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Get Assistance Selling to Government Agencies

Do you have a product or service you want to sell to federal, state, and local governments? The Oregon SBDC can help your small business enter the government marketplace.

Through our partnership with the Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP), we help small businesses navigate the government contracting process. GCAP services include matching businesses with contract opportunities from hundreds of nationwide network sources; training; hosting conferences; and offering free, confidential, one-on-one advising.

The Government Contract Assistance Program services include:

GCAP is part of the national APEX Accelerators network.

Benefits of Government Contracting

Becoming a government contractor can be a lucrative opportunity for small businesses. Government agencies buy all types of products and services, and winning one as a client can be a successful way to grow and scale your business.

How it works:

The process for how each government agency requests proposals, evaluates bids, and awards contracts may vary based on the agency. The one thing they all have in common is that consideration takes place on a level playing field. This means any bid from a qualified business can win the contract.  

Certain contracts, or specific tasks on larger contracts, are set aside exclusively for small businesses. There are also set-aside contacts for small businesses that fall into specific socioeconomic categories, like woman-owned or service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.

The process of becoming a government contractor can be complex but worth the effort. Contact any of our 20 regional Centers located statewide for assistance.