A Guide to
TO FIND GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Government Contracting Opportunites
The government's needs are endless. If you are in business, the government is buying your goods or services right now. It posts its needs publicly, as required by law on a daily basis in several different places.
Government Contracts In The Newspapers
For government contract bids in your area check out the local newspaper. In the classified section under Legal Notices you will see what the government is intending to buy from local vendors. Call the contact number and order the solicitation. Many times they will refer you to a web site and the bid package containing all the specifications can be downloaded.
Local, State and Federal Bids Listed on Websites
Most cities, county governments, state and federal agencies maintain there own websites where countless opportunities can be found. Follow the links to the Purchasing or Procurement offices. This is where the bidding opportunites are usually listed.
For contracts close to home, check out your city's website, then check the county and state. Every state maintains a website with contract opportunities. Federal and state agencies also maintain websites with contract listings.
Some Websites For Government Contracts–
This site is updated daily and is the chief location for finding Federal government contract listings. http://www.fedbizopps.gov/
A web-site listing all government bids and requests for proposals broken down by FEDERAL AGENCY can be found at http://www.firstgov.gov/.
FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULES For information on how to become a vendor for this agency contact the GSA at: http://www.gsa.com.
NOTE: Federal contracts require a Duns Number and Central Contractor Registration. These are both free and can be done on-line.
CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION: http://www.ccr.gov/
DUNN & BRADSTREET NUMBER:
To find government contract bidding opportunities in you state go to your
state's Procurment Office on the web. Every state now has a website that lists government
contract opportuities. In many cases you can download them directly to your computer as a
Word document or a .pdf file
County and Local Contracts
Most counties and cities also maintain websites that list government contract opportunities.
Check these out. These are ususually, but not entirely, often simple bid forms
that requires only filling in the blanks and providing business references.
Bids & Quotes
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