Welcome to the Small Business Procurement Power Page. This page is
designed to assist small businesses interested in procurement opportunities
with the Department of Labor.
This page is a service of the Department of Labor's Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). OSBP is
responsible for promoting the use of small, small socially and economically
disadvantaged, and women-owned small businesses in compliance with federal
laws, regulations, and policies. OSBP also assists such firms seeking
procurement opportunities with the Department.
Department of Labor
Office of Small Business Programs
Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
OSBP Fax: (202) 693-6485
- Department of Labor
Small Business Vendor Outreach Program
- OSBP Key Personnel and Phone
- Department of Labor credit
card officials, phone numbers, and related information
- Department of
Labor Annual Acquisition Plan and Procurement Forecast a listing of
current contracts and planned procurement activity.
- Listing of U.S. Department of Labor
Small Business Specialists (for Procurement Assistance) names,
addresses, and phone numbers of agency small business specialists.
- Listing of U.S. Department of Labor
Agency Information Technology Contacts names, addresses, and phone
numbers of agency Information Technology contacts/managers.
- Listing of U.S. Department of Labor
Agency Training Officers names, addresses, and phone numbers of
agency training officers.
- Most of the Department's procurement opportunities are supportive of
Job Corps. The Job Corps Home Page
provides information on Job Corps and its
- Although the Department does not provide grants specifically to
start or run businesses, the Department periodically has grant opportunities
related to job training and employment issues. Information on Department grants and various
Department contracting information. The Small
Business Administration (SBA) provides financial and other assistance
for small businesses.
- Any contractor who receives a contract from the federal government in
the amount of $25,000 or more, or any subcontractor who receives a contract
from such a covered contractor in the amount of $25,000 or more, must file a
Report on an annual basis. Fact Sheet No. OASVET 97-5
provides general federal contractor programs information. Frequently Asked Questions addresses
the 23 most common questions about contractors' and subcontractors' VETS-100
reporting requirement. This program is administered by the Veterans' Employment and Training Services (VETS).
- The Department's Executive Order 13360 Strategy enforces a 3% goal for service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB).
- Federal contractors must use equal opportunity and affirmative action
methods in hiring and promoting workers who traditionally have been
discriminated against in the job market. The Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
(OFCCP) enforces Executive
Order 11246, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and
the Vietnam Era Veterans'
Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.
- The Department's Wage and Hour
Division enforces several laws applicable to federal contractors
including: the McNamara-O'Hara Service
Contract Act; the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts
Act; the Davis-Bacon
Act; and the Contract Work
Hours and Safety Standards Act.
- The Department of Labor has created the Wage Determination On-Line
Web site (http://www.wdol.gov) which provides
a single location for obtaining appropriate Service Contract Act (SCA) and
Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) wage determinations for each official contract action.
- The Small Business Regulatory
Compliance Assistance page designed to assist small businesses
in complying with rules, regulations, and laws enforced by the
Related government procurement oriented Web sites:
lists federal business opportunities, contract solicitations and amendments,
subcontracting leads, contract awards, and other business opportunities.
- The Office of Federal Procurement Policy's Acquisition
Reform Network (ARNet) includes the federal acquisition regulation and
other federal procurement information.
- The Small
Business Administration (SBA) provides financial, technical, and
management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses.
Information on federal socioeconomic procurement programs, such as HUBZones
and the Small
Disadvantaged Business program, is also available at SBA's Web site.
- SBA also offers an online self-paced training program "Building Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts" to help all small businesses understand and participate in federal contract markets.
Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS) is the official Web site that all
large prime contractors and large subcontractors should use for submitting both
the Individual Subcontracting Report (formerly SF 294) and the Summary
Subcontract Report (formerly SF 295).
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is a single point of entry for
vendors that want to do business with the federal government. CCR was created
to be the single repository of vendor data to avoid administrative duplication
and allow contractors to take responsibility for the accuracy of their own
business information by supplying it directly to the government. CCR's
Small Business Search function may be used to identify small,
disadvantaged, 8(a), veteran and women-owned businesses to fulfill needs.
- The SUB-Net
is SBA's Internet-based database of subcontracting opportunities. Prime
contractors use SUB-Net to post subcontracting/teaming opportunities. Small
businesses can use this Web site to identify opportunities in their areas of
- The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a list of
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) and Procurement Center
Representatives (PCR) which can assist small businesses in obtaining federal
contracts and subcontracts. The SBA also has Commercial Market Representatives
(CMR), located in area offices, which offer counsel to small businesses on how
to obtain subcontracts, conduct matchmaking activities to facilitate
subcontracting to small businesses, and provide orientation and training to the
Subcontracting Assistance program. https://eweb1.sba.gov/hubzone/internet/general/contracting_assistance.cfm
- SBA's Online
Women's Business Center helps women start or expand their
- Each federal agency with contracting authority is required by the
Small Business Act to establish an Office of Small and Disadvantages Business
Utilization (OSDBU) to advocate, assist, and facilitate small business
participation in agency prime and subcontracting opportunities. The
OSDBU Directors Interagency Council Web site provides procurement
information on a number of agencies and on key small business issues and
- The Department
of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable
development, and improved living standards for all Americans. The Department of
Business Development Agency (MBDA) encourages the creation, growth, and
expansion of minority-owned businesses in the U.S.
- The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of
1999 provides assistance and opportunities for veteran-owned and service
connected disabled veteran-owned small businesses. The Department of Veterans
Affairs' Center for Veterans Enterprise provides related information at
- Federal agencies often purchase goods and services from businesses
via their contracts on the General
Services Administration's (GSA) Federal
Supply Schedule. Businesses may find out about getting GSA Schedule
contracts by calling GSA at (703) 305-5600.
- The federal government often uses credit cards to make purchases. It
is to businesses' advantage to accept government credit cards under the "GSA
- The U.S.
Business Advisor provides businesses with access to federal government
information, services, and transactions.
- The Small Business Administration's
Institute is a virtual campus with free business counseling, training
courses, workshops, and management resources, to help small businesses compete
in a changing, global environment.
is a joint product of the Department of Labor and the Small Business
Administration to help businesswomen access federal government resources
regarding procurement, access to capital, health insurance, retirement
security, technology and the tax code.
Last updated: 03/03/2008