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Procurement Matching, Contracting Opportunities

  • Submitted on 08 March 2017

    Each year, procurement from World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank-financed projects generate thousands of contract awards annually and provide opportunities for U.S. consultants, advisors and suppliers. 

    Did You Know...

    • The World Bank implemented procurement reforms in 2016, moving from a 'lowest cost' to a 'fit for purpose' and 'value for money' model
    • World Bank operations totaled $60 billion in 2015
    • The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has 26 member countries, all in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Submitted on 03 March 2017

    ConsultingThe U.S. Small Business Administration’s Procurement Center Representatives (PCRs) assist small businesses in obtaining federal contracts through six area offices across the U.S. and its territories. PCRs view many acquisition and procurement strategies before they are announced.

    This enables them to influence opportunities that should be set-aside for small business concerns including all socio-economic categories of 8(a) (Small Disadvantaged Businesses), Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged WOSB (EDWOSB), Service-connected Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDV), and Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small businesses. As a result of this privilege they fall under the Procurement Integrity Act (PIA) and cannot divulge pre-solicitation information.

  • Submitted on 06 February 2017

    Multiple Webinars happening on February 7

  • Submitted on 26 January 2017

    Government Contracting 101, Part 1: An Introduction to Federal Contracting (Webinar)
    February 1, 2017

    This webinar provides an overview of the Federal Government contracting process. It is designed for Small Business Concerns that are new to the world of federal procurement. We will focus on 10 Simple Steps to get started in Government contracting including: how to   determine if Federal Contracting is right for your business, choosing your MANICS Code(s) and registering in SAM/DOSS.

    Register at

  • Submitted on 06 December 2016

    U.S. Federal Government contracts represent a tremendous sales and revenue opportunity for small businesses.

    Here are five steps to get started as a contractor:

    1. Qualifying as a Small Business
      You may take it for granted that your company is a "small business". The distinction is important if you wish to register for government contracting as a small business.

  • Submitted on 01 July 2016

    Created on July 1, 2016

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to sell your products or services to the federal government? Perhaps you've attended a workshop on doing business with the government at some point in the past. Maybe you even heard about the billions of dollars the U.S. Government spends every year buying goods and services from entrepreneurs just like you.

    At this week’s Essence Festival, MBDA is offering panels and technical assistance to help demystify this process.  At our Leap. Run. Grow slate of business development sessions, I’m eager to connect with emerging and established entrepreneurs. The panel I am moderating on July 1 is focused on government contracts, and it is titled, “Are You Ready to Do Business with the Federal Government?”

  • Submitted on 29 April 2016

    Created on April 29 , 2016

    What creates two out of three net new American jobs; produces close to half of our nation’s goods and services (nonfarm private GDP); and can be found, coast to coast, in every small town, big city and rural enclave?

    The 28 million small businesses that propel our economy forward and define our national entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Submitted on 13 November 2015

    Created on November 13, 2015

    Digital ResourcesOn October 1 the Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU) updated their web resources with a more diagnostic approach to helping companies understand the steps to working with GSA. takes the information that small businesses need and provides it in bite-sized pieces that are easy to process. The landing page provides a virtual door for each business in every step of the process!

    For example, if a company is new to the government they are encouraged to watch a series of short videos to help them determine if working with GSA is the right next step.  If the business has worked with the government before, they may only be looking to pursue and win business or maybe how to maintain and renew their contract.

  • Submitted on 23 September 2015

    Created on September 23, 2015

    The Doing Business With GSA Video Series gives small businesses the opportunity to learn more about doing business with the federal government when it’s convenient for them.

  • Submitted on 15 September 2015

    Created on September 15, 2015

    Federal ContractingThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued a final rule authorizing federal agencies to award sole-source contracts to women-owned small businesses eligible for the Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program. Effective October 14, 2015, the rule levels the playing field for women-owned small businesses across the federal contracting marketplace.

    “Women-owned businesses are growing three times faster than their counterparts, yet the federal government has not achieved its goal of awarding 5 percent of federal contracts to women.  By granting contracting officers this new authority to award sole-source contracts to women-owned businesses, SBA is taking a major step forward in leveling the playing field and supporting our country’s dynamic female entrepreneurs,” said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. “After all, if we want a more diverse supply chain, Uncle Sam needs to lead by example.”


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