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A Guide to Understanding Types of Government Contracts

To be successful in government contracting, you must approach it like learning a new language. Part of your journey will require becoming familiar with several types of government contracts, and the differences between them are not trivial. GovWin’s ‘Guide to Types of Government Contracts' will help you understand the distinct challenges and opportunities of each government contract type. Submit the request form to obtain your free guide.

A Guide to Understanding Types of Government Contracts

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What's Inside

This guide is designed to help you and your public sector business development team develop a functional understanding of the four primary types of government contracts:

  • Fixed-price Contracts
  • Cost-reimbursement Contracts
  • Time and Materials Contracts
  • Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracts

The guide will also help you understand other contract types that you may come across when doing business in the U.S. and Canadian public sector markets, including governmentwide acquisition contracts (GWACs), blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) and other transaction authority agreements (OTAs). You will also develop an understanding of common indirect types of government contracting like teaming agreements and subcontractor opportunities.

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This Guide Will Help You:

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Understand Primary Government Contract Types

Government contracts generally fall under one of four primary types: fixed-price contracts, cost-reimbursement contracts, time and materials (T&M) contracts, and indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts.

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Discover Types of Indirect Contracting

Learn why many companies who wish to pursue work in the public sector first get their foot in the door through indirect types of government contracting like teaming agreements and subcontracting opportunities.

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Demystify Key Differences and Similarities

Pursuing government contracts in the U.S. or Canada has many nuanced differences, and similarities, that are important to understand.

By developing a solid understanding of common types of government contracts used by U.S. and Canadian governments, you’ll be well on your way to establishing a solid foundation for success.

Get the Government Contracting Knowledge You Need to Fuel Your Sucecss!