Our government contracting and business development experience began in 2004 as one of Ambulatory Care Solutions’ (ACS) founders. ACS successfully won the largest contract of its kind in the country in South Bend, Indiana, and subsequently won over $80M in awards with eight more contracts in the next eight years. Humana Government Business acquired ACS in 2013. Since leaving ACS, we have been involved in proposal teams that have won over $250M in contract awards. Working as a business owner, employee of a Fortune 500 company, and consultant, ECG has over 16 years of Government Contracting Experience.
MYTH: Since the amount of goods and services the government buys is not affected by a economic downturn as private industry, the best time to begin selling to the government is during a recession.
FACT: Developing an effective government business development strategy usually takes years. Waiting until the economy is in recession to pull the trigger on a plan can doom it from the start as this strategy takes time and resources to develop….items that seem to be more scarce when the economy is in a downturn.