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Get Help with Government Contracting

Find out about the tools and support services available to help businesses contract with the government. Learn how to get your business ready by visiting the How To Become a Federal Government Contractor page.

 to search for opportunities. Search by keyword, agency name, and more. Use filters to narrow down the many listings to what is best for your business. Accounts are not required to view contract opportunities. However, you can create an account to save searches, add your entity to an opportunity's Interested Vendors List, and receive automatic updates when opportunities change.
  • Businesses can apply to search and compete for contract opportunities posted through the . This program is responsible for the largest government-wide contracts, and handles ten percent of the federal government’s contract spending. and each one covers a different type of supply or service. To get on a Schedule, your business must complete the following steps:
    1. Order a . Your business must have a current PPE to get on a GSA Schedule. This report is created by surveying some of your past customers. You must provide names and contact information for six to 20 of your past customers when you register and order a PPE.
    2. Look up the appropriate .
    3. Once your business is on a Schedule, you must apply or submit information to solicitations electronically using .
    4. When your business is awarded a contract, make sure you know how to effectively . GSA has resources that can help you learn about your responsibilities as a contractor, and strategize to maximize the potential of your contract.
  • Support Services for Federal Contractors

    Explore ways to learn about federal government contracting, and find out where to get your questions answered.

    • The offers free online courses covering the basics of contracting with the federal government.
    • are funded through partnerships between the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and nonprofit state or local entities. There are more than 300 centers nationwide, with staff who can provide one-on-one counseling and help businesses complete registration and certification processes.
    • are U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) staff embedded within other federal agencies. PCRs perform market research and advocate for small businesses. Businesses can they are interested in working with to learn about contract opportunities that have not been awarded.
    • Many federal agencies have an Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) or an Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). These offices can help small businesses identify contracting opportunities within each agency.  
    • The provides information to help businesses understand the federal contracting process and requirements.
    • The offers guidance and educational materials to businesses interested in pursuing contract opportunities through GSA Schedules.

    Do Business with the Military

    Đang chơi bàiFind out how your business can search and compete for contracting opportunities within the military.

    • Learn about opportunities to sell to the military by contacting the small business office within each branch of the armed forces and Department of Defense.
    • Find military contracting opportunities using the . Search using the name of the military branch you’re interested in working with, or the location of a specific military installation.
    • If you are a veteran, check out .

    Do Business with State and Local Governments

    Learn how your business can search and compete for contract opportunities with states and local governments, and U.S. territories:

  • Sell to a Federal Agency

    Find out how your small business can get a contract with a specific federal agency. Follow these links to visit the OSDBUs or OSBPs within top federal agencies:

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    Last Updated: April 24, 2019

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