The following list of resources provides information concerning small business programs and free government websites that support opportunity research and marketing.
The following resources may be useful for starting or running a business, accessing government programs, business tools and a myriad of resources small businesses can use for government contracting support, especially in the federal government arena. These links are provided for informational purposes only and do not represent endorsement by General Dynamics.
Contains a vast amount of information and links to small business information.
Information on small business programs including links to other Department of Defense and federal agency small business pages.
Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) (Federal OSDBU Directors Interagency Council)
Contains a vast number of federal sites that have information on small business programs, contracts and acquisition information, directories, etc.
The Veterans Affairs Vendor Information Pages provides assistance to veteran-owned businesses. This web portal contains links to useful resources and information as well as the VA’s database of verified veteran-owned small businesses.
U.S. government official web portal that contains information for businesses and links to government statistics, small business offices and many other links of interest for doing business with the government.
Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program
Resources to George Mason University's Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program. This site has links to procurement technical assistance centers across the U.S.
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers are located throughout the U.S. and can provide assistance to small businesses in marketing products and services to the federal, state and local governments.
NAICS Codes (North American Industrial Classification System)
Provides information on size standards related to North American Industrial Classification System codes.
SBA Government Contracting Classroom
Selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector. SBA has created a series of free online contracting courses designed to help prospective and existing small businesses understand the basics about contracting with governmental agencies.
The resources below can help companies in researching government data and doing market research to support business and marketing plans, allowing companies to be opportunity-driven and better understanding where future opportunities in government contracting exist. These links are provided for informational purposes only and do not represent endorsement by General Dynamics.
Website for the federal acquisition community and the government's business partners. From this site you can access shared systems and tools to help you conduct business efficiently. It also provides a wealth of acquisition information including links to Federal Acquisition Regulation, FedBizOpps, Performance-Based Acquisition and a multitude of others.
This website provides a listing of agency procurement forecasts.
Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)
The FPDS provides access to federal government spending patterns and contract actions.
Provides access to government contract, grant and other award data.
FedBizOpps is the single government point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. This website allows you to research past government procurement trends and future opportunities.