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Learn More about Doing Business with the Federal Government through these Online Sources

Here are 30 websites to help business owners learn about the procurement market.

General Information

SBA Women’s Business Center: http://www.onlinewbc.gov/docs/procure/

About selling to the government: www.sba.gov/womeninbusiness/selling/html

Index of 80 sites on selling to the Federal government: http://pronet.sba.gov/index7.html


Selling to government: http://www.sellingtothegovernment.net/index.asp

Federal small business contacts: http://www.doc.gov/osdbu/contacts/osdbu1.htm

National Business Center: http://ideasec.nbc.gov

Standards, Technical Assistance, Regulations, Government Forms

Size standards and codes (NAICS 2002): http://www.sba.gov/size/indextableofsize.html


Procurement Technical Assistance (PTACs): http://www.dla.mil/db/procurem.htm

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR): http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffar1.htm

Government forms: www.gsa.gov/forms

Department of Defense, Air Force, NASA

Doing business with the Department of Defense: http://www.dod.mil/other_info/business.html

Doing business with DOD: http://www.acq.osd.mil/sadbu

DOD contacts, etc.: http://www.acq.osd.mil/sadbu/publications/sbs/sbs.html

DOD subcontracting directory:  http://www.acq.osd.mil/sadbu/publications/subdir/index.html

Air Force: http://www.selltoairforce.org

NASA:  http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/index.html

Forecasts, Schedules, Acquisitions

Buying forecasts: http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov/GC/forecast.html

Buying forecast websites: www.acqnet.gov/FedBusOpps


GSA supply schedule and resources: http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/selling.jsp

Federal Acquisition Jumpstation: http://nais.nasa.gov/fedproc/home.html


SBA certifications (8(a), HUB, etc.): http://www.sba.gov/certifications/


SBA subcontracting network: http://web.sba.gov/subnet/

SBA subcontracting directory: http://www.sba.gov/GC/indexcontacts-sbsd.html

DOD subcontracting directory:  http://www.acq.osd.mil/sadbu/publications/subdir/index.html

Register to Enter the Electronic Procurement Market

After doing research, there are steps to take to register to enter this electronic market. Check them out on these sites.

Central Contractor Registration: http://www.ccr.gov

SBA’s PRO-Net: http://pro-net.sba.gov

Automatic notification of opportunities: www.eps.gov  and http://www.dodbusopps.com

For questions about selling to the federal government, contact:

Dwight Johnson, SBA Office of Government Contracting, Omaha, 402.221.7206 or Dwight.Johnson@sba.gov

Mike Hall, Nebraska Business Development Center, Omaha, 402.595.3511, MikeHallNEPTAC@netscape.net

Reference: Nebraska Small Business Resource Guide, 2002 Edition. Courtesy of the Nebraska District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and RENI Publishing.
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