Government Procurement Assistance

The BID Assistance Center provides assistance to businesses seeking contract opportunities in selling their goods or services to the federal, state, county and local governments, as well as to private and commercial businesses and industries.

Coordinator:

Donnie Bain
Bid Assistance Center
Economic Development Center
Building 600, Room 606
Phone: 580-250-5554
Fax: 580-250-5566
E-mail: dbain@greatplains.edu

Program Links:

SAM.GOV – Registration Database for Government Contracting
OKBID.ORG – OBAN (Oklahoma BID Assistance Network)
SBA.GOV – Programs Such as HUBZONE, 8(A), VETERAN-OWNED, WOMAN OWNED, MINORITY OWNED

Program Details:

You can market your products and services to government agencies by becoming a member of our local Bid Assistance Center. Our center operates as a part of a large telecommunications network to share information on potential government (city, county, state, federal) contracts. A bid-matching computer program is used to search several databases and tabulate information specifically tailored to individual small businesses.

This computer program provides daily notices that identify various government agencies that are buying the goods and services that the small business can produce. Included in the daily notice is a brief summary of the goods or services to be supplied, where the work is to be performed, who is administering the contract, and how to obtain the necessary documents for bidding on contracts.

Our bid assistance center can assist you in registering your business with different government organizations in order to do business with the various buying agencies. Assistance is also available to locate and demonstrate how to use government agencies’ websites that advertise current solicitations for products, services and construction jobs that are being purchased. We especially concentrate on finding opportunities at Ft Sill, Altus AFB, Sheppard AFB, Corps of Engineers projects and the state of Oklahoma for our local contractors. A “Construction Summary” is also published that lists many of the current jobs being planned in the state. We can locate bid date, architect, construction manager, prime contractor, plan holders list, etc. This is particularly helpful to construction sub-contractors.

For a more comprehensive introduction to selling your products and services to the government, you can “browse” your way through the following websites via the internet: www.sellingtothegovernment.net; www.firstgov.gov; and http://www.fedbizopps.gov. Take some time and explore the various topics and links on these websites to get a better understanding of what is involved in becoming a government vendor.

If you are interested in participating in this program, contact Donnie Bain at (580) 250-5554 or dbain@greatplains.edu. We can develop a business profile for your company and enter this data into the bid matching software program. This is a free service offered to our area business communities.