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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.

Agencies:
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 www.sba.gov

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 www.doc.gov/osdbu

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 www.gsa.gov/oed

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 http://bdnet.access.gpo.gov/index.html

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. http://pronet.sba.gov

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