May 5, 2016
GSA launches contract database for small businesses
Source: Federal Times, Aaron Boyd, March 18, 2016
The General Services Administration wants small businesses to get more federal contracts and just launched a new online database to help them find good opportunities.
The new Forecast of Contracting Opportunities database went live on March 15, part of the Office of Small Business Utilization’s efforts to give small businesses more access to government contracts.
“The General Services Administration is constantly seeking new ways to improve communication and transparency to allow vendors, especially small enterprises, a better chance for success in doing business with the government,” GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth said in a March 15 blog post. “That is why we’re excited to launch our new automated Small Business Forecast Tool. This tool focuses on acquisition planning, making vendors aware of opportunities early in the acquisition process.”
Specifically, the tool enables vendors to filter small business contracting opportunities by several categories, including agency, award status, location, NAICS code and contract value. READ MORE….
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