Procurement (or selling) opportunities exist at the local, state, and federal government levels. Collectively, these entities spend billions of dollars each year. In addition, there are opportunities carved out especially for certified small, woman and minority-owned businesses as well as Veteran-owned small businesses. The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Business Development Division can assist you with accessing government procurement opportunities. Please contact us today for assistance.
Federal Procurement Certification Programs
Small Business Administration HUBZone Programwww.sba.gov
The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting program provides federal contracting opportunities for qualified small businesses located in distressed areas.
Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract programwww.sba.gov
The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible: Women-owned small businesses (WOSBs)or Economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses EDWOSBs)
Small Business Certifications and Audienceswww.sba.gov
Additional contracting and assistance programs exist for businesses owned by Veterans, Native Americans, Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, and other socially and economically disadvantaged business owners.
State Procurement Certification Programs
SWAM Procurement Initiative
This program is the Commonwealth of Virginia's initiative designed to enhance purchasing and procurement opportunities for certified Small (SBE), Women- (WBE), and Minority-owned (MBE) businesses. To participate in the program, SWaM certification is required. Agencies have a 42% spending goal with SWaM certified small businesses.
Local and Regional Resources
- Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Procurement Portal
- Henry County
- City of Martinsville
- City of Danville
- Pittsylvania County
- Franklin County
- Roanoke County
- City of Roanoke
- Rockingham County, NC
- Greensboro, NC e-Procurement System
- Greensboro, NC Minority & Women's Business Enterprise Program
- Guilford County, NC e-Procurement System
- Guilford County, NC Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program
- Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, NC
- North Carolina's E-Procurement Registration
- North Carolina's "HUB" Verification