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Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses

DSLBD is the go-to resource for small and local businesses in the District. We provide business owners direct assistance and targeted programs for every phase of their business lifecycle with personalized business counseling and competative insights for navigating the government contracting process successfully.

Additionally, DSLBD helps small and local businesses find contracting opportunities in the Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) network. 

The District Government has a myriad of opportunities for entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and growing businesses. See a collective of those resources below: 

Thinking of starting a business? 

Maintain & Grow your business

Are you an eligible non-profit interested in managing a DSLBD program and/or an entrepreneur seeking assistance? 

Are you a small and local business and are interested in securing contracts with the District and federal government? 

  • See if you qualify for assistance from the DC PTAC with this Checklist

Interested in posting a contracting opportunity? 


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