A federal relations program can help your organization succeed as a government contractor, and, federal relations is not just something for the “big boys”! PHA provides consulting and services to help you develop and implement a valuable federal relations program. Our services include initiatives that target key government agencies, congressional relations, and interest groups.
What Is A Federal Relations Program
In general, a federal relations program is designed to help develop positive professional relationships with individuals and groups who can both directly and indirectly influence federal business opportunities of interest. A federal relations program strives to maintain contact with representatives of these organizations so that you are in a position to contact key officials when, for example, you want to propose a new service or product, would like to advance ideas for new legislative or regulatory provisions, or need help relaxing certain provisions of concern.
Important Elements Of Successful Federal Relations Programs
An effective federal relations program is essential to help solve issues in government contracting where different organizations with different agendas can influence buying decisions. PHA understands the value of developing relationships with more than just government buyers. We help ensure you have established relationships with the right people so you can obtain support and assistance where you need it and when you need it.
Policy Analysis and Position Papers
Policy analysis and position papers can be used to effectively and succinctly describe the nature of an issue, the problems, implications, solutions and benefits. This allows your organization to advance your position through objective analysis, rather than unsupported opinion. Our team can develop clear, concise policy analysis that is credible, verifiable and can withstand rigorous scrutiny
Key Constituency Support Plans
Successful federal relations programs identify key constituencies that exert powerful influence upon their industry and develop strategic ways of enlisting their support. PHA understands the nuances of these kinds of relationships and knows how to establish and strengthen them to benefit your organization. Key interest groups often have more influence than you may realize over your industry and contracts, and understanding how to leverage those most effectively is a key component of a successful program.
Local Constituent Support
Depending on the kind of contract and where it is to be performed, relationships with elected representatives at all levels of government who represent both individual and business constituents in the geographical area of performance should also be considered for inclusion in a federal relations campaign. The saying: “All politics is local.” is useful to remember here, as influence also flows up from local and state agencies as well as powerful corporate and non-profit entities located in the area. PHA understands when it becomes important to include support from key sources of influence outside of DC and Capitol Hill.
Reach Out To PHA For Your Federal Relations Services
Let us help you understand if, and how a program of federal relations can benefit your particular organization. With over 20 years experience developing, executing and managing multiple federal relations campaigns, we can show you what works, why, and how. Our staff can provide valuable insight into how a program of federal relations can be best integrated into a federal contractor’s overall business plan and strategy. To learn more and get started, reach out to us by phone at (703) 214-9282 or schedule a free half-hour consultation online. We are glad to answer initial questions and explain our services in greater detail.