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Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) is the single point of entry for vendors to search federal government contracting opportunities valued over $25,000. FedBizOpps contains sources sought, synopses, presolicitation notices, solicitations, request for proposals, request for quotations and awards.

Forecast of Contracting Opportunities (Forecast)

The Forecast contains HUD's proposed contracting opportunities for the current fiscal year. The Forecast, updated and released monthly, provides a contract description, dollar value, point of contact and acquisition strategy for each contract opportunity.

Subcontracting Opportunities

Visit the Small Business Administration's SUB-Net for government-wide listings of subcontracting opportunities.

Simplified Acquisition Opportunities

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA 2018) (Public Law 115-91) (Section 805) increased the simplified acquistion threshold for federal acquisitions to $250,000. Learn more about HUD's simplified Acquisitions

System for Award Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Govern­ment system that consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. All current and potential government vendors are required to register in SAM in order to be eligible for contract awards and payments. There is no fee to register for this site. Vendors are required to complete a one-time registration and renew it annually to remain active.

Attend Small Business Outreach Events

Federal agencies provide opportunities for small businesses to market their products and services to agency staff. Opportunities include procurement conferences, workshops, seminars and trade fairs. HUD sponsors outreach programs throughout the year where small businesses have an opportunity to meet program managers and prime contractors to discuss procurement opportunities. Learn more about HUD Outreach Events.

View Small Business Websites

Visit small business websites periodically to keep informed about the latest regulations, requirements, initiatives and opportunities for small businesses desiring to do business with the federal government. Websites of interest to small businesses include