Welcome to the Common Entry Point for Small Businesses

Mr. Khalil Mack, Director, APEX Accelerators, is conducting a roadshow to raise awareness about the free support and resources available to businesses.
Project Spectrum is a DoD initiative that provides information, training, and risk assessments to help vendors improve cyber readiness and comply with DoD requirements.
Small Business Training Week '23 (SBTW23) is the annual premier training event sponsored by OSBP for members of the Department’s acquisition workforce.
You're a small business owner interested in working with the DoD, but how do you get from where you are now to winning a coveted contract?
APEX Accelerators are accelerating American entrepreneurship. Learn about the services they provide to small businesses.
The Office of Small Business Programs maximizes opportunities for small businesses to contribute to national security by providing combat power for our troops and economic power for our nation.

Committed to Inclusion

Explore the programs you may be eligible for to support your federal contracting goals:

Women-Owned Small BusinessWoman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) program authorizes Contracting Officers to award sole-source contracts to WOSBs. Additional Resources>>


Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small BusinessService-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

The qualities developed in the military- discipline, tenacity, and adaptability-  make Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) excellent entrepreneurs. Additional Resources>>


HUBZoneHistorically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones)

In full and open competition, a HUBZone-certified company bid is given a 10 percent price-evaluation preference. Additional Resources>>


Small Disadvantaged BusinessSmall Disadvantaged Business (SDB)


Each year, the Federal Government awards about 10% of all Federal contract dollars, or roughly $50 billion in contracts, to Small Disadvantaged Businesses. Additional Resources>>



To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program. Additional Resources>>

Search Government Contract Opportunities

The System for Award Management (SAM) is a government-wide registry for doing business with the Federal government.

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APEX Accelerators: Helping Small Businesses Learn How to Navigate the Procurement Process

Assistance for small businesses who are looking for opportunities to do business with the DoD is available at 96 APEX Accelerators across the country. APEX Accelerators are essentially the front door for small businesses to gain the education and training to become capable of participating in federal, state, and local government contracts. Meet an APEX Accelerator client and hear about their success in the following video.



DAUBeyond the Basics - Ignite Your Professional Growth! | Oct. 5

This Defense Acquisition University training event is designed for Defense Acquisition Workforce members and their supervisors in the Contracting and Small Business functional areas, Take Your Career Higher! Join "Beyond the Basics" with Kevin Linden, Center Director for Contracting and Small Business, to gain insights into certifications, exams, and continuous learning opportunities in contracting and small business. Register>>


DFASDefense Finance Accounting Service (DFAS) Virtual Small Business Expo | Nov. 1

Details available soon.






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