The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) provide information, professional networking, comprehensive training opportunities and a voice in national government contracting assistance and policy arenas for businesses of all sizes.
Small Business Resources
The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) can help you assess your readiness and capabilities to fulfill the Government’s requirements.
Firms seeking bonding assistance may navigate to the National Association of Surety Bond Procedures (NASBP) website to obtain education, advocacy, networking and news information. To find bond procedures in your geographic area, navigate to the NASBP bond producer search webpage by clicking here.
FAA Bonding Requirements can be found by clicking here.
Note: If included in a SIR/contract, Payment and Performance Bond requirements can be found in AMS Clause 3.4.1-4 and 3.4.1-5.
Other Agency Resources
The following resource partners can assist you in pursuit of contract opportunities at all levels of Government: Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers
The General Services Administration, the federal government’s procurement expert, helps other federal agencies get the products, services, and consulting advice they need from federal and commercial sources.
The objective of the U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is to level the playing field by providing small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.
FAA Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s (OSDBU) mission is to ensure Small Business policies and goals of the Secretary of Transportation are implemented in a fair, efficient and effective manner. Visit the DOT OSDBU website and the resources found there. For more information visit the FAA Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program page.
The Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MS Excel) Liaison Officer list is comprised of the points of contact at airports around the country for procurement opportunities including those funded by the Airport Improvement Program funds. AIP funded projects generally include goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation.