Independent contractors who have worked with government clients know that the experience can be completely different from working in the private sector. There are often more processes and longer timelines, with various hoops to jump through.
In the past year, David O'Brien, Eagle's Vice-President of Government Services, has shared a few important pieces on this topic, specifically with the Federal Government. If you're in the National Capital Region and haven't already seen some of these posts, have a look:
Private Sector Organization Screening (PSOS) -- Answers to independent contractors' frequently asked questions (it may help to read this 2014 article first)