• Small business owners, if you consider government contracts move with caution. I worked dilgently to get a manufacturing contract, spent months jumping through hoops to get qualified and was awarded the contract.

    We began the work, based on the design drawings provided by the government entity. The very first piece we manufactured had a major design flaw to the extent that "flap A would not insert in slot B". We then spent more months trying to recover our costs as after a through engineering review it was discovered the prints provided had been "modified" by the original contractor.

    The "government" would not reimburse us for any costs past the components that had been purchased, which they paid only our cost. A years worth of work produced no revenue and a huge headache dealing with the red tape. If you do a contract, start small and be sure the specifications provided are accurate and obtainable. Good luck!

    August 24, 2010 at 11:54 a.m.
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