Resource Guide

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Business Owner

Federal Resources

The official DSP website that identifies, develops, manages, and provides access to standardization processes, products, and services.

Grants provided to state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions that can be used for training, exercises, planning, personnel, and equipment to prepare for many threats and hazards through DHS.

The official website to search, view, and submit quotes on Requests For Quotes, Request For Proposals, Invitations For Bids, Awards, etc., for Defense Logistics Agency items of supply.

Responsible for all pricing, contracting, and procurement policy matters, including e-Business, in the DoD.

Business credit report that is used when considering whether to extend credit or grant a loan and what terms and conditions to offer.


Primary regulation for use by all executive agencies in their acquisitions of supplies and services with appropriated funds.

Grant funds available for pre and post emergency or disaster related projects.

Guide to doing business with FEMA

Primary regulation for use by all executive agencies in their acquisitions of supplies and services with appropriated funds.

Guide to doing business with GSA.

Federal government spending website.

Program to award at least 3% of federal contracting dollars to historically underutilized business zones.

Previously known as Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment is a secure, web-based system for electronic invoicing, receipt and acceptance.

The official website of the U.S. Government, to include: contracting opportunities, contract data, wage determinations, federal hierarchy, assistance listings, etc. 


State Resources

A valuable resource to start or grow a SC business, source locally-developed materials and services, and export opportunities to reach global markets.

Connects minority- and women-owned small businesses to State contracting and procurement opportunities.

The state office for business filings for corporations, nonprofits, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability companies.

Advertisement website listing solicitations on behalf of state, county, and local government entities.

The official procurement website for state government contracting opportunities.


Small Business Resources

Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Transfer programs dedicated towards startups in the creation of  innovative, disruptive technologies into the commercial market. Learn how to register here

Program to award at least 5% of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year.

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is a Cost-effective and affordable cybersecurity certification designed to protect small businesses from cyber threats.

Provides free business counseling, SBA-guaranteed business loans, home & business disaster loans, and contracting assistance programs.

Designed to help eligible small businesses (proteges) gain capacity and win government contracts through partnerships with more experienced companies (mentors).

The US Small Business Administration guide to determine whether or not your business qualifies as small.

Highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development with the potential for commercialization.

Provides small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training by helping local businesses start, grow and thrive.

Program designed to increase the number of women-owned small businesses being awarded federal contracts.

Provides the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs with unique authority set-aside and sole source contracts for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB).

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