Navigating the layers necessary to do business with the government can be both frustrating and rewarding. In West Anne Arundel County, it is particularly confusing, as Fort Meade is not a single entity – the installation serves as landlord to almost 100 tenant agencies, most with their own individual procurement processes.
To help guide businesses interested in pursuing government contracting opportunities, the West County Chamber has formed a Government Contractors Guild, with representatives from all major product/service areas available to assist you in your efforts. For more information, contact the chamber office.
The following links may be helpful for those interested in pursuing government contracting opportunities:
Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development Business-Government Guide
Business Resource Guide - Contracting with Maryland’s Federal Facilities
Federal Contracting Opportunities: FedBizOpps.gov
State Contracting Opportunities: eMDmarketplace
Fort Meade Mission and Installation Contracting Command
National Security Agency Small Business Office
National Security Agency Acquisition Resource Center (ARC)
DISA Office of Small Business Programs
2011 Contracts Guide
DISA Contracting Opportunities
Army Office of Small Business Programs
DoD Office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy
Other helpful websites:
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) to register with the Central Contractor Registration, required of all government contractors.
Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAP) for free assistance on how to do business with federal, state, and local government agencies.
Small Business Administration for information about becoming certified as a small, minority, or disadvantaged business, and other resources.