Government Public Procurement: A Guide
Business to government also referred to as B2G is a way of trading with the government through tenders. It is also another way of referring to the companies that are supplying goods and services to the government. The B2G networks provide an avenue through which businesses can bid on government projects in order to get tenders from the government. Through the B2G businesses can win tenders to either supply some products or services for the government to carry out their duty of serving their citizens. It is through B2G system that the government makes some purchases either to goods or services that they need in order to serve their citizens. The companies that trade with the government communicate to the government through their agencies or state organs.
Currently the interested businesses to government activities are being conducted through the internet through real-time bidding. Through the companies that trade with the government, the government can secure some goods and services that they need for the service to their clients, the citizens. Another name for this procedure is the public sector marketing. It is important for any government to follow the procedures enclosed in federal, state as well as the local arena. The government must use the vetted suppliers, the vetted and negotiated contractors following some laid down procedure.
There are certain kinds of B2G technologies that are in use in most governments in the current era of technology. For all government procurements, it must use the integrated marketing systems of communication which are well structured. Other methods include strategic public relations. Communication should reach all concerned government agencies before the procurement process begins. Other than notifications, the government agencies must approve the purchase before the deliveries are done. The contract should state when the supply should start and when it is supposed to be terminated and that should be done without failure. That is one of the conditions that must be assured before the business is given the tender by the government.
All those who have the services and the products that the government needs, they have to place their bid for the tender. The companies that sell the products that the government can procure use all kinds of communication to get the government aware that they are selling the products. Most companies do not emphasize social media like FaceBook, Twitter among others.
The government uses procurement processes to purchase the products and the good that they need. The government can only buy up to certain amounts, and the companies should be able to supply all that before they get the tender. If a company is to get tender from the government, it must be able to meet the deadlines.