Entrepreneurs interested in obtaining data from the U.S. government should check out a new Web site called CBDNet. The site features Commerce Business Daily, a newspaper put out by the U.S. Commerce Department, which contains notices of federal government procurement opportunities valued at more than $25,000 and those that will likely have subcontracts. Federal government prime contractors publish their subcontracting opportunities as well.
CBDNet includes data on government-sponsored seminars, foreign business leads, and sales of surplus U.S. government property. Within the next year, state and local government contract listings will also be featured.
The site lists contracts offered as of November 1, 1996, and all listings have a contact source. You can access CBDNet at http://cbdnet.access.gpo.gov