Resources and Tools

DOT FedBizOpps Opportunities

Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) is the primary location to identify active federal contract opportunities over $25,000 allowing small business concerns to search for federal procurement opportunities. Visitors are encouraged to register with FedBizOpps to receive automatic email announcements on upcoming procurement opportunities, sources sought, etc. 

Essential Links for Small Business

  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Certifications – Programs designed to help small and disadvantaged firms to compete effectively for procurements where, to receive these benefits, the firm has to first receive formal certification from the SBA.
  • Veterans Business Development Programs (VBDP) – Programs designed to help veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned firms compete through business development.
  • System for Award Management (SAM) – Primary vendor database for the federal government that collects, validates, stores and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions.
  • Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) – Offers public users unprecedented access to the spending patterns of the Federal government - at no cost. 
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) – Federal regulation that codifies uniform policies for acquisition of supplies and services by all federal executive agencies.
  • GSA Schedule Overview – Available to all government agencies to use as a procurement vehicle, the GSA Schedule can streamline the procurement process for both vendors and government agencies.
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) – A series of number codes that attempts to classify all business establishments by the types of products or services they make available.
  • USASpending.gov – Provides citizens with easy access to Government contract, grant and other award data in an easy to use and searchable format.
  • Small Business Size Standards - Size standards define the largest size a business can be to participate in government contracting programs and compete for contracts reserved for small businesses. Size standards vary by industry, and are generally based on the number of employees or the amount of annual receipts the business has.
Updated: Monday, April 16, 2018
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