GSA (General Services Administration
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is possibly one of the most well-known places that connects government buyers with contractors.
However, one of the most common misconceptions for a small business is the idea that if you want to do business with the federal government you need a GSA Schedule, and once you have your products and services listed - business opportunities will flow. Both of these statements are false.
The GSA is a great way to start exploring contracting opportunities, and to learn more about how the government buys what it needs from the private sector. And you will need to get onto the GSA Schedule, or be approved to do business with the U.S. federal government, if you want agencies that use GSA to buy from your company. But it is important to keep in mind that GSA is only one way government agencies buy what they need, and in terms of the federal budget - it is only a fraction of all government acquisitions. In other worse, GSA may or may not be the best place for your business.
Below are some helpful resources:
GSA Events and Seminars
GSA Training Programs
Is GSA Right For Your Business?
GSA Products and Services (Individual offerings based on category)
Forecast of Contracting Opportunities
GSA Acquisition Gateway. The Acquisition Gateway helps federal government buyers from all agencies act as one acquisition community.