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Small Business Program - Attending a Vendor Outreach Session

The BEP welcomes qualified vendors to take part in opportunities that support our mission. Before scheduling a Vendor Outreach Session or Match-Making Session please ensure that you are prepared and have met the qualifications to contract with the government. It is important that you understand what we do at the BEP and if you can meet our needs.

Listed below are the basic requirements that must be met before scheduling an appointment with the BEP.

  1. Review the Small Business Administration website regarding the federal marketplace
  2. Obtain a DUNS Number
  3. Register with System for Award Management (SAM)
  4. Complete the Online Certifications and Representations Application (ORCA)
  5. Ensure that your profile is in the SBA Small Business Dynamic Search
  6. Learn more about the BEP by reviewing our website
  7. Identify if there are current federal procurement opportunities that the BEP has related to your product or service
  8. Familiarize yourself with the government’s contracting procedures on SBA website
  9. Submit your capability statement to the Small Business Specialist
  10. Familiarize yourself with the U. S. Treasury Small & Disadvantage Business Utilization (OSDBU) website

It is important that you have a capability statement that includes your company’s pertinent information, which should be one sheet, front and back:

  1. Company Overview
  2. Commodities and services you provide
  3. Past Performance Information
  4. Top NAICS Codes
  5. Cage Number
  6. DUNS Number
  7. Point of Contact Information
  8. Certifications
  9. Socio-economic Category