Navigating Government Contracts

There are many resources available to assist with the process and procedures of doing business with every level of government.  Explore these links by clicking the button below.

Contract Resources

  1. Small Business Specialists, Dept. of the Interior
  2. Small Business Specialists, Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
  3. Small Business Specialists, Coast Guard
  4. Small Business Specialists, U.S. DOT
  5. Small Business Specialists, Dept. of Homeland Security
  6. Federal SADBU (an explanation of basic programs available through the Dept. of Defense for small, disadvantaged and women-owned businesses)
  7. Business USA (resources, events, and government programs for for small businesses and exporters)
  8. FedBizOpps (the place where the federal government announces all of its contracts valued at more than $25,000; register her to conduct advanced searches)
  9. USA Gov (the U.S. government’s official web search site)
  10. SDVOSB Joint Venture Requirements (terms required in a joint venture involving a service-disabled veteran-owned small business)
  11. Veteran-Owned Business Registration (the VA’s vendor registration system for veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses)
  12. SAM Quick Start Guide
  13. SAM (System for Acquisition Management, includes the centralized, electronic registration process for vendors that want to do business with the federal government, formerly known as Central Contractor Registration, as well as ORCA, the Online Representations and Certifications Application, the primary federal government repository for all of your company’s required representations and certifications)
  14. WOSB program (guide to the Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program)
  15. HUBZone Locator Tool (type in an address to determine whether it is located in a HUBZone)
  16. HUBZone (guide to the Small Business Administration’s HUBZone program)
  17. Joint Venture Guidelines (SBA’s rules on 8(a) mentor-protege joint venture agreements)
  18. 8(a) Mentor-Protege Rules (SBA’s rules on what written mentor-protege agreements must contain)
  19. Net Worth Determination (determine your net worth to qualify for 8(a) program using SBA Form 413)
  20. 8(a) program (guide to the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) business development program)
  21. Small Business Size Standards (use these tables to determine whether your business is a small business)
  22. FSC/PSC search (listing and search engine for Federal Supply Codes and Product Service Codes; needed to complete registration in CCR)
  23. NAICS codes (guide to the uniform, industry-wide classification system for statistical reporting of all economic activities of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico; NAICS codes are needed to register in CCR for federal contracting)
  24. DUNS Number (online application to obtain a DUNS number)
  25. Subcontracting Opportunities
  26. Employer Identification Number (apply for an EIN online)
  27. Dynamic Small Business Search
  28. NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Development Council)
  29. WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council)
  30. Office Of Supplier Diversity (OSD)
  31. DelDot’s DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program)
  32. Small Business Administration(SBA)
  33. City of Wilmington – DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise)