Small Business Resources
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is committed to increasing contracting opportunities for the small business community. Through the links below, find resources tailored to your small business needs.
Note: These resources supplement - not replace - the contracting information on our site. You should also read the contracting information for business procedures and requirements.
Support for Small Businesses
The Department of the Interior's (DOI's) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Website provides outreach and assistance for procurement and contracting opportunities that supports small businesses. The website provides a wealth of information on the mission and requirements of its bureaus and offices.
In addition, many organizations have been established to assist small businesses with the Federal procurement process.
The Small Business Administration's Website - http://www.sba.gov - provides a one-stop-shop for small businesses who work or want to work with the Federal, state, and local governments.
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers provide technical assistance to businesses that want to sell products and services to federal, state, and/or local governments. Visit their website at http://www.sba.gov/content/procurement-technical-assistance-centers-ptacs.
Small Business Development Centers are sponsored by the SBA in partnership with state and local governments and educational communities. These Centers provide business management, technical and research assistance, and training. For a complete listing, visit http://sba.gov/sbdc to obtain specific geographic information by state.
The Service Corps Retired Executives (SCORE) is a volunteer program sponsored by the SBA. Retired business executives share their management and technical knowledge with small business owners. Their services are free and they provide one-on-one business counseling. To obtain more information on SCORE, as well as other programs, please visit http://www.score.org/.
The Minority Business Development Agency (under the Department of Commerce) has established a Native American Program to address the special problems of Native American firms and individuals interested in entering business, or in maintaining or expanding their efforts in the competitive marketplace. Although they can provide service to any minority client, Native American Business Development Centers are designed to focus on the unique business needs of Native Americans. For more information, go to: http://www.mbda.gov/main/programs/office-native-american-business-development-onabd.
Finally, FedBizOpps.gov provides excellent information about training events and conferences across the government for the small business community.