The federal government makes it easy for small businesses to start bidding on government contracts.
They even offer special business opportunities for women with qualified companies.
You can search the entire database at SAM.gov to find opportunities.
These are the most common federal business opportunities:
1. Sell your expertise
Do you have a service-based small business like landscaping or gardening? The federal government has a ton of departments that could use your expertise.
You can land a contract for different gigs, including tree removal, snow removal, weed control, grounds maintenance, and more.
As you’d imagine, security is extremely important in government-owned buildings and facilities. From single-guard to multistate operations, there are dozens of security contracts you can bid on.
Examples include entrance security, armed patrol, after-hours patrol, and camera installation and monitoring.
Now, you’ll be competing against some big corporations, but even for smaller service providers, you can bid for direct contracts or subcontracting business opportunities to provide security services to federal clients.
Whether it’s new construction, electrical, or roadwork, you can bid on contracting business opportunities with the government. This includes providing supplies and materials for new buildings and roads or even renovating old ones.
These business opportunities would go through the standard bidding process, but you can also find less intensive jobs like custodial work through sites like Indeed.
4. Equipment maintenance
Operations and maintenance spans a variety of categories you may find interesting, including facilities, roadway, parking, electronics, public safety, food services like vending machines, and office equipment to keep agencies and institutions running smoothly.
Why do you want to start bidding on government contracts for maintenance? Many of these maintenance contracts run on a multi-year basis, which means stable long-term work for your business.