The following links to U.S. government sites can help you learn more about federal contracting:
Federal Business Opportunities
FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet.
Federal Procurement Data Service
The Federal Procurement Data Service (FPDS) contains statistical data about U.S. Government Executive Branch procurement contract transactions awarded since October 1, 1978. Every year, the Federal Executive Branch spends approximately $200 billion to buy goods and services. The FPDS summarizes who bought what, from whom, and where. The FPDS does not contain information about current procurement opportunities.
Office of Management and Budget
OMB’s predominant mission is to assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and to supervise its administration in Executive Branch agencies. In addition, OMB oversees and coordinates the Administration’s procurement, financial management, information, and regulatory policies.
USA.gov is the official U.S. gateway to all government information. Their powerful search engine and ever-growing collection of topical and customer-focused links connects you to millions of web pages — from the federal government, local and tribal governments and foreign nations around the world. FirstGov.gov can search more than 186 million web pages from federal and state governments, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Most of these pages are not available on commercial websites. USA.gov has the most comprehensive search of government anywhere on the Internet.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Created by Congress in 1976, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government. Its 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.
U.S. General Services Administration
GSA secures the buildings, products, services, technology, and other workplace essentials federal agencies need. 13,000 GSA associates support over one million federal workers located in 8,000 government-owned and leased buildings in 2,000 U.S. communities and overseas.
Acquisition Central is the ultimate resource for government acquisition information. Acquisition Central offers Agency Recurring Procurement Forecasts, a Contractor Directory, and information on Federal Acquisition Regulation.
The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Government system that consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. There is NO fee to register for this site.
The FedWorld.gov web site is a gateway to government information. FedWorld was established by The National Technical Information Service (NTIS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, to serve as the online locator service for a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the Federal Government. This service assists agencies and the public in electronically locating Federal Government information, from both within the NTIS repository and outside of NTIS.
U.S. Government Printing Office
The U.S. Government Printing Office disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government. In addition, the GPO offers the Business and Contracting Opportunities. In order to meet its dissemination needs, GPO purchases and outsources to private sector businesses.
ACQWeb is the online home of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics and contains information about acquisition law, policy, regulations, and procedures pertaining to the DoD.