Government Contracting Resources
Government Contracting Resources
Whether you are a small business getting started in government contracting or a large business looking for new opportunities, these links can help you understand more about the government procurement process.
Helps small businesses understand legal requirements and locate government services from federal, state and local agencies
Business Partner Network
The "single source for vendor data for the Federal Government"; offers search capabilities for federal databases
Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
Offers free online courses for military and civilian personnel on a variety of defense contracting topics
Dun & Bradstreet
Free registration to receive a D-U-N-S Number; required to compete for government procurements
Centralized search for all U.S. Federal Government opportunities
A government contracts resource site for small businesses (not government-affiliated)
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
Comprehensive guide to regulations for federal procurement; for Department of Defense procurements, DFARS compliance is also required
Sales resources, tools and workshops to support working in the federal sector; includes a Free Content section focused on GSA information (not government-affiliated)
Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development
Offers workforce training, financing and other services to state businesses (regional to Md.)
Minority Business Development Agency (MDBA)
Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce; the only U.S. Federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
Assists businesses in finding industry product or service classification codes, which are required for proposals
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA "helps Americans start, build and grow businesses"
System for Award Management (SAM) - formerly Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
Consolidated database for Federal procurement systems; registration required to receive a contract award
Tech Council of Maryland
Represents more than 500 member companies; offers educational programs including government contracting workshops (regional to Md.)
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
The GSA site is a good starting point, offering many resources for businesses on government contracting and the GSA schedule
Frederick, Maryland Resources
These links are provided for businesses launching or planning to grow in or near Frederick, Md.
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
Supports, retains and fosters the growth of existing businesses in Frederick County and attracts new businesses; site selection, data and tax incentives are offered on the website
Frederick Small Business Development Center
Assists entrepreneurs with business needs, whether they are looking for start-up assistance, financing or seeking to expand; free counseling and workshops are available
A view of Carroll Creek in Baker Park, Frederick, Md.
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The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development also offers a handy list of business resources.