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Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)

  • Upcoming PTAC workshops & events.
  • Counselling with Maine PTAC via eCenter Direct

How to Do Business With the Federal Government (SCORE Webinar).
This webinar will give you an overview of SBA small business program eligibilities and small business tools to assist in gaining access to federal procurements.

BidMatch Program (American Small Business Chamber of Commerce)
Small Business Assistance Programs

Small Business Set Aside
Helping small businesses compete for and win federal contracts.

Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program
Authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible women-owned small businesses. See also: The WOSB Advantage (SBA Course)

8(a) Business Development Program
Helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace.

HUBZone Program - Helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. See also The HUBZone Primer - Eligibility & Certification Requirements (SBA Course)


Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses - Provides procuring agencies with the authority to set acquisitions aside for exclusive competition among service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. See also: Contracting Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs (SBA Course)

Small Disadvantaged Businesses
Firms that are considered to be small disadvantaged businesses can compete for certain federal contracting opportunities.

For more information, please visit the SBA.

Government Business Opportunities

National Resources

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Local Resources

Contracting Resources for Small Businesses

System for Award Management (SAM)
Send your business "resume" to the government; register a business profile with the SAM system. Agencies can search for your business based on several factors, including capabilities, size, location, experience and ownership.

Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) database
Another 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. 

( Contract Opportunities
Can be used to find available procurement opportunities and their vendor requirements for all contracts valued over $25,000. 

GSA (U.S. General Services Administration) Schedules
Vendors can connect with a wide range of government opportunities.

Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation 
Repository of all federal contracting data for contracts in excess of $25,000. 
Source for information about government spending through contracts awarded by the federal government.
Agency Recurring Procurement Forecasts

For more detailed content, refer to Contracting Resources for Small Business from SBA.


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