Government Contracting Assistance
Are you interested in learning more about government contracting opportunities, and/or selling goods and services to federal, state and local government? Contact the ND SBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) to determine if government procurement is right for your business.
- Government Contracting Assistance
- Finding Opportunities in the government marketplace
- Customized, complimentary Bidmatch Reports
- Solicitation reviews and market research
- Educational workshops and webinars
Apply For Government Contracting Preference Programs
Procurement counselors can help to position your business for marketing your goods and services to government agencies, by providing assistance with applying for several small business preference programs and certifications, including: Veteran-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Woman-Owned, HUBZone, Small Disadvantaged, 8(a), and Buy-Indian.
Identifying Unique Business Opportunities
Procurement counselors are equipped to set up Bidmatch profiles customized to search Federal, State and Local opportunities based on your company’s keywords, geographical area and commodity codes. Bidmatch will automatically search government websites and send an email to the client, every day there is a matching result.
Individualized Procurement Assistance
Once a client identifies a bidding opportunity, SBDC can help navigate the solicitation process, and the regulations required if a contract is awarded. Procurement counselors will lead the client through this process by aiding with essential documentation and forms required by the purchasing agency.
Comprehensive Contract Management Training
Procurement counselors, along with other government contracting professionals, conduct several training workshops, online webinars and seminars at various locations around the state. Most topics discussed are related to federal and state government contracting requirements, including all certifications and registrations needed in order to provide a responsive bid.
Federal Procurement Registrations
Clients looking to sell within the federal marketplace are required to register on the System for Award Management (SAM) website. SAM is the official government system consolidating the capabilities of former systems: CCR, FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS registrations. Procurement counselors can assist clients with registering, but will require business-specific data to complete the process.
Profitable In-State Procurement Opportunities
North Dakota’s State Procurement Office provides comprehensive purchasing services for all State Agencies. Procurement counselors can assist clients with the steps necessary to obtain registration with the State Procurement Office, and to obtain the product/services commodity codes relevant to their business specialty.