If you did tell us about your experience. If you haven't, ask about your free business assessment. We'd really like to hear how you're doing. Please consider sending an update to the consultant or team member you worked with.


See Local Spending Trends & Statistics for the past calendar year. You can also view where dollars have been spent anywhere in the US.

Step 9: Find Contract Opportunities


Government Procurement Online

It's important to become familiar with government procurement policies and websites for those agencies and jurisdictions you would like to do business with. That may be dictated by geography, business capability, procurement activity, or personal preference. Here are a number of websites to get you started.

WACommerce Bid-Match Platform

WACommerce Platform is a Leads Resource for Federal, State, Local & Private contracts, subcontracts and direct sales opportunities all in one website. Our focus is "Bringing Business To Washington & Keeping Local Dollars Local" when contracts are won from out of state, we try and assist members in becoming subcontractors where possible... The Platform gathers all Federal & the greatest number of state contracts through a central portal. For a nominal fee, members can create subcontracts, locate other businesses to partner & secure contracts, search for skilled workers, find products available to support their business and more... Suppliers & Vendors can offer their products and services to members on the platform.

You can register for a free trial period to set up a detailed search profile that matches your business capabilities.



Fedbizopps (FBO)

FBO is the single government point-of-entry website for all federal solicitations
over $25,000, allowing commercial business suppliers to search, monitor and retrieve federal opportunities. You can register for free to set up a detailed search profile that matches your business capabilities. http://www.fbo.gov


State Of Washington Purchasing

The state is interested in doing business with a variety of customers. Procurements above $50,000 are generally posted to the state's Online Public Notice system. Procurements below $50,000 ($100,000 for construction) generally require the solicitation of only 3 quotes or informal proposals-therefore, you should market your goods or services directly to the various state agencies. Download the bidder's packet at http://www.des.wa.gov/Pages/default.aspx


The Builders Exchange

The Plans Room serves as Washington's informational resource for the construction industry, providing plans and specs online as well as a wide variety of services online. http://www.bxwa.com.


Small Business Dynamic Search (DSBS)

Contracting officers use the DSBS as a source for vendors that are certified in
SBA's 8(a) Business Development program, HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program and Small Disadvantaged Business programs. You can, however, also use it to determine potential competitors or partners.

Many federal agencies maintain their own website listings of procurement opportunities in addition to posting them on FedBizOpps. Contact the small business liaison for the agency you wish to do business with.