DOD / Federal Construction for Small Business

DOD / Federal Construction for Small Business

Certainly money is tight, competition is fierce, and everyone must “do more with less”. That said, major opportunities exists for small construction contractors with 8a, WBE, SVOB, HUBZONE status if you are willing to focus and put your skills to work.

A few things you should know:

1. Many, if not most government institutions require and use RSMeans Cost Data for facility repair, renovation and construction cost estimating.

2. JOC-Job Order Contracting (also known as SABER in the Air Force) is a great win-win business opportunity for both owners and service oriented construction/AE firms.

3. e4Clicks Project Estimator is used by more Federal Owners and their supporting Contractors and AE’s than any other RSMeans Cost Estimating and Project Management software in support of JOC, SABER, IDIQ, MACC, SATOC, POCA, BOA, BOS and MATOC construction delivery methods/contracts.

So if you are current serving this market and need to improve productivity, or wish to enter this market, learn more today at

We are here to help Owners, Contractors, and AEs work collaboratively and complete more projects on-time and on-budget.

We are estimators, engineers and project managers who have worked on both sides for decades (as DOD staff and Contractors)… just like you! We have been involved in hundreds of contracts and thousands of projects worth billions of dollars. We understand what happens when it gets busy. We have been there in the month of September, when there are 60 new job walks, and the clock is ticking with only a few weeks to estimate and negotiate.

2014 – Top Ten Reasons – Why C-Level Execs Don’t Listen to Facility Managers / Facility Management

  1. Not speaking the right language.
  2. Failure to quantify risk, opportunities, productivity, linkages of built environment to organization success/failure.
  3. First-cost vs. life-cycle cost approach.
  4. Inability to collaborate internally and externally with services providers, stakeholders.
  5. Lack of standardized terms, metrics, robust and proven business processes and metrics.
  6. Following the “traditional/safe” path, i.e. existing legacy technology and/or data project delivery methods (design-bid-build, design-build), vs. integrated project delivery and/or job order contracting).
  7. Failure to compare in-house and service provider material, equipment, and labor costs with standards such as RSMeans Cost Data.
  8. Reactionary vs. pro-active approach and methods.
  9. Failure to adopt agile and continuous improve approaches
  10. Lack of relevancy.