Government Contracting

*Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Helps Maine businesses who are interested in selling their products and services to federal, state or local government agencies. Maine PTAC offers a wide range of cost free assistance including: 

Ondemand Workshop: Introduction to Government Contracting:

  • One-on-One counseling
  • Bid Opportunity Notification- Federal, State and Local
  • Training Workshops and Seminars
  • Assistance with Registrations and Certifications
  • Military Specifications and Drawings
  • Procurement Histories for National Stock Numbered Items
  • GSA Schedule assistance
  • Other contract related assistance

*More Truth about Government Grants

"It seems that anyone with a pulse has seen the zealot in the money suit bellowing from the White House lawn: "free money...yours for the asking." Even as I write this, the images fill my head like a bad sinus infection. The fact that the instigator can afford television advertising tells you something about how many people are willing to pay to be disappointed."

*Truth about Government Contracting
It's not for everyone, but for some, it can be very rewarding.  Find out if Government Contracting is in your company's future.

USDA Procurement
The USDA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is tasked with responsibility for fostering the use of small, disadvantaged and women-owned businesses as Federal contractors. OSDBU's goal is to provide as much information, guidance and technical assistance as possible to assist the small business community in increasing their competitiveness.


  • Central Contractor Registration (formerly Pro-Net)
  • Federal Business Opportunities
  • Federal Procurement Data System
  • Getting a DUNS Number
  • NAICS codes
  • Training

  • Getting Started in Government Contracting
  • Maine SBDC Ondemand Workshop - Intro to Government Contracting
  • Maine SBDC OnDemand Workshops (free)
  • Associations

  • The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC)
  • Publications

  • Federal Food Marketing List
  • Maine Programs

  • Supportive Services - Disadvantanged Business Enterprise
  • The Maine Division of Purchases
  • Multimedia

  • SBA - A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts
  • Selling to the Federal Government (podcast)
  • Networking

  • Small Business Federal Government Contracting Blog