U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Small Business Act requires that all federal agencies negotiate with the Small Business Administration to develop small business prime and sub-contracting goals. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Small Business Act require prime contractors receiving contracts which exceed the simplified acquisition threshold, to give small businesses an opportunity to participate.
EEOC publishes all Requests for Proposals through FedBizOpps, which is the single government point-of-entry for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. To learn more about FedBizOpps, see Federal Business Opportunities
The FAR also requires that all Government vendors be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to award of contract. The CCR is the primary vendor database for the U.S. Federal Government. The CCR collects, validates, stores and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions. Vendors are required to complete a one-time registration to provide basic information relevant to procurement and financial transactions. Vendors must update or renew their registration annually to maintain an active status. Both current and potential government vendors are required to register in CCR in order to do be awarded contracts by the government.