There are many opportunities as a business owner to sell products and services to the federal, state, and local governments. The federal government is a huge marketplace for goods and services and can be quite confusing to navigate. Between the many federal government agencies and the military, the federal government spends around $350 billion annually. Businesses interested in selling goods and / or services to the federal government will need to register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR).
There are numerous federal certifications that business can receive based on location and ownership.
The UMW-SBDC hosts one-on-one personalized government contracting assistance consultations with advisors from the Virginia Department of Business Assistance and the Central Virginia Procurement Assistance Center.
Businesses interested in doing business with the Commonwealth of Virginia will need to register with eVA, Virginia’s online, electronic procurement system.
Businesses that are considered small and/or owned by minorities or women, can register through the state as SWaM (Small Woman-Owned and Minority) businesses.
King George County does not have a Vendor Registration process, or maintain a Preferred Vendors, Vendors, or Bidders List.