportunities, write winning proposals, and win government contracts based on 902 compliance steps. Choose from two program options based on your expertise and commitment level.

  • Training on concepts, techniques, strategies and learning the “Governese” language
  • Comprehensive approach, not just about chasing after contracts
  • Building your contracting department (team)
  • Assessment of your government contract readiness
  • Strategy development
  • Opportunity sourcing: finding forecasts, historical data, current opportunities
  • Relationship and marketing guidance
  • Proposal writing techniques and proposal guidance through the process
  • Project management guidance
  • Contract management and close up

Regional Chapters


Region 1: New England
Region 2: Atlantic
Region 3: Mid-Atlantic
Region 4: Southeast
Region 5: Great Lakes

Region 6: South Central
Region 7: Great Plains
Region 8: Rocky Mountains
Region 9: Pacific
Region 10: Pacific Northwest

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