Step 9

Step 9: Find Contract Opportunities

Government Procurement Online

It’s important to become familiar with government procurement policies and websites for those agencies and jurisdictions you would like to do business with.  That may be dictated by geography, business capability, procurement activity, or personal preference.  Here are a number of websites to get you started.

BETA SAM.GOV (formerly FBO)

Beat is the single government point-of-entry website for all federal solicitations
over $25,000, allowing commercial business suppliers to search, monitor and retrieve federal opportunities.  You can register for free to set up a detailed search profile that matches your business capabilities.


The state and counties on multiple islands are interested in doing business with a variety of customers.  Procurements are posted to the following Online Public Notice systems.

Outreach Systems Statewide Opportunities Menu

State of Hawai’i Opportunities

County of Honolulu Opportunities

County of Hawai’i Opportunities

County of Kauai Opportunities

County of Maui Opportunities


Contracting officers use the DSBS as a source for vendors that are certified in SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program, HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program and Small Disadvantaged Business programs.  You can, however, also use it to determine potential competitors or partners.

Many federal agencies maintain their own website listings of procurement opportunities in addition to posting them on BETA  Contact the small business liaison for the agency you wish to do business with.

Your Hawai’i PTAC offers a FREE Bid-Match service to identify current government requirements which “Match” your products and services.

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