Welcome to the Essential Links page for government contracting. We have put together a comprehensive list of sites and downloadable resources that will assist you in the pursuit of government contracts.
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The GSA provides workplaces for government buildings by purchasing and leasing commercial real estate, as well as doing business with construction, engineering, architecture, janitorial, and other industries.
Terms and Conditions for Access to the DLA Internet Bid Board (DIBBS)
Primary portal for Federal Government procurement opportunities.
This guide from the U.S. Small Business Administration provides information on programs that help small businesses successfully compete for federal contracting opportunities. Includes tutorials on how the federal government buys and provides an overview on regulations, policies, and best practices.
Helpful how-tos from the Small Business Administration about a variety of topics.
Information about the HUBZone program, how to qualify, and how to get certified.
GSA is the federal government’s business manager and buyer. GSA offers businesses the opportunity to sell billions of dollars’ worth of products and services to federal agencies through contract vehicles.
This video provides a step-by-step guide on how government contractors can achieve compliance with the cybersecurity requirements established by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), specifically Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 252.204-7012, entitled “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting.”
Four digit codes that group products into logical categories for management purposes.
About the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
The Office of Government Contracting (GC) works to create an environment for maximum participation by small, disadvantaged, and woman-owned businesses in federal government contract awards and large prime subcontract awards. GC advocates on behalf of small business in the federal procurement world.
A free website helping small businesses succeed in the federal government market.
The Department of Defense provides military forces for the United States. DOD Implementation of Section 889
A useful site for conducting market research on government purchasing.
Very in-depth market research site for government contracts of all kinds.
Enables users to access sales, business size, and NAICS information reported by Federal Supply Schedule Contractors.
List of companies holding certificates of authority as acceptable sureties on federal bonds and as acceptable reinsuring companies – per the Department of Treasury.
Learn more about Surety bonds and how they effect government contracting.
Responsible for pricing, contracting, and procurement policy matters in the Department of Defense.
Search for, view, and submit quotes on Requests for Quotations (RFQs) for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
GSA management e-Government initiative that is used to award, administer, and receive grants, loans, contracts, and intergovernmental transactions.
Primary enterprise for procure-to-pay application for the Department of Defense and its supporting agencies.
Information on DoD needs and how to register as a vendor to the military.
US Department of Transportation site with extensive marketing information package online.
Government page with links to procurement and acquisition sites listed by contracting activity.
Procurement procedures and contract opportunities.
Purchasing and Subcontracting opportunities for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Procurement opportunities from the Department of the Interior for FY 2019.
Department of Defense (DoD) office focused on doing business with small businesses, and businesses with certifications.
Office in the Air Force specializing in doing business with small businesses.
The U.S. Commercial Service Nebraska helps Nebraska businesses to get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.
Export.gov provides trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help U.S. companies expand in global markets.
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development, International team, works with Nebraska businesses to expand their international efforts, as well as foster international investments in the state.
The world’s leading resource for professionals in the Contract management field with over 20,000 members.
The NDIA is a membership association that promotes the best practices, policies, products, and technology in support of defense and national security.
Resources and training material for the world of public procurement.
NAGC is an association providing advocacy, education, business development, and services to member companies.
The ASBC exists to empower the growth of U.S. communities, companies, and people through government contracting.
The nation’s voice for hundreds of thousands of small business contractors.
Links to state procurement offices.
Listing of local centers.
The Federal Acquisition Regulation Site (FARSite)
List of upcoming CSO construction projects that are seeking contracting opportunities with small businesses.
One of four power marketing administrations within the Department of Energy (DoE) whose role is to market and transmit wholesale electricity from multi-use water projects.