For companies looking to grow, doing business with the government can be a great option. Local, state and federal governments are interested in contracting with small businesses to procure needed goods and services. Explore the opportunities below to learn how to expand your procurement opportunities.
Louisiana Economic Development's Hudson Initiative is a certification program that is designed to help eligible Louisiana small businesses gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities that are available at the state government level.
Through the Veteran Initiative program (LaVetBiz), Louisiana Economic Development certifies Louisiana's eligible Veteran-Owned and Service-Connected Disabled Veteran-Owned, small businesses to help them gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities available at the state government level.
Louisiana Office of State Purchasing
The Office of State Purchasing maintains the State's list of bid and contract opportunities and the registered vendor list for state agencies. In order to gain greater access to opportunities under the Hudson and Veteran Initiatives, certified companies must also register with State Purchasing.
Louisiana Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification
The U.S. Department of Transportation offers the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification for small socially and economically disadvantaged businesses.
SBA 8(a) Business Development and Certification Program
The SBA 8(a) program helps small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace and helps them gain greater access to federal and private procurement markets.
Federal Business Opportunities
Search Federal Business Opportunities for active federal procurement opportunities and register for email alerts.
Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Louisiana's Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) advises and trains business owners on how to find, obtain, and properly fulfill local, state, and federal government contracts and purchasing opportunities.