Since the founding of our nation, the government has procured products and services from private businesses. Organized federal government contracting began in 1798 with contracts to provide rations for outposts in the west. In 1808 the first procurement law still in existence was passed requiring that no government agent benefit from a contract. It wasn't until World War II and the expansion of the military during the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration that government procurement expanded rapidly and consistently.
In 1953, President Eisenhower issued Executive Order 10479 created the President's Committee on Government Contracts. This committee was charged with compliance issues and expanding opportunities in federal government contracting until it was dissolved in 1961.
The National Association of Government Contractors was started in 1957 by a coalition of small business owners in response to the growing government procurement industry and a desire to build upon the focus on government contracting created by the President's Committee on Government Contracts. As contracting expanded, smaller companies needed a voice in the process that NAGC was developed to provide. NAGC has grown from that small coalition to one of the largest, most powerful voices for small contractors on Capitol Hill. Since its founding, NAGC has developed from an advocacy organization into an association providing advocacy, education, business development and services to member companies.
When you join The National Association of Government Contractors, you know you've joined a special group of professionals. Yes, the quality service and training publications are great tools to get involved in government contracting. However, we are foremost an organization dedicated to sound... Keep Reading
Each member of the government contracting community is obligated to continuously improve knowledge and performance in the field, and to abide by the standards set forth below. Ethical behavior by government and business entities throughout the procurement process ensures a fair and impartial... Keep Reading
The National Association of Government Contractors is guided by an advisory board and run by a professional staff headquartered in Washington, D.C. The staff is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the association, while the board sets the priorities for the association in accordance with... Keep Reading
The National Association of Government Contractors (NAGC) may join or form coalitions with other like-minded organizations to promote a position important to the government contracting community on the state or federal level. Here we list current coalitions NAGC is participating in, or... Keep Reading