Business Opportunities

Small businesses are the foundation of a strong, healthy and vibrant economy. The Office of Business Programs (OBP) helps small, minority, woman and veteran-owned businesses grow by providing companies with access to procurement opportunities with DGS. 

Business Assistance & Access To Opportunities

It is the mission of the Office of Business Programs to ensure businesses have access to the information they need to effectively compete on state contracts.  

“Doing Business with DGS” Training Program
Receive information on how to compete effectively on contracts and how to leverage your certifications to participate in contracting opportunities.

Business Opportunities Information Sessions
Receive information on upcoming contracting opportunities related to specific projects and services DGS will be procuring.

For more details on these events, and for a listing of other business events OBP participates in, view the OBP Outreach Calendar​.

Notification of Opportunities

Complete the Business Opportunities Notification ​Form​ to begin receiving notifications of business opportunities and events relevant to your business.  

Program Compliance

OBP monitors the compliance of businesses participating in the Small Business Reserve (SBR), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and Veteran-owned Small Business Enterprise (VSBE) programs to ensure small, minority, and veteran-owned companies are receiving their fair share of contracting opportunities with DGS.  

Each year, the State compiles program reports to summarize the State’s participation in these programs. Reports are available on the Board of Public Works and the Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs​ websites.​

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