Government contracting can be a tough process.

We strongly encourage you to reach out and connect with these resources many of which are free. They are experts at helping entrepreneurs build their companies, find capital, and understand how to do business with the local, state, or federal government.

>  Procurement Technical Assistance

Washington PTAC  |  Find your PTAC
A Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) advises businesses on how to win government contracts and subcontracts. 

>  Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

Facilitates healthy economic growth and investments that support livable, resilient communities through innovation and diversity in Kitsap County.

>  NavalX

Naval X connects teams with tools, training, and resources—enabling people to think differently and deliver more effective solutions to the warfighter

>  Advanced Naval Technology Exercise

The Advanced Naval Technology Exercise, is conducted by the Naval Research and Development Establishment in order to inform and align technical innovation with operational needs. The program is intended to facilitate collaboration between industry, academia, and government research and development organizations, providing a forum in which the naval community can evaluate the utility of new technologies before decisions are made on investment priorities.

>  Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition

Represents the most comprehensive defense network in the Northwest with approximately 300 member companies. Through diligent government advocacy and an expansive network, helps facilitate billions in defense spending, strengthening our members & our nation’s security.

> Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Small Business

Access to Naval Sea Systems Command Small Business Strategy.

>  List of OTA Consortiums

Office of Secretary of Defense sponsored consortia.

>  Defense Acquisition University Contracting Cone

The Contracting Cone outlines the full spectrum of available FAR and Non-FAR contract strategies.


>  Searching New & Old  SBIR/STTR Topics,
Finding Points of Contact

View the topics for active or archived Board Agency Announcements (BAAs). You can search by topic number, topic title or keyword and filter by program, component, technology area, modernization priorities, BAA and topic status. You can also view existing Q&A for active BAA topics. Topics that have no questions are denoted by a dash

>  Impact Washington

Impact Washington works with manufacturers to identify their unique challenges and opportunities to make it more profitable and a better place to work.

> List of Manufacturing Institutes

A national network of linked manufacturing institutes. Each has a unique technological concentration, but is also designed to accelerate U.S. advanced manufacturing as a whole.


>  Office of Naval Research Office of Small Business

A small business advocacy and advisory office responsible for insuring that small business participate in ONR's acquisition program. Maintains an active outreach program to identify potential Small Business Program participants by attending and participating in government-industry conferences throughout the United States.

>  Small Business Administration SBIR/STTR Programs

Provides info and self-help info on the SBIR and STTR programs. Includes access to numerous important resources as well as in depth tutorials for the small businesses to learn how the programs work and details of getting involved, such as registration requirements, how to write a proposal, finding partners, data rights, and many more important topics.

>  Navy SBIR program

Provides detailed info on Navy SBIR/STTR program and links to topics. Also links to the SBIR Experimentation Cell and the Navy SBIR/STTR Transition Program.