Government Contracting News, Opportunities, and Resources
Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors
President Biden recently issued an Executive Order on Ensuring
Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, mandating vaccines for all federal employees and covered federal contractor employees.
You can find additional guidance here: Vaccinations
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Finding Government Contracting Opportunities
If you are looking to identify
Federal prime contractors, below you can see the ways to do your research:
Federal business opportunities for contractors are listed at
by all Federal agencies for solicitations over $25K​
Look for set-aside contracts for which your firm qualifies​
Respond to Sources Sought and Pre-Solicitations​
utilized by DOE, DHS, HUD, DOI, EPA, SBA, & SSA
For Smaller Requirements:​ Visit Acquisition Central’s Business Zone for Federal agency small business
information, business opportunities & contracting forecasts, www.acquisition.gov
As a business owner, do you want to sell your products and services to the Federal government?
Each year, the Federal Government awards about 10% of all Federal contract dollars, or roughly $50 billion in contracts, to Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB). To be recognized as an SDB by the Federal Government, you must register your business with the
federal government. You can do this
Getting recognized by the state of CA as a Small Disadvantaged Business is different than with the Federal Government. The state of CA recognition/certification is called the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification. You can do this
If you seek help with s Federal Government contracting or state of CA government contracting, including registrations and certifications, please contact the SBA’s local approved service-providers (see below).
Capital Financial Development Corporation
Bay Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Contracting assistance programs
The SBA provides several programs to help small businesses win federal contracts. Participating in these programs helps small businesses:
Win a fair share of federal contracts
Qualify for exclusive set-aside and sole-source contracts
Partner with established contractors to win contracts
Get business mentoring and education to learn how federal contracting works
The training events listed below are being offered by SBA, SBA resource partners, and other organizations working to help you build your business by selling to the government.
Paving Your Road to Success with Caltrans – A series of contracting and procurement training courses (WBC) 10/6 at 1:00 PM REGISTER
SBA Small Business Programs: Financing, Contracting, and Technical Assistance (SBA & BBB) 10/21 at 1:00 PM REGISTER
Federal Government Contracting – Did You Know? (WBC) 10/28 at 9:00 AM REGISTER
SBA’s participation or support is not an endorsement of any product, service, or entity.
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