A Capabilities Statement (aka Statement of Qualifications or SOQ) is essentially a resume for your business and used as a marketing tool when networking with government agencies and prime contractors.
The one rule that can’t be broken is it MUST be one page –
front and back is OK.
It should list all of the relevant information about your business in a concise and visually pleasing format — including details like your EIN, CAGE code, UEI, any other registrations and certifications, and the relevant NAICS or UNSPSC codes. It should also list your business’s main competencies, key clients, and past performance.
See our free template below!
We recommend that you create multiple versions of your Capabilities Statement to target different agencies or opportunities, just as you would a resume. For a simple example, you might have one targeted to California state agencies that lists your UNSPSC codes and CA SB certification, and another for federal agencies that lists your NAICS codes and your federal certifications.
If you are submitting a Capabilities Statement for a specific opportunity, don’t list experience irrelevant to the opportunity.
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Download our free template (or google Capabilities Statement templates for endless other formats to meet your needs)