Government Contracting Factsheets

These factsheets provide guidance, information, and resources to help you find opportunities and navigate the federal marketplace.

Small Business Resources [PDF - 346 KB]

Provides essential web-based resources and tools for doing business with the federal government, understanding how to access funding and small business loans, along with helping small businesses find future contracting opportunities.

Succeed with the System for Award Management (SAM.gov) Data Bank [PDF - 821 KB]

Supports small businesses using the data bank on SAM.gov to conduct market research, generate reports, understand purchasing trends in the federal marketplace, and develop a data-driven marketing plan.

How to Respond to Pre-Award Notices [PDF - 906 KB]

Guides small businesses with understanding the importance of responding to Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and Sources Sought Notices and provides tips and best practices for preparing responses that meet government requirements.

Marketing to Federal Customers: What Every Small Business Should Know [PDF - 688 KB]

Outlines effective tips and strategies to capture federal opportunities and develop a solid federal marketing plan, which is a key element to success in federal contracting.

Use the GSA Forecast Tool to Find Contracting Opportunities [PDF - 1024 KB]

Provides information on navigating the Forecast of Contracting Opportunities tool to support small businesses with finding potential contracting opportunities.

Last Reviewed: 2022-09-06