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Doing Business with the Marketing & Regulatory Programs

Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) is the single government point-of-entry for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal - FedBizOpps (FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community. More information can be found at:

Small and Disadvantaged Businesses/AbilityOne

The Marketing and Regulatory Programs Small Business Coordinator fosters the use of small and disadvantaged businesses as Federal contractors. For more information contact:

Michael Chiodi, Small Business Coordinator/AbilityOne Liaison

System for Award Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to use SAM. You can use this site for FREE to:

  • Register to do business with the U.S. government
  • Update or renew your entity registration
  • Check status of an entity registration
  • Search for entity registration and exclusion records
  • And much more

NOTICE: Effective October 1, 2012, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), requires that vendors be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database BEFORE they can be awarded contracts.  For additional information and registration go to

Invoice Processing Platform (IPP)

IPP is a Web-based system that provides one integrated, secure system to simplify the management of vendor invoices. It is offered at no charge to federal agencies and their vendors. USDA encourages all vendors to use IPP.

Vendor Assistance

For assistance with FedBizOpps, SAM and IPP contact the Federal Service Desk:

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET
U.S. calls: 866-606-8220
International calls: +1 334-206-7828
DSN: 94-866-606-8220

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