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U.S. Government Contractors



FedBizOpps (FBO) -
• Advertises USG procurement opportunities over $25,000

Government Express -
• Provides information needed for small businesses to enter the USG market intelligently

Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) -
• Mission is to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the USG marketplace. Administered by DOD's Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
• Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) provide procurement assistance, including classes, counseling, and easy access to opportunities.

• Nonprofit organization of experienced businessmen, many retired, who offer counseling to people starting small businesses
• Website offers outstanding resources
• SCORE often works in concert with SBA.

Small Business Administration -
• a section of their very helpful website is devoted to government contracting
• they also offer courses on government contracting

U.S. General Services Administration Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU) -
• Promotes access to GSA's nationwide procurement opportunities
• Monitors and implements small business policies to nurture new business and enhance technological capabilitiesSmall business community can meet key contracting experts and be counseled on the procurement process.


National Contract Management Association -
• Free job board -


Amtower, Mark
"Is the Government Market Right for You?"
Entrepreneur - June 13, 2006

Gangemi, Jeffrey
"Small Biz: Winning the Federal Contracting Game"
BusinessWeek - July 26, 2006

Kurlantzick, Joshua
"Landing a Government Contract"
Entrepreneur - February 01, 2006

Government Executive, August 15, 2006 (Vol. 38 No.14):

Dickey, Beth
"Vying for Energy" - Top 25 Energy Department Contractors
"Space Shuttle 2.0" - Top 25 NASA Contractors

Palmer, Kimberly
"Best Bets: Top Contracting Shops Share Their Secrets"
"No Surprises" - Top 100 Civilian Agency Contractors

Perera, David
"Piling Up" - Top 50 Technology Contractors
"Hard Times" - Top 25 GSA Contractors

Pulliam, Daniel
"Flier's Poker" - Top Travel Vendors & Top Traveling Agencies

Scully, Megan
"After the Bow Wave" - Top 25 Army Contractors
"Flexible Fleet" - Top 25 Navy Contractors
"Trimmed Wings" - Top 25 Air Force Contractors
"Weak Hand" - Top 100 Defense Contractors

Shoop, Tom
"Raking It In" - Top 200 Federal Contractors


Greenberg, Paul
Winning Government Contracts for Dummies
John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2006

The above links are for informational purposes only and in no way constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.

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