CONNECTpreneur Master Class: “How to do Business with the Federal Government” by Matthew Lee, President at KoBE Government Contracting Alliance and CONNECTpreneur Ambassador

Topics covered: 

  • U.S. Government Contracting Overview
  • How to Get Started & SAM.GOV
  • Small Business Program: SABA 8(a)
  • Find Bid Opportunities
  • Target Your Market
  • Prime contractor vs. subcontractor
  • Teaming & Partnership
  • Utilizing Existing Resources & Infrastructure: Contract Vehicles (GWACs)

The government wants to buy from small businesses for several reasons, including:

  • To ensure that large businesses don’t “muscle out” small businesses
  • To gain access to the new ideas that small businesses provide
  • To support small businesses as engines of economic development and job creation
  • To offer opportunities to disadvantaged socio-economic groups

Meet Your Instructor: MATTHEW LEE, President at KoBE Government Contracting Alliance

After graduating from Virginia Tech, Matthew began his career designing optical data links for ground-based radar and circuits that serviced training devices at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD. As an Electronics Engineer, Matthew managed custom hybrid products in the Patriot Missile System used during Operation Desert Storm. Intent on utilizing his federal experience, Matthew founded FASTech Inc. in 1990 and is acting President and Chief Executive Officer. FASTech, based in Rockville, MD, offers a wide range of services including custom application and database design, network engineering and desktop support, web technologies, digital audiovisual technologies, project management, facilities management, and cyber security. He also received his Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.