Small Business Administration Website

Key Information

What is Government Contracting?

This section on the SBA.gov website -- What is Government Contracting? -- has four subsections:  Overview, SBA's Role in Government Contracting, Your Responsibilities as a Contractor, Contracting Regulations for Small Businesses.

Getting Started as a Contractor

Here is an excellent step-by-step discussion of -- Getting Started as a Contractor. This section is divided into five sections: Qualifying as a Small Business, Determine Your NAICS Code, Get a D-U-N-S Number, and Register for Government Contracting.

Finding Government Customers

In Finding Government Customers, the three sections designed to help small businesses find these government customers are: Contracting Resources for Small Businesses, Subcontracting, and See Agency Small Business Scorecard.

Resources for Small Businesses

In Resources for Small Businesses, one section is particularly useful: Government Contracting Classroom. This classroom offers free online course to understand the basics of government contracting.

Government Contracting Programs

Government Contracting Programs is a particularly valuable section on the SBA website as it defines small business set asides as well as the different small business programs: What is a Small Business Set Aside?, Women-Owned Small Businesses, 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone Program, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, and All Small Mentor-Protege Programs.

For Contracting Officials

This section -- For Contracting Officials -- gives information to help these officials understand the ins and outs of the SBA programs.