Get In The Game

How to take advantage of public procurement opportunities

$59.95). Provides a clear and accessible guide for small business entrepreneurs and managers for writing effective contract proposals.

SBA Office of Minority Enterprise Development. Qualifies minority businesses for the 8(a) Business Development Program and Small Disadvantaged Business Program. 202-205-6416

Small Business Administration. Regional offices provide information on government contracting such as procurement contacts, writing proposals and financing. 800-827-5722 or

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of Commerce. Maintains an online database of Commerce Department contracting opportunities for small businesses. 202-482-1472 or

U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Enterprise Development. Conducts monthly seminars on government contracting for minority businesses and publishes Government Business Daily, which lists procurement opportunities. 202-501-1021 or

Commerce Business Daily, which lists procurement opportunities for small businesses, is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office by calling 888-293-6498 or online at

Electronic Commerce/Electronic Data Interchange (EC/EDI). An electronic commerce network of select government agencies that issue requests for quotations, receive quotations and issue purchase orders up to $100,000 for contracts. 800-334-3414

Procurement Marketing and Access Network (PRO-Net). An electronic search engine for contracting officers, marketing tool for small firms and link to procurement opportunities and information.

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