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Bidder’s Conference
Competitive Bidding
Contract
Contract Amendment
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Contract Value
Government Procurement
Government Proposal
Invitation to Bid
RFP: Request for Proposal
RFT: Request for Tender
RFQ: Request for Qualification
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What the Government Buys?

The government purchases goods and services in every industry imaginable. The following is a list of common goods and services procured by the various government agencies.

Architectural: Civil Engineering, Engineering Design and Drafting

Cleaning and Custodial: Janitorial Equipment and Supplies, Linen and Towel Services, Parking Lot, Window washing

Construction and Remodeling: General Contractor, Roads, Bridges, Sidewalk, Roofing / Roof, Door, Window, Ceiling, Flooring / Floor, Fencing / Fence, Painting, Carpentry, Cabinet, Mill Work, Plumbing, Pumps, Pipeline, Sanitation, Drainage, Water-Proofing, Electrical / Electronic, Lighting, Elevators, Escalators, Lifts, Playground

Construction and Building Materials: Masonry, Stone, Brick, Tile, Drywall, Plaster, Road Work, Concrete

Consulting Services: Grants Writing, Lobbyist, Legal, Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration

Environment and Conservation: Surveying, Mapping, Aerial Photography, Environmental Testing, Site Inspection, Asbestos, Hazardous Waste, Trash Disposal, Recycling, Waste Water, Sewage Treatment, Air Purification, Tanks, Excavation, Demolition, Salvage

Financial and Accounting: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Auditing, Credit Card Services, Credit Reports, Medicaid billing, Debt Collection, Financial Consulting, Retirement Plan, Investment

Food Services: Cafeteria, Catering, Drink, Vending Machines, Concession Stands

Garden and Landscaping: Lawn Care, Mowers, Snow Removal, Sprinkler, Irrigation, Insect, Pest and Bird Control, Herbicide

HR Services: Personnel, Staffing, Recruiting, Executive Search, Training, Office and Clerical, Secretverdana, Proficiency Assessment, Relocation

Computer Hardware: Computer Cabling, Hardware Rental, Repair and Maintenance

Computer Software: Information Technology (IT) Consulting, Programming, Computer Security, Firewall, Database, Data Storage, Backup & Recovery, E-learning, Computer or Web-based Training, E-Procurement

Insurance: Auto, Marine, Aviation, disability and life insurance, workers compensation, Dental, Healthcare

Machine Shop and Fabrication: Metal fabrication, Lathing, Welding, Machining, Tools and Tooling, Hardware, Repair, Body Work, HVAC, Mechanical

Mailing: Courier, Messenger Service, Labeling, Sorting, Postage Equipment, Packing Supply

Marketing and Communication: Advertising, Logos, Banners, Conference, Convention, Event Management, Market Research, Survey, Call Center, Multimedia, Promotional, Tradeshow Display, Graphic Design

Medical and Laboratory: Lab Testing, Pharmacy, Medical Device, Medical and Laboratory Equipment and Instrument, Dental, Veterinary, Medical Professionals, Personal Care, Rehabilitation, Psychotherapy, Drug Counseling, Medical Facilities, Ambulance, Burial, Cremation

Office Supplies: Copier, Printer, Cartridges, Toners, Fax Machines, Furniture, Toiletries, Filing Systems, VCRs, Radio, Television, AV Equipment, Shredding

Other Products: Battery, Museum, Musical Instruments and Accessories, Uniform, Embroidery, Clothing, Individual Equipment, and Insignia, Athletic Equipment, Firing Ranges, Signage, Way finding (wayfinding), Agricultural, Forestry, Animals, Lumber Mills, Household Appliances and Equipment, Chemicals, Fuel, Oils, Utilities, Elections, Voting Equipment and Supplies

Other Services: Recreational Services, Private Investigator, Community Services, Polygraph, Auctions, For Sale, Auctioneering, Re-Upholstery, Equipment Lease or Rental

Printing, Reproduction: Equipment, Bindery, Book Binding, Typeset, Duplicating, Photocopying, Graphic Design, Layouts, Lettering, Calligraphy, Microfilming, Microfiche, Photo Lab, Photo Finishing, Screen Printing

Research: Energy, Healthcare, Science and Technology

Security and Safety: Fire Fighting, Rescue, Fire Control Equipment, Fire Alarms, Extinguishers, Fire Sprinkler, Lock Smith, Security Equipment, Mass Notification, Warning Sirens, Security Access, Smart ID, Security Guard, Radio Dispatch, Guard Dog, Law Enforcement, Surveillance, Camera

Facility Rental and Management: Buildings, Warehouses, Parking Facilities, Meeting Room, Offices, Hotel, Trailers, Portable Classrooms

Telecommunication: Cables and Cabling, Fiber Optics, GIS, GPS, Network, VPN, Telecom Systems, Radio and Computer Aided Dispatch, Vehicle Tracking System, Voice Over IP, Voice mail, Wireless, Mobile Technology and Device

Translation, Transcription: Interpreters, Translation (Foreign Language), Sign Language, Medical Transcription

Transporting and Warehousing: Bus, Van, Vehicles, Helicopter, Aircraft, Aviation, Travel Service, Fleet Management, Hauling, Freight, Trucking, Towing, Office Moves, Warehousing, Storage, Trucks, Utility Trailers, Marine, Docks, Boats

Weapons and Ammunitions: Explosive, Armored Vehicles

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