The Vermont Bid Board is a searchable database of state, federal, municipal and private sector open and awarded contracts. You can also post and view bids, see awarded contracts and if you're a Vermont company, sign up for automatic notification bid notices.
For a list of advertised construction projects.
For a list of current bid opportunities.
The System for Award Management (SAM) is the official U.S. Government system for registering to do business with the federal government and review federal business opportunities. Registration at SAM.gov is 100% free.
The DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) is a web-based application that provides the capability to search for, view, and submit secure quotes and other procurement information for Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) items of supply.
This site is your link to the world of Navy Electronic Business Opportunities.
Vendors can connect with a wide range of government opportunities.
Connect with agency buying officers, prime contractors and other businesses through our nationally recognized partnerships and networking events.
Keep up to date on upcoming Matchmaker events in your area. A Matchmaker is a not-to-be-missed networking event where Vermont small businesses will have the opportunity to meet the procurement and prime contractors and representatives from state and federal government agencies in a series of 10-minute one-on-one appointments. Find out more.
VT PTAC is part of network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers throughout the US that share one common goal: to provide business with an understanding of the requirements of government contracting and the know-how to obtain and successfully perform federal state and local contracts.
APTAC is the professional organization of and for DLA-funded Procurement Technical Assistance Programs. Procurement Technical Assistance Centers have been established in almost every state to provide direct services to businesses. To locate a PTAC in another state or territory, visit the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC).
The Vermont Procurement Technical Center (VT PTAC) works closely with the National Guard Association of Vermont (NGA-VT) to strengthen the relationship between NGA-VT and the local business community in the National Guard Association of Vermont’s Corporate Partnership Program. Members of the Vermont National Guard are a citizen armed force. When activated they perform their mission and when inactive they work and live their lives in our communities. To date, members of our National Guard have agreed to assist Vermont companies in their efforts to attract Department of Defense (DoD) contracts. Over the last year, with a pilot group of six companies, National Guard personnel have assisted Vermont companies by assisting with networking, sales, and marketing.
The SBA has various available federal preference programs that may jump-start your federal contracting business. This effort is focused on creating an environment where maximum participation by small businesses. Available support includes financing, training, counseling, communication, and procurement and legislative policies. Click here to find out how you can take advantage of these federal preference programs.
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOSBC)
Veteran-Owned Small Business
Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program (HUBZone)
8(a) Business Development Program
Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
This program provides procurement preferences to Veteran-Owned and controlled small businesses, the business must be Verified as an eligible firm and be registered in the VIP database. For more information about the Vets First Verification Program visit https://www.va.gov/osdbu/verification/.
All counselors at the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) are certified by the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) to navigate the Vets First Verification Program. PTAC assists Veterans with determining if their business is eligible for the Vets First Contracting Program or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Program. Once eligibility is confirmed, PTAC can assist Veterans to market their SDVOSB or Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) status and understand SDVOSB and VOSB opportunities for government contracts. Veterans can learn about the requirements of the Vets First Contracting Program by contacting a PTAC counselor. PTAC offers services to Veterans free of charge.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. To locate a list of classification codes visit www.census.gov/naics/.
Federal product and service codes are used by the United States government to describe the products, services, and research and development purchased by the government. To locate a list of Federal Product Codes visit http://support.outreachsystems.com/resources/tables/pscs/
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Find out more. Contact a PTAC counselor for assistance.