As a business owner your time is limited. B.I.G. New Media: The Business Information Group works to make the best use of that time with GovSchool. You can read and watch helpful material to get you started finding and winning new government bids and RFPs delivered daily by

The Local, State, and Federal Government Marketplace.

In this session we will walk through the various levels of the government marketplace to familiarize ourselves with the opportunity that exists.

About GovDirections
GovDirections LLC ( is the leading publisher of local, state and federal government contract information and resources. With a total network of over 91,000 registered users throughout our platforms, we serve businesses that are seeking to do business with the government, those who are successfully working with the government and those in between. 

In 2019, we will deliver over 1.7million bids to registered companies streamed to their online account, then delivered via a personalized email on a daily basis.

About our Team

“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”

Thomas A. Edison 

Why Information is Key

Personal Experience

What Opportunity Exists?

Federal Market - $4.11 trillion (2018)
State and Local Market – approaching $3.5 trillion in 2019

Federal Opportunity

Federal Market at

System for Award Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to use SAM. You can use this site for FREE to:

  • Register to do business with the U.S. government

  • Update or renew your entity registration

  • Check status of an entity registration

  • Search for entity registration and exclusion records

Federal Procurement Data System (small business goals)

DOD: $298,445,885,080.91   ($298.4 Billion)

Energy: $30,092,894,920.11 ($30.1 Billion)

VA: $27,105,854,584.21  ($27.1 Billion)

HHS: $24,104,450,086.19  ($24.1 Billion)

Homeland Security: $18,767,872,992.73 ($18.7 Billion)

NASA: $17,049,148,195.69 ($17.1 Billion)

USA Spending

Small Business Administration (SBA)

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35,879 Cities or Towns

3,031 Counties

12,880 School Districts

38,266 Special Districts





Fragmented, but not broken United States 2017

90,126 Total federal, state, and local government units

Use of Third Party Providers to Host Public Information (not eprocuement)

Example 1 (Cobb County, GA)

Example 2 (Grand Prairie, TX)

Example 3 (Missouri City, TX)

Don’t get bidwinked!

Don’t get bidwinked!

Choose FREE Option when registering with 3rd parties. Don’t get bidwinked!

Business Guides at GovDirections

The problem is information overload.

The solution is to pinpoint your opportunity.

Lets go to GovDirections and take a look!