Below are some procurement websites that are available to you 24 hours a day for your own market research.

Braddock’s Procurement Opportunities Guide-2013 Edition An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling to Governments and Corporations – Available at no charge!

While there is no set of steps that can ensure a quick registration/renewal process at this time, mistakes will certainly make the process longer and more difficult. Incorrect submissions also clog up the system for everyone else.

Please use your website and social media platforms to help get the following resources out to as many small businesses as possible:
SAM Registration: Notarized Letter Tips
SAM Notarized Letter Requirement: Q&A from GSA

To Obtain Your Codes

Local Purchase Codes
NIGP Codes

Federal Codes
NAICS code search

Product and Service Classification Codes

Louisiana State Codes
USP Codes

Obtain Your Certifications


8 (a)

SBA Certifications

La DOTD (mandatory)

La DOTD Electronic Bids (not mandatory)

Fairshare Program

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

Pilot Program for Veteran Business owners

Vendor Registration

SAM (System for Award Management)

Vet Biz Ops (Veteran-Owned Businesses Only)

Dynamic Small Business Search

Search for Open Bids

Louisiana Public Notices (newspapers)


DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS)

LAPAC/LA state procurement website

USDA opportunities for VOBs and SDVOBs



Bid Express

Caddo Parish Public Schools

City of Shreveport

City of Bossier

Bossier Parish Schools

City of Baton Rouge

City of Kenner

Lafayette Consolidated Government

Lafayette Parish School System

Lafayette’s Sheriff’s Office

Louisiana Economic Development Department

Opportunity Louisiana

Louisiana Business Connect

Texas Department of Transportation

State of Texas

Government Agenices

US Air Force Small Business

General Services Administration (GSA)

Barksdale Air Force Base 2nd Contracting Squadron

Army Corps of Engineers

Louisiana Dept. of Transportation

La. DOTD Request of Plans

Texas Department of Transportation


Other Useful Links

Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce

Northwest Louisiana Economic Development Foundation

Northwest Louisiana Prospector

LSUS Small Business Development Center

Nationwide listing of PTAC centers

Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEPoL)

Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy


Federal Procurement Data System

Integrated Award Enviroment (IAE)

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