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Grants, Contracting, and Trade Opportunities at Commerce

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Learn more information about grants, contracting and trade oppotunities here at the Department of Commerce using the information below.

Grants at Commerce

Contracting Opportunities with Commerce

Trade Opportunities through Commerce

Grants at Commerce

Department of Commerce (DOC)

Economic Development Administration (EDA)

    International Trade Administration (ITA)

    • Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT).  A technical assistance initiative of the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, SABIT offers organizations competitive grants and an opportunity to host industry-specific delegations. SABIT serves as an initial entry point for U.S. businesses seeking funding to establish long-term relationships with potential customers, distributors, or partners in the former Soviet Union. The program trains Eurasian managers and scientists in commonly accepted business practices as a means of facilitating cross border relationships. In turn, these personal relationships serve as a basis for business development and reduce market access barriers for U.S. businesses

    National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

    National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA)

    National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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    Contracting Opportunities with Commerce

    • Gold Key Matching Services:Arranges one-on-one appointments with carefully selected potential business partners in a targeted export market. The Gold Key Matching Services offer:
      • Customized market and industry briefings with our trade specialists
      • Timely and relevant market research
      • Appointments with prospective trade partners in key industry sectors
      • Post-meeting debriefing with our trade specialists and assistance in developing appropriate follow-up strategies
      • Help with travel, accommodations, interpreter service, and clerical support
    • Planned Acquisitions: the Department of Commerce's search tool for our planned acquisitions over $100,000. As requirements change, these acquisition plans are updated by department personnel and this search tool is automatically updated.

    Hot Items

    • How to sell to the U.S. Department of Commerce - publication designed to answer questions concerning doing business with the Federal Government--specifically, with the Department of Commerce.
    • "Pro-Net" - an electronic gateway of procurement information -- for and about small businesses. It is a search engine for contracting officers, a marketing tool for small firms and a "link" to procurement opportunities and important information. It is designed to be a "virtual" one-stop-procurement-shop.
    • Subcontracting Directory - published to assist all small business, including small firms owned by women and minorities, with their marketing efforts in obtaining suitable subcontracting opportunities and presenting their capabilities to Commerce prime contractor.
    • Government Contracting - programs to assist small businesses.

    DOC Organizations Contracting Vehicles  

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    Trade Opportunities through Commerce

    Programs & Services

    • U.S. Commercial Service - Offers valuable assistance to help your business export goods and services to markets worldwide. From this site you can access a global listing of trade events, international market research, and practical tools to help with every step of the export process. 
    • Export.gov - Export.gov is the U.S. Government's online entrypoint for U.S. exporters. The site organizes export-related programs, services and market research information from across 19 federal agencies and provides a sophisticated cross-agency search capability. 
    • Manufacturing and Services - Offers a well-coordinated, economical, and accessible array of services to help small businesses increase their export potential. 
    • International Trade Update Newsletter - Published monthly by the Office of Public Affairsof the International Trade Administration. 
    • China Business Information Center - China is a region of great opportunity for all types of companies--not just large multinationals. Doing business in China can still be challenging. The China Business Information Center site will help open the China market for your company. 
    • Middle East and North Africa Business Information Center - The Middle East and North Africa is a region of great opportunity got sll types of for all types of companies - not just large multinationals, but business in the region can be challenging as well as rewarding. Find out whether doing business in the Middle East and North Africa is for you. What are the opportunities? What does it take to succeed? Let us help you assess your possible risks vs. potential rewards. 
    • Business Information Services for the Newly Independent States - The U.S. Government's primary market information center for U.S. companies exploring business opportunities in Russia and other Newly Independent States. 
    • Platinum Key Service - The platinum Key Service allows U.S. companies to take advantage of longer term, customized U.S. Commerce Service assistance including, but not limited to, identifying markets, launching products, developing major project opportunities, resolving commercial disputes and providing assistance on regulatory or technical standards matters in overseas markets.
    • Market Access and Compliance - MAC's overall objectives are to obtain market access for American firms and workers and to achieve full compliance by foreign nations with trade agreements they sign with our country.

    Other Access & Compliance Resources

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