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Government Contracting

SBA One Certification: SBA's new website to further streamline and improve the application processes for small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to do business with the federal government.

D-U-N-S Number: D&B D-U-N-S online Request Service to obtain a D-U-N-S number for US Federal Government Contractors and Grantees. 

SAM Registration: There is NEVER a fee to register as a government contractor, including SAM registration. Clink on the link to learn more and for no-cost assistance to get you through the process. Training Webinar.

Small Business Size Standards: SBA has established numerical definitions of small businesses, or "size standards," for all for-profit industries. Size standards represent the largest size that a business (including its subsidiaries and affiliates) may be to remain classified as a small business concern.

Government Services Administration (GSA) - As the acquisition arm of the federal government, GSA plays a vital role in connecting the private sector with federal agencies fulfilling their business needs. GSA offers professional services, equipment, supplies, telecommunications, and information technology from commercial businesses to government organizations and the military through acquisition solutions from its Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). Small business new to GSA? Click here to learn your First Steps for doing business with GSA. 

GSA FASt Lane - The FASt Lane program ensures government agencies have quicker access to emerging technologies and innovative suppliers. With FASt Lane, suppliers get shorter processing times (weeks compared to months) for IT Schedule 70 contract actions that directly support federal customer agency requirements.


How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals: This online SBA video course explains the government’s contract-solicitation process and describes how to prepare a proposal in response. Also visit - SBA Contracting.


Government Contracting Classroom: Whether you are just getting started or looking for ways to compete in the government contracting marketplace, SBA has created a series of free online contracting courses designed to help prospective and existing small businesses understand the basics about contracting with government agencies.

Mentor-Protégé Program: The 8(a) Business Development (8(a) BD Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to enable successful firms provide various forms of business development assistance to 8(a) BD Program Participants.  SBA Video Tutorial. ( will be decommissioned and its critical functionality will be transitioned
into in the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year. Click here for a fact sheet that contains important information that current users need to know. Until the first quarter of 2020 the FBO will continue to be the official website listing contracting opportunities with federal agencies.

DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS): DIBBS is a web-based application that provides the capability to search for, view, and submit secure quotes on Department of Defense Requests For Quotations (RFQs) for Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) items of supply - not services. DIBBS also allows users to search and view Request For Proposals (RFPs), Invitations For Bid (IFBs), Awards and other procurement information related to DLA. New to DIBBS? Watch this DOD/DIBBS Bidding Webinar. For additional assistance contact your local PTAC program.


Alabama PTAC Program: Assists Alabama businesses in obtaining federal, state, local government and commercial contracts.


Florida PTAC Program: Assists Florida businesses in obtaining federal, state, local government and commercial contracts.


Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (LA PTAC): Assists Louisiana businesses in obtaining federal, state, local government and commercial contracts.


Mississippi Procurement Technical Assistance Program (MSTAP): Assists Mississippi businesses in obtaining federal, state, local government and commercial contracts.

DON OSB Program: The Department of the Navy's (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) mission is to promote acquisition opportunities where small business can best support the needs of the Navy. Their website provides links to all of the DON's major buying activities for the Navy and Marine Corps. To find state point of contacts click here.

NOAA PROTECH: NOAA's Professional and Technical (ProTech) services is a suite of multiple-award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts organized into five Domains: Satellite, Fisheries, Oceans, Weather, and Enterprise Operations. These Domains provide an industrial base of professional, scientific, and technical resources in support of the NOAA to include its Line and Staff Offices. The contracts may also be used by other Bureaus within the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), where applicable.

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