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SBA:  Practical Guide To Doing Business With The Federal Government  

DAU Guides

Cyber Security PDF
The place to go for bid opportunities over $25,000.  To read the manual please go here
Want to do business with the State of Florida?
Start here and call your local PTAC.  BidNet's statewide system, the Florida Purchasing Group ( provides a resourceful online platform for local Florida government agencies.



This is a DRAFT Document and it's STILL free,

PTAC Auto Bid Service

Scanning over 2,400 web sites daily to bring to your business all the government (Fedeal, State and Local) that your company is qualified to bid on......More here

Important Notice

There are numerous for-profit companies that may contact you to offer you services on doing business with government agencies.

Some of these companies use
misleading , marketing and
approaches that make them appear to be
official government agencies. Their
messaging often contains language such as “
if you don’t act and reply back you may miss out on government opportunities

. In some cases, they try to lead you to think that a registration is expiring or incomplete, which may impact your ability to do business with government.

Their objective is to get you to contact them so they can promote their services to you for a cost.

These services are provided by at no cost by PTACs around the country at no cost to you. You can locate you local PTAC at the link below.

More from APTAC

Dont get too excited by OTA'a...more here

SBA Mentor-Protege
Connection Event 2019
May , 8, 2019
Wed 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM
College of Business 76A
Topic: Government Contracting

Interactive Flyer Here
E-mail Procurement Specialist John DiGiacomo at for more information and/or whether you would like to be a mentor.
Fee: No Cost
More info for what happened

Handouts and Slides

SAM Help desk email is  now “.com”

Please note:  SAM Federal Service Desk (FSD) emails are now coming from:

Email communications from this address ARE legitimate—they are not scams or phishing attempts.  Please let your clients know.

This is the ONLY “.com” email address that legitimately comes from GSA/SAM.

Any request that involves a fee should raise immediate red flags.  They should not respond, but rather contact you immediately.APTAC has raised concerns with GSA that this new, “.com” address is very confusing to
business owners, who already struggle to differentiate between legitimate, important notices and a deluge of marketing appeals designed to look like agency alerts.


The DHS will be offering millions of dollars to small businesses able to offer solutions to these 10 tough technical problems. MORE HERE


Vendors Challenged More Federal Contracts in 2018.......MORE HERE
The DUNS number is going to change...

DUNS is a unique ID for organizations doing business with the government—will be phased out in favor of a new identifier with a new name and vendor. 

With the introduction of a new vendor, GSA is taking the opportunity to reengineer the system. The DUNS number will be phased out over the coming months and replaced by the System for Award Management Managed Identifier, or SAMMI, number.

More info here
Tyndall Industry Day
Air Force leadership is hosting Tyndall Industry Day #2.  Thursday, May 2nd from 8 a.m. to noon (Central Time) at Florida State University - Panama City (Holley Center) located at: 4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City, Florida. Those wishing to attend please register at: by April 26th. Any questions regarding this announcement should be emailed to:
To learn more about Tyndal Industry Day go to:

All Industry Day info and video's here. 
2019 TeCMEN
Industry Day
August 29, 2019

Emerald Coast
Convention Center
1250 Miracle Strip Pky,
Fort Walton Beach, FL      (INFO HERE)
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