PTAC - Selling to Federal Government
Market Research: Solicitation, Drawing and Specification Research
Market research is required to determine whether the government is purchasing goods and services that your company sells. You can conduct your own research by entering keywords into the following search engines. The DIBBS Board will also, if available, provide technical drawings and specs.
Search Federal Government Solicitations:
DLA Internet Bid Board System DIBBS - a web-based application that provides the capability to search for, view, and submit secure quotes on Requests For Quotations (RFQs) for items of supply included in the DLA Business System Modernization (BSM) Program. DIBBS also allows users to search and view Request For Proposals (RFPs), Invitations For Bid (IFBs), Awards and other procurement information related to BSM.
Acquisition Streamlining Standardization Information System, also known as ASSIST On-Line, is a robust and comprehensive website providing access to current information associated with federal and military specifications and standards in management of the Defense Standardization Program (DSP). Managed by the DoD Single Stock Point Philadelphia (DDSSO), Assist provides public access to the standardization process over the Internet. Assist On-Line is the exclusive source for DoD standards and specifications.
Federal Acquisition Jumpstation - list of federal procurement sites:
Federal Government Spending By Group - To determine the dollar amount that the federal government is purchasing by product/service group, click on the link below.
Another excellent source for spending research:
Used to provide the public with information about how their tax dollars are spent:
Defense Supply Centers –
Defense Logistics Agency DLA Land and Maritime (DSCC) - Purchases spare parts and end items for Maritime and Land-Based weapons systems.
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support (Formerly DSCP) - Purchases food, clothing and textiles, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and general and industrial items in support of America
Defense Logistics Agency Aviation (Formerly DSCR) - Purchases spare parts and end items for Lead for aircraft weapon systems. Center's warfighters worldwide
Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO)
DITCO is responsible for acquiring communications service and information technology needed by the Department of Defense and other federal agencies to support the joint warfighter.
Defense Commissary Agency
The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCa) is headquartered in Fort Lee Virginia and has over 28 retail locations worldwide. These locations sell a variety of groceries, services and electronics. On average compared to commercial pricing military personal save 30% by shopping at commissaries.
Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
The DCMA provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.
FAR part 19 & 52 outlines the requirements for preparing a small business plan - prepared by large companies only. Small businesses do not have to complete a small business plan.
Any time a large company (prime contractor) gets an award valued over $650,000.00, (and any construction contact in value of $1,500,000.00) they must have a small business plan written in their proposal. This "small business plan" says they intend to do their best and subcontract down 23% to small businesses, and within that 23% there are certain socio-economic groups they look at even closer for goals:
5% to small disadvantaged business
5% to women-owned small business
3% hubzone small business
3% service-disabled veteran-owned small business
SUB-Net is used by prime contractors to post subcontract opportunities. You can search for subcontracting opportunities by naics, keyword or solicitation.
Prime Contractor's Lists
TACOM Prime Contractor List - The US Tank and Armament Command (TACOM) generates, provides and sustains mobility and survivability for US and allied soldiers.
Parties Excluded from Federal Contracting
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Join The Bid Match Service
The Muskegon Area First PTAC can automatically match your company's product or service with daily bid notices that report what the government is buying or planning to buy.
If you would like to find out more information on the Bid Match Program, please contact the PTAC office at 231.722.3751.