If you'd like to do business with FEMA or another government agency, we have tips and resources to find opportunities.
1. Promote Your Services in Government-Wide Databases
FEMA uses the System For Award Management (SAM) database. Registering with this database will allow FEMA and other federal agencies to locate your business.
2. Federal Business Opportunities Website
FBO.gov has been moved to beta.SAM.gov and is now known as Contract Opportunities. Beta.SAM.gov is now the authoritative location for finding contract opportunities. It is a free web-based portal which allows vendors to review Federal Procurement Opportunities over $25,000. You will also find subcontractor, award notifications, supplier and teaming opportunities on beta.SAM.gov.
Direct all questions regarding the use of beta.sam.gov to the Federal Service Desk (FSD) at 1-866-606-8220.
3. Accept the Government Credit Card
The purpose of the Government Purchase Card is to simplify the administrative effort associated with procuring goods and services under the micro-purchase threshold.
4. Promote Your Business in Electronic Catalogs
GSA Advantage and other electronic commerce initiatives will allow you to list your product(s)/service(s) for government browsing.
5. Link Your Catalog Listing to Your Website
Having a website will allow interested buyers to access additional information regarding your company after reviewing product descriptions.
6. Make Your Website Sell
Brag on your experience and past performance record, as well as your product listing and financial stability.
7. Pursue State Opportunities
Federal grants to the states make up half an agency’s budget in some cases.
8. Team, Partner or Form a Joint Venture
If you are strong in one business area, but inexperienced in another, find a subcontractor or teaming partner who can compensate in your areas of weakness.
Making the right connection can take time.