Online Resources


Explanation of common government contracting acronyms and numbers

Glossary of Acronyms and Terms

Federal Resources

10 Steps to Starting Your Business – Startup Nation

Acquisition Central

Braddock’s Procurement Opportunities Guide- 2014 Edition

Business Info Library

Business Owners Idea Cafe – articles, news and other info

Business Owners Tool Kit

Business USA

Business Utility Zone (BUZGate)

Business Week/Bloomberg Small Business Center

California Capital Women’s Business Center

CDC Small Business Finance

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Construction Web Links 

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)

Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

Dun & Bradstreet for your Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number




Federal Acquisition Jumpstation

Federal Business Opportunities (FBO)

Federal IT Dashboard 

Federal Procurement Data System 

Free Management Library

General Services Administration (GSA)

Going Green

Government Accountability Office Bid Protests

Government Regulations

GSA Advantage

Insure U

Interagency Contract Directory (ICD)

Internal Revenue Service

James J. Hill Reference Library – Business and Market Research

Library of Congress

Melissa Data – Demographics, Federal resources, zip and area maps, more

Money Management International


National Contracts Management Association (NCMA)

Office Depot Business Tools – Small Business Handbook

Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD)

Producer Price Index

Product Service Code (PSC)

Proposal Preparation Tips

Quick MBA – online knowledge resource

Seeking Out Bid Opportunities

Small Business Development Centers

SmartBiz Small Business Forum

Startup Journal Online  – Wall Street Journal affiliate

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)

Surety Information Office (SIO)

System for Award Management (SAM)

USA Spending

U.S. Business Advisor

U. S. Census Bureau

US Code 

U.S. Copyright Office

U.S. Dept. of Energy

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Export Assistance Centers

U.S. General Services Administration

US Government Basics

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Where in Federal Contracting? (WIFCON)


Military Resources

Air Force


Army Corps of Engineers

Coast Guard

Defense Commissaries

Defense Industry Daily

Defense News

Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy 

Department of Defense

Dept. of Homeland Security

Marine Corps


Other Defense Agencies Small Business Program Offices

Selling to the Military Handbook

U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM)

U.S. Department of Commerce, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

Women-, Minority-, and Veteran-owned Businesses & Disadvantaged Business Resources

Minority-Owned Businesses

Veteran-Owned Businesses

Women-Owned Businesses

State & Local Resources

Bid Opportunity Listings with State & Local Governments 

CA Department of General Services Small Business or DVBE Certifications

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC)

California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network

Doing Business with the State of California

Caltrans UCP Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification

Los Angeles County Community Business Enterprise (CBE)

Los Angeles County Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE)

Los Angeles County Local Small Business Enterprise (LSBE)

Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council

Other Resources

Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers


MERX Supplier Guide 

National Association of State Procurement Officials

Procurement Opportunities Guide, An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling to Governments and Corporations – 2013 edition

Product and Service Classification Codes

Resource Partners

California Capital Women’s Business Center