Selling to State Government

Buy Michigan First was created to encourage Michigan businesses, including underrepresented vendor groups, to register with the State as vendors and bid on more than 1,100 contract opportunities worth billions of dollars.

The State of Michigan Bid System

The Department of Management and Budget (DMB) Purchasing Operations have implemented the State of Michigan Bid System. Companies interested in doing business with the State will have access to all State Departments and many Community Colleges’ bid information from the State of Michigan Bid System. This system provides instant access to all Bids, RFI’s, RFP’s, Quotes, Addenda and Awards online. In addition to DMB Purchasing Operations, other State of Michigan departments post to this site.

Other State Procurement Websites

Search information for other state government procurement web sites.

Receive notice of new solicitations!

If you would like to receive other state solicitation notices, contact the Muskegon Area First’s PTAC. Our no-cost bidmatch program can automatically match your company’s product or service with daily bid notices that report what the government is buying or planning to buy. If you would like to find out more information about our Bid Matching service, please complete our online Client Application on the PTAC Home page.


Selling to Federal Government

Market Research: Solicitation, Drawing and Specification Research

Market research is required to determine whether the government is purchasing goods and services that your company sells. You can conduct your own research by entering keywords into the following search engines. The DIBBS Board will also, if available, provide technical drawings and specs.

Search Federal Government Solicitations:

Fed Biz Opps

DLA Internet Bid Board System DIBBS – a web-based application that provides the capability to search for, view, and submit secure quotes on Requests For Quotations (RFQs) for items of supply included in the DLA Business System Modernization (BSM) Program. DIBBS also allows users to search and view Request For Proposals (RFPs), Invitations For Bid (IFBs), Awards and other procurement information related to BSM.

Acquisition Streamlining Standardization Information System, also known as ASSIST On-Line, is a robust and comprehensive website providing access to current information associated with federal and military specifications and standards in management of the Defense Standardization Program (DSP). Managed by the DoD Single Stock Point Philadelphia (DDSSO), Assist provides public access to the standardization process over the Internet. Assist On-Line is the exclusive source for DoD standards and specifications.

Federal Acquisition Jumpstation: list of federal procurement sites


Federal Government Spending By Group – To determine the dollar amount that the federal government is purchasing by product/service group, click on the link below.

Another excellent source for spending research:

Used to provide the public with information about how their tax dollars are spent:

Defense Supply Centers

Defense Logistics Agency DLA Land and Maritime (DSCC) – Purchases spare parts and end items for Maritime and Land-Based weapons systems.  * Search for Land & Maritime

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support (Formerly DSCP) – Purchases food, clothing and textiles, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and general and industrial items in support of America   *Search for Troop Support

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation (Formerly DSCR) – Purchases spare parts and end items for aircraft weapon systems.  * Search for Aviation

Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO)

DITCO is responsible for acquiring communications service and information technology needed by the Department of Defense and other federal agencies to support the joint warfighter.

Defense Commissary Agency

The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCa) is headquartered in Fort Lee Virginia and has over 28 retail locations worldwide. These locations sell a variety of groceries, services and electronics. On average compared to commercial pricing military personal save 30% by shopping at commissaries.

Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

The DCMA provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.


Small Businesses & Subcontracting Opportunities

FAR part 19 & 52 outlines the requirements for preparing a small business plan – prepared by large companies only. Small businesses do not have to complete a small business plan.

For all Small Business assistance related to subcontracting, small business size standards, set-aside procurements, certifications for HUBZone, 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business, and other small business procurement information, visit the Small Business Administration’s website.

Prime Contractor’s Lists

Parties Excluded from Federal Contracting

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Join The Bid Match Service

Muskegon Area First’s PTAC can automatically match your company’s product or service with daily bid notices that report what the government is buying or planning to buy.

If you would like to find out more information on the Bid Match Program, please contact the PTAC office at 231-722-3751.

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