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How to develop a strategic partnership with NOAA

Roughly 50% of procurement at NOAA is done through Small Businesses
  1. Identify your product or service

  2. Register your business

  3. Identify opportunities within NOAA

  4. Identify current NOAA procurement opportunities

    • Identify current procurement opportunities in your product or service area by checking beta.SAM.gov, which can assist you in identifying NOAA requirements and send you e-mail notifications of released requirements.
  5. Familiarize yourself with NOAA contracting procedures

  6. Investigate Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts

  7. Seek additional assistance as needed

  8. Explore subcontracting opportunities

  9. Investigate the NOAA Small Business Innovation Research Program!

  10. Market your firm well!!!

    • After you have identified your customers, researched their requirements, and familiarize yourself with NOAA procurement regulations and strategies, it is time to market your product or service. Present your capabilities directly to the NOAA Line/Corporate/Staff Offices that buy your products or services. Realize that, as with yours, their time is valuable. If the match is a good one, you can provide them with a cost-effective, quality solution to their requirements. Good luck!