Contracting Opportunities

Internet Opportunities

Agency Procurement Forecasts
Government agencies prepare yearly forecasts of anticipated procurements for each fiscal year. This is a great opportunity for contractors to see what agencies may purchase in the upcoming year. The following web site will link you to agency acquisition forecasts. http://www.sba.gov/GC/forecast.html or http://www.acqnet.gov/AcqNet/FedBusOpps/

Department of Education

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Geological Survey

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of the Interior

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Department of Treasury

Bid Radar

BidRadar finds, sorts, and delivers business opportunities to you by email every weekday -- for just pennies a day! With over 100 categories available to choose from and over $500 billion a year worth of opportunities already being targeted by BidRadar, you're sure to find new business opportunities from federal, state and local government agencies. http://www.bidradar.com

Your source for government bids - supplying more government bid opportunities from more sources than any other provider! http://www.bid-search.com

DefenseLINK is where the Department of Defense posts contracts valued at $5 million or more. http://www.defenselink.mil/news/contracts.html

Federal Acquisition Jumpstation
The Jumpstation is a directory of links to procurement information at federal, state and local and international websites. http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/fedproc/home.html

Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps)
FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal - FedBizOpps (FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community. Agencies such as the Department of the Treasury, Department of Transportation, Department of the Air Force, Department of Commerce, Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have also mandated use of the system. http://www.fedbizopps.gov

Finance Basics
Basic financial information for loan-seekers - provides advice on budgeting, general financial management, credit opportunities and other money-related issues. Offers alternative cash options for various emergency situations.

SUB-Net (Small Business Administration's Subcontracting Network)
Prime Contractors use SUB-Net to post sub-contracting opportunities. http://web.sba.gov/subnet

Federal Agencies


NASA Procurement Sites

NASA Acquisition Information Service (NAIS)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRC's primary mission is to protect the public health and safety, and the environment from the effects of radiation from nuclear reactors, materials, and waste facilities. NRC also regulates these nuclear materials and facilities to promote the common defense and security. http://www.nrc.gov/who-we-are/small-business.html

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Supply Centers

Federal Government Agencies in Michigan

Army Corps of Engineers - Detroit District

Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) - Battle Creek
Established in 1977, DRMS is a field activity of DLA. Headquartered in Battle Creek, MI, with field offices around the world, DRMS provides DoD activities worlwide with reuse, recycling and disposal solutions that focus on efficiency, cost avoidance and compliance.

Michigan National Guard / Selfridge Air National Guard Base
Developed to aid you in the process of becoming eligible to participate in Electronic Commerce (EC) with the Michigan National Guard.

Tank-automotive Command (TACOM) - Warren
The TACOM-Warren Acquisition staff is responsible for contracting and industrial base management of systems, services, and supplies for the Army's wheeled and tracked vehicle fleet. Our wheeled vehicles include light, medium and heavy trucks, trailers, construction equipment, and materiel handling equipment. Tracked vehicles procured and supported include the M1 Abrams Tank, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle, as well as combat vehicle requirements for other services and our allies. http://contracting.tacom.army.mil/opportunity.htm

Michigan Opportunities


State of Michigan

Michigan Department of Transportation

Local Governments

Demand Star
This site includes opportunities from Allegan County, Bay County, Bay Metro Transit, Detroit Public Schools, Eastern Michigan University, Jackson County Road Commission, Hazel Park, St. Clair County Road Commission, Ypsilanti, and Washtenaw County. Companies/individuals can register for free to browse information on opportunities. For a fee, you may choose a subscription that will automatically send you opportunities in your product categories.

Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network
The Tri-County Purchasing under the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade Network (MITN) E-Procurement Initiative has begun utilizing one central bid notification system created exclusively for the following purchasing departments: Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Farmington Hills, Lansing, Madison Heights, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Tecumseh, Troy, Warren, Westland, Livingston County, Ottawa County, Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, and Wayne County Airport Authority. Created in conjunction with BidNet?, this system is available for registration and may be used by the named agencies to post bids, quotes, request for proposals, construction notices, and addenda, and awards including tabulations. Companies may register and review posted opportunities at no charge. There is also a subscription service available that allows you to determine your commodity groups and receive notices for opportunities that are posted within these groups.

County Purchasing Information

Allegan County
To do business with Allegan County, send a letter stating that you would like to be placed on the bid list for commodities and services. Include company name, contact information, and the products or services you offer.

Barry County

Berrien County
To do business with Berrien County, you may fill out the online vendor application or send a letter, to the address below, stating that you would like to be placed on the bid list. Your letter must include company name, your business card, and the products and/or services you offer. For more information on Berrien County, visit their web site at: http://www.berriencounty.org.

Calhoun County
To do business with Calhoun County, you may fill out the online vendor application or call the Purchasing Department and ask for a vendor application form. For more information on Calhoun County, visit their web site at: http://www.calhoun-mi.com.

Cass County
To do business with Cass County, send a letter, to the address below, stating you would like to be placed on the bid list. You may also email this information to Edie Fitzsimons.

Genesee County
Companies interested in doing business with Genesee County should visit the county's purchasing web site at: http://www.co.genesee.mi.us/Purchasing/. Vendors are asked to submit a Supplier's Application Form which may be picked up at the Department or requested by phone. After submitting your application, the county will send you requests for quotations. In addition, you may view current bids on the county's web site at: http://www.co.genesee.mi.us/Purchasing/currentbids.htm.

Ingham County
To do business with Ingham County, first contact the Purchasing Department and introduce your company's products and/or services to a purchasing staff member. This conversation will help you market your products and/or services to the county. You may also view bids at the county's web site at: http://www.ingham.org/deptindex.htm

Kalamazoo County
To do business with Kalamazoo County, first fill out the vendor application. The application may be completed online or by requesting one from the Department of Purchasing. To view current business opportunities, go to the bids and proposals page at: http://www.kalcounty.com/purchasing/rfp.htm.

Macomb County

Oakland County
Companies interested in doing business with Oakland County should visit the county's purchasing web site at: http://www.co.oakland.mi.us/purchsng/. Potential vendors are required to submit a Vendor Registration Form and Federal W-9 Form, which may be obtained from the purchasing web site. In addition, current Request for Proposals (RFPs) are listed and may be viewed on the site. To view the RFPs you must first register on the site. To register, click on Register and fill out the online form.

Shiawassee County
Shiawassee County does not have a centralized purchasing department. The majority of purchasing is managed by the Clerk's Office and the Facilities & Parks Department. Companies interested in doing business with Shiawassee County should visit the county website at: http://www.shiawassee.net/home.html.

St. Joseph County
To do business with St. Joseph County, send a letter stating that you would like to be placed on the bid list. In your letter, include your business name, contact information, and the products and/or services you offer.

Van Buren County
To do business with Van Buren County, send a letter of introduction, stating the products and/or services you can provide.

Washtenaw County
Become a Registered Vendor by going to the online Vendor Application Form at http://papp2.co.washtenaw.mi.us/vendor/vendorform.html. Once you are registered, it is appropriate to contact the buyer who handles your products and/or services and schedule an appointment to meet with him/her - use the County web site to identify the buyer you need to speak to.

Wayne County - EPAC Online (Electronic Procurement Assistance Center)
Visit http://www.epaconline.com to find procurement information for Wayne County as well as the following cities and schools: Dearborn, Garden City, Milan, Riverview, Southfield, Lansing Community College, and Wayne County Community College District. Companies must decide the level of service they require. A free registration allows companies to view current bids and obtain bidding information.

Other Local Purchasing Entities

Wayne State University

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