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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.

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Federal Acquisition Jumpstation

Llist of federal procurement sites:

DOD Standards and Specifications.

Acquisition Streamlining Standardization Information System, also known as ASSIST On-Line, is the exclusive source for DoD standards and specifications.

Research and Development Opportunities - (R&D)

Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs):​ 

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:


Doing Business with the Department of Defense

Defense Supply Centers
Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) - Purchases spare parts and end items for Maritime and Land-Based weapons systems.

Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) - Purchases food, clothing and textiles, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and general and industrial items in support of America

Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR) - Defense Supply Center Richmond is the aviation supply and demand chain manager for the Defense Logistics Agency and serves within the Defense Department as the primary source of supply for more than 1.2 million repair parts and operating supply items. DSCR’s mission is to provide best value aviation weapon systems and environmental logistics support to America’s armed forces—on land, at sea and in the air.

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.

SUB-Net is used by prime contractors to post subcontract opportunities. You can search for subcontracting opportunities by NAICS, keyword or solicitation.

Prime Contractor's Lists
Subcontracting Opportunities with DoD Major Prime Contractors [PDF]

Department of Homeland Security Prime Contractor List [PDF]

TACOM Prime Contractor List - The US Tank and Armament Command (TACOM) generates, provides and sustains mobility and survivability for US and allied soldiers.

TACOM Small Business Office