Federal Business Opportunities commonly known as Fed Biz Ops or FBO is a free web-based portal which allows vendors to review Federal Procurement Opportunities over $25,000.
Purpose: Federal Opportunities, Data Research
Who should register in Fed Biz Ops?
- Any business enterprise registered in the CCR that would like to search for federal procurement opportunities value at $25,000 or greater
What is required to register?
- Registered vendors should complete a standard business profile that include, DUNS, CAGE, and MPIN numbers
Who can access Fed Biz Ops?
SBA Hosts 14-City Matchmaker Conferences to Connect Small Businesses with Teaming and Federal Contract Opportunities
The U.S. Small Business Administration will host the fourth of its free Mentor-Protégé Matchmaking Conference series in Los Angeles, Calif., on March 21. The program gives small disadvantaged businesses access to guidance on federal contracting, face-to-face meetings and opportunities to team with larger businesses and graduates of the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program.
Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax on income that is not subject to withholding. This includes income from self-employment, interest, dividends, alimony, rent, gains from the sale of assets, prizes and awards. You also may have to pay estimated tax if the amount of income tax being withheld from your salary, pension, or other income is not enough.
Estimated tax is used to pay income tax and self-employment tax, as well as other taxes and amounts reported on your tax return. If you do not pay enough through withholding or estimated tax payments, you may be charged a penalty. If you do not pay enough by the due date of each payment period you may be charged a penalty even if you are due a refund when you file your tax return.
ORCA is an e-Government initiative that was designed by the Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) to replace the paper based Representations and Certifications (Reps and Certs) process.
Purpose: Client Research
Who should register in OCRA?
- A respondent to a government solicitation where a CCR registration is required
What is required to register?
- An active CCR registration
- A Marketing Partner ID (MPIN) from the Active CCR registration (a personal pin that allows CCR registrants to access other government applications such as Grants.gov and FBO.gov)
- Annual registration update is required
Who can access OCRA?
The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
The 8(a) Program is an essential instrument for helping socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. The programs helps thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs to gain a foothold in government contracting.