Federal Business Opportunities

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Federal Business Opportunities The United States government recently demonstrated and reaffirmed its commitment and endeavors of ensuring that minority-owned and small businesses have greater access to contracting opportunities from the federal government. This commitment was demonstrated by the Obama administration through the announcement of a government-wide strategy by Commerce Secretary, Gary Locke and Karen Mills, Small Business Administrator. The plan includes federal agency procurement officials participating in over 200 events within three months to provide information regarding the federal contracting opportunities. These officials will also share information of contracting opportunities that are available within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As part of these plans, small business owners can find the information regarding the available contracting opportunities at FedBizOpps website. FedBizOpps: The FedBizOpps website was developed to provide information to minority-owned and small businesses on federal contracting opportunities. This website was developed because of the recognition that minority-owned and small businesses must play a critical role in the government's efforts to restore economic growth ("Obama Administration Increases Contract Opportunities", n.d.). The provision of maximum practicable opportunities for the involvement of small businesses in Federal Government contracting is essential because these businesses employ 50
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