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U.S. Department of the Interior Resources Available to Small Business. Small Business Workshop Nebraska NBDC PTAC July 15, 2011. Federal Contracting Facts The Federal government is one of the largest single sources of US Contracting opportunities for small businesses

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u s department of the interior resources available to small business

U.S. Department of the InteriorResources Available to Small Business

Small Business Workshop

Nebraska NBDC PTAC

July 15, 2011

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Federal Contracting Facts

  • The Federal government is one of the largest single sources of US Contracting opportunities for small businesses
  • Contracts exist for everything, from pens to weapons
  • The world’s largest buyer of goods and services is the Federal Government, with purchases totaling more than $500 billion per year
  • Federal agencies are required to establish contracting goals, with at least 23 percent of all government buying targeted to small firms
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Getting Started – Basic Questions

  • 1. Which government agencies buy my products and services?
  • 2. How do I get in touch with representatives for government agencies?
  • 3. How do I market to the government?
  • 4. Where can I find the resources available to help small businesses grow and succeed?
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Resources

  • Get to know DOI’s OSDBU Website.
  • Visit our website: www.doi.gov/osdbu
  • The web site offers a great amount of information to small businesses.
  • Designed to create an easily navigable resource.
  • From our web site you can access shared systems and tools to help you conduct business efficiently.
  • You you can learn about regulation, systems, opportunities, and training
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Resources

  • On our Website:
  • You will find topics including:
      • Capability Statement Worksheet (Sample)
      • DOI Budget for Fiscal Year 2012
      • DOI Subcontracting Program
      • Prime Contractors Directory
      • Sample Introduction Letter
      • Listing of Small Business Specialists
      • Forecast of Procurement Opportunities
      • Attend Webinar Training pertaining to doing business with the Department
      • Listing of Outreach Events
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Resources

  • Acquisition Central
  • Visit website: http://www.acquisition.gov/ for all things pertaining to acquisition
  • This website is for the federal acquisition community and the government’s business partners
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Resource

  • Acquisition Central
  • Visit website: http://www.acquisition.gov/ for all things pertaining to acquisition
  • This website is for the federal acquisition community and the government’s business partners
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Resources

Attend Conferences and Workshops for the purpose of Building Relationships and understanding more about your buyer!

DOI

YOU

Discover the Department’s Small Business Specialists (www.doi.gov/osdbu) to explore

Bureaus and Offices contracting needs!

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Resources

  • Identifying Contract Opportunities
  • Visit: www.fedbizopps.gov
    • Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) is the exclusive official source to identify federal contracts
    • From this website you can also identify upcoming outreach events being hosted by the federal Government
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Resources

  • Identifying Contract Opportunities
  • Visit: https://ideasec.nbc.gov/j2ee/forecast.jsp
    • DOI Forecast of Procurement Opportunities is the Department source to identify the bureaus and offices acquisition plans for the fiscal year. The website allows you to create a report to browse acquisition forecasts. You select forecasts by various query criteria to filter your search
    • DOI Business Opportunities is the Department source of Open Solicitations. You can query open solicitations.
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RESOURCE

Identifying Contract Opportunities

Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) is th exclusive official source to identify federal contracts

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Resources

  • Learn Federal Contracting Procedures
  • In order to win federal contracts, you will want/need to become familiar w/federal regulations
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • www.acquisition.gov/far
  • Subpart 8.4 – Federal Supply Schedules
  • Part 13 – Simplified Acquisitions
  • Part 14 – Sealed Bidding
  • Part 15 – Contracting by Negotiation
  • Part 19 – Small Business Programs
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Recap - Resources to keep in mind:

  • Visit Federal Websites
  • Attend Conferences and Workshops
  • Get involved with Networking Sessions
  • Participate in Webinars
  • Pay attend to Agency’s Budget Plans
  • Stay aware of current events that might lead to contracting opportunities
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U.S. Department of the Interior

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

202-208-3493 (Phone)

1-877-375-9927 (Toll-Free)

202-208-7444 (Fax)

www.doi.gov/osdbu

doi_osdbu@ios.doi.gov