Frequent Asked Questions

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How does the "Sign me in automatically" work?
The "Sign me in automatically" is optional, it saves your username and password on your computer and every time you access the page you will be automatically logged in.
What happens if I forget my password?
If you forget your password, please click on the 'Forgot your Password?' link of the front of the directory or on the sponsor login page. The password recovery email will be sent to the email address provided from your Contact Information. The email will contain a link which will redirect the user to the 'Manage Account' section, where the password can be updated.
How can I change my password?
After you are logged in, click on 'Account Settings' link, you will see the "Current Password" field, type your current password in this field and your new password on the fields "Password" and "Retype Password", then hit the submit button.
Am I required to have an SUBSCRIPTION to add browse or add content on the Procurement Corner?
Yes. In order to browse or add content to the Procurement Corner, you must have an account.
How can I sign up for an account?
To sign up as a sponsor go to the 'Advertise With Us' link at top menu, select an item and level and click in 'SIGN UP' button. Fill out all fields, write down your username and password for future reference, choose the best payment gateway for you and follow the steps to finish the process. To sign up as a visitor go to 'Sign up | Login' link at top menu, fill out all fields and click in 'Create Account'.
Why am I receiving an 'Account Locked' message?
If you attempt to access your account and type in an incorrect password 5 times the account will lock for 1 hour. This is for security reasons.
1. What services does The Procurement Corner provide? If you are a business or business owner and are looking to increase revenue and secure future procurement opportunities, you have landed in the right place. The Procurement Corner gives you the opportunity to simply make money by using the following three ways. Let us show you how!
• Teaming Partner If you have found a great solicitation, but do not meet all the requirements, this is your perfect option. The Teaming Partner subscription gives you the opportunity to post all the necessary requirements to fulfill your contract opportunity. Once subscribed, qualified vendors will contact you, giving you the option to collaborate to secure your bid position. • Partnership Development Have you ever found a huge multimillion-dollar contract opportunity, but felt like a small fish in a big ocean? With Partnership Development, you will have the opportunity to build a team of qualified vendors to secure your bid position. Becoming a Partnership Development subscriber not only allows you the opportunity to access large solicitations, The Procurement Corner coordinates and facilitates all meetings with your proposal team, giving you more peace of mind. • Solicitations We know that there are plenty of places to find solicitations on the web. However, there are solicitations that are exclusive and never seen by the masses. For example, sometimes agencies have companies or contractors that are underperforming and quickly need replacements. These agencies contact us to fill those positions.
2. Do I need to subscribe to The Procurement Corner if I am already a subscriber of The Business Service Center?
If your became a subscriber of The Business Service Center after July 1, 2017, you do not have to become a member of The Procurement Corner as you are automatically a member.
What is the fee to become a subscriber of The Procurement Corner?
The fee to become a subscriber is $79.99 per month for BASIC subscription and $99.99 per month for STANDARD subscription and there is a 2-month minimum commitment. This fee includes viewing access to Solicitations and Teaming Partners.
What type of solicitations will I have access to?
When you select a solicitation, the bid number, description, date issued, bid opening date, and bid opening time are displayed. Competitive 8(a) Veteran Owned Small Business HubZone COSTARS Woman Owned Small Business Construction
How can I find out how many solicitations are available?
Once you become a subscriber, you will be allowed access to the Solicitation page to see all the solicitations available and where you can post your own solicitation. To access the listings of solicitations, click on the Solicitation tab and you will be brought to the main Solicitation page. Once on the page, you can select one of the categories shown in the Browse by Category section or select More Categories to see our entire listings. The number in parentheses after the category name represents how many solicitations are available. Also, once you select your category, the number of solicitations will be mentioned in the heading section.
Who can apply for a solicitation?
Anyone can apply as long as you meet the requirements for the solicitation. Each solicitation will have the required requirements listed in the listing. It is extremely important to review each of the requirements to make sure you are qualified.
If I find a solicitation that interests me but I do not meet all the requirements, can I still bid for the solicitation?
YES! As mentioned in the previous question about applying for solicitations, anyone can apply but you must meet all the requirements. The Procurement Corner will match you with other companies that can provide the requirements that you are not able to produce. Subscribing to our Partnership Development service, allows you the opportunity to create a proposal team of experts so the $3 million to $300 million solicitations now become a reality! Since all Partnership Development subscribers undergo a thorough background check, you are ensured quality companies to help you get the job done. As a Teaming Partner subscriber, you too have access to qualified vendors that will contact you to give you that option to collaborate and secure your bid.
How does one create a proposal team?
Being a Procurement Corner subscriber allows you access to qualified vendors who are also looking for the perfect match to create a winning team. Once you find the perfect solicitation, all you will have to do is post a solicitation requesting the requirements you need.
Does my company qualify for a "Portfolio Verified" digital badge?
Yes, 1. Complete application at www.TheBusinessServiceCenter.com/application.html. 2. Within 1 business day you will receive "Approval" 3. To become a "PREMIUM" subscriber. Complete your payment 4. You will receive welcome letter, credentials to upload information that will be vetted and credentials to access the Procurement Corner
I'm a new business. How can, I be awarded a contract if I'm a new business?
Yes, you will need to become a "PREMIUM" subscriber and your performance portfolio will include "Technician" digital badge which means you have experience, but have not yet been awarded a contract. 1. Complete application at www.TheBusinessServiceCenter.com/application.html. 2. Within 1 business day you will receive "Approval" 3. To become a "PREMIUM" subscriber. Complete your payment 4. You will receive welcome letter, credentials to upload information that will be vetted and credentials to access the Procurement Corner