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Getting Started with Government Contracting

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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.

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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


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


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.

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).

USAspending 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. (FBO) 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.

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.



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

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


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 Central Purchasing

OMES Construction and Properties

Solicitations Public Search Utility

Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT)

Doing Business

Programs and Projects

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program


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.