The following is a list of resources that current and potential Subcontractors & Contractors can use to help do business with the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies. Also see DoD Business Website Links

Procurement Technical Assistances Centers
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) are charged with assisting businesses in learning how to do business with federal, state, and local governments. PTACs are a local resource available at no or nominal cost that can provide assistance to business firms in marketing their products and services. They offer training to businesses on how to research and bid on contracts, assist with registration requirements, provide bid-matching services, and assist with pre and post contracting issues

Small Business Specialists
Small Business Specialists serve as the primary liaison between private-sector small businesses seeking to do business with government agencies. Specialists advise small businesses regarding current acquisitions contracts available from the federal government.   Prime Contractors and Subcontractors with Subcontracting Plans This FY 2010 directory includes POC information for all DoD large business prime contractors and subcontractors with Subcontracting Plans. This report is generated from information contained in the Summary Subcontract Report submitted by the contractors in the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System. The information includes the name and address of the company; the major products/services provided to DoD; the major NAICS of the company; and the name and phone number of the company’s official who administers the company’s Subcontracting Plan. Many companies have websites with additional information which may be useful in your search for subcontracting opportunities or teaming arrangements.

US Small Business Administration – Counseling and Training
The SBA provides small business counseling, mentoring and training through a variety of programs and resource partners, located strategically around the country. Training consists of:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Business Planning
  • Starting a Business
  • Business Management
  • Government Contracting
  • Surviving a Slow Economy
  • Marketing and Advertising

DAU Small Business Community of Practice
The DAU has established a community of practice for small business that helps them gain a better understanding of doing business with the DoD. It provides information on training, regulations and policy, subcontracting, programs, eSRS, and much more.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
DFAS provides some resource and training on computer systems that the DoD uses to process payment and information. The main computers systems that needs to be known to a business are:

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