Eastern States

Federal Contracts

Database finds the right entrepreneur for any contract and the right contract for you.

Minority-owned firms that want to sell to the government can do so more easily if they're registered on Phoenix. This database is maintained by the Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and is open to start-up and existing firms.

Once you register, MBDA automatically evaluates incoming contract solicitations for suitability to your company and notifies you of matches. The registration and matching services are free. Phoenix can be accessed at http://www.mbda.gov, but before beginning the online registration process, review the "about Phoenix" section for the information you'll need prior to beginning.

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This article was originally published in the September 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Eastern States.

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