Government Contracting

Helping Businesses Thrive and Grow

Each year, our government spends billions of dollars in goods and services purchases from private firms. Under the Small Business Act, federal agencies conduct a variety of procurements that are reserved exclusively for small business participation. Your business can grow with the addition of selling to the Government. Contact an SBDC Coach to learn how!


Helpful Documents

Doing Business with the U.S. General Services Administration Booklet (PDF)

Vendor’s Guide to Doing Business with the State of Idaho (PDF)


Online Resources

About Government Contracting

General SBA information on getting started with contracting.

Central Contractor Registration (CCR) – Gain access to federal contracting opportunities for small businesses by creating a profile.

Federal Business Opportunities – Browse government project requests for bids to find opportunities for your business.

Acquisition Central – is an E-Gov Initiative that aggregates federal acquisition content by providing one website for regulations, systems, resources, opportunities, and training.  The website was designed to create an easily navigable resource to share the efforts to achieve its vision of more efficient and transparent practices through better use of information, people, processes and technology.

Federal Business Opportunities – Browse government project requests for bids to find opportunities for your business.

Government Financing: The Pros and Cons of performance based payments

Idaho Purchasing – Businesses are encouraged to access this website where up-to-date information about bidding opportunities, state purchasing personnel, purchasing rules and other purchasing related information is displayed.

The Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) – A database of the purchasing needs for government agencies.

SicommNet – Register for free in order to bid on contracts with the State of Idaho.

City of Coeur d’Alene Bid Solicitation – This web site contains information on the City’s projects that go out to bid.

City of Sandpoint Bid Opportunities & Request for Proposal

Dept. of Defense Contracts – The DOD contracts page posts announcements of contract awards at 5:00 PM each business day.

Subcontracting Opportunities Directory – brought to you by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Subcontracting Directory for Small Business – brought to you by the US General Services Administration (GSA).