Getting Started with Government Contracting

OBAN (Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network)

OBAN provides marketing and technical assistance to Oklahoma businesses interested in selling products and services to federal, state, local and tribal governments. The primary purpose of OBAN is to create jobs and expand the economy in Oklahoma by providing specific, valuable resources to Oklahoma businesses.

Click here to register

 

NAICS and Product Service Code resources

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

Product and Service Codes (PSC) are used to describe products, services, and research and development (R&D) purchased by the federal government.

 

Government market sites and resources

 

Federal

Dun & Bradstreet (D&B)

Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) provides a D-U-N-S Number (Data Universal Numbering System), a unique nine digit identification number, for each physical location of your business. D-U-N-S Number assignment is FREE for all businesses required to register with the US Federal government for contracts or grants.

Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S Request Service for US Federal Government Contractors and Assistance Awardees

SAM

The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government where businesses register to do business with the U.S. government. There is NO cost to use SAM.

Register to do business with the U.S. government for free directly from the following site.

SAM.gov

Dynamic Small Business Search

The Small Business Administration maintains the Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) database. As a small business registers in the System for Award Management, there is an opportunity to fill out your small business profile. The information provided populates DSBS. DSBS is tool contracting officers use to identify potential small business contractors for upcoming contracting opportunities. Small businesses can also use DSBS to identify other small businesses for teaming and joint venturing.

Dynamic Small Business Search Database

Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation

Government agencies are responsible for collecting and reporting data on federal procurements through the Federal Procurement Data System–Next Generation (FPDS-NG).

The federal government uses the reported data to measure and assess the impact of federal procurement on the nation’s economy, learn how awards are made to businesses in various socioeconomic categories, understand the impact of full and open competition on the acquisition process, and address changes to procurement policy.

Contracting Officers (COs) must submit complete reports on all contract actions, as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

FPDS.gov

USAspending.gov

USAspending.gov is the publicly accessible, searchable website mandated by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 to give the American public access to information on how their tax dollars are spent.

USAspending.gov

FedBizOpps.gov (FBO)

FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry 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. Through one portal – FedBizOpps (FBO) – commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.

FedBizOpps.gov

FedConnect – The Government Acquisition and Grants Portal

FedConnect helps over 100,000 vendors and grant applicants, find, respond to and win opportunities for contracts, grants, and other types of assistance funding. FedConnect goes beyond the basic features of those systems to provide full lifecycle support including the ability to post opportunities, receive responses, deliver awards, and communicate throughout the pre-award, award, and post-award phases using FedConnect’s secure 2-way messaging.

FedConnect

FedBid.com

FedBid is an online marketplace connecting sellers to federal and commercial opportunities.

FedBid

GSA (Assistance for Small Business)

The Office of Small Business Utilization connects small businesses with people and resources to help them grow.

GSA — Assistance for Small Business

 

State

OMES (Office of Management and Enterprise Services)

The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is a government agency which manages and supports the basic functioning of the government of Oklahoma. Under the leadership of the Oklahoma Secretary of Finance, Administration and Information and Technology, OMES provides financial, property, purchasing, human resources and information technology services to all state agencies, and assists the Governor of Oklahoma on developing the annual State budget.

OMES

OMES Central Purchasing

OMES Construction and Properties

Solicitations Public Search Utility

 

Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT)

Doing Business

Programs and Projects

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

 

Conferences

2017 FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) Small Business Industry Day (April 12, 2017)

On Wednesday, April 12, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m., Central Time, the FAA Small Business Development Program Group (ACQ-021) will host a Small Business Industry Day/Outreach Event at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC), located one mile west of Will Rogers Airport, in Oklahoma City, OK. 73169. The MMAC is a centralized support facility for the FAA providing Certification, Logistics, Enterprise Services, Engineering, Aviation Medical, and Human Factors Research, Standards, and Training Support. This event will include requirement briefings from MMAC, and Tenant Program Organizations, and one-on-one matchmaking sessions with FAA Procurement Officials. This Small Business Outreach Event is only open to American Small Businesses registered in the U.S. Federal Contractor Registration System (SAM). Small Businesses interested in attending the 2017 FAA MMAC Small Business Industry Day must submit an email with the names of their company representatives (Only two (2) per company), and the MMAC program/tenant organizations they would like to meet with during the Matchmaking Session (See list of participating organizations with program descriptions attached) to gerald.a.lewis@faa.gov, not later than March 13, 2017. NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 

ICBS Show (August 30-31, 2017)

Attend ICBSSHOW 2017 to gain insights with presentations and panels featuring experts in government procurement. You’ll also gather business intelligence your business needs to increase your share of the lucrative government market.

Attendees have great access to government agencies, prime contractors, and tribes that are diversifying their vendor base.

ICBSSHOW 2017 brings together business people with buyers and business trainers for two days of education and networking. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, meet new business clients and potential teaming  partners. Join your colleagues and competitors at this fast-paced business summit.

 

Tinker and the Primes (August 21-23, 2017)

Tinker and the Primes has developed a reputation for attracting hundreds of aerospace, defense and government contracting businesses and organizations from across North America and beyond.

 

ODOT DBE Conference (February)

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Civil Rights Division’s annual conference for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE). This free event is a valuable networking opportunity for DBE firms, contractors, subcontractors, cities, municipalities, and all those that do work with the federal government.