Government Contracts

Procurement (or selling) opportunities exist at the local, state, and federal government levels. Collectively, these entities spend billions of dollars each year. In addition, there are opportunities carved out especially for certified small, woman and minority-owned businesses as well as Veteran-owned small businesses. The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Business Development Division can assist you with accessing government procurement opportunities. Please contact us today for assistance.


Federal Procurement Certification Programs

  • Small Business Administration HUBZone Program

The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting program provides federal contracting opportunities for qualified small businesses located in distressed areas.

  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program

The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible: Women-owned small businesses (WOSBs)or Economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses EDWOSBs)

  • Small Business Certifications and Audiences

Additional contracting and assistance programs exist for businesses owned by Veterans, Native Americans, Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, and other socially and economically disadvantaged business owners. 


State Procurement Certification Programs

  • SWAM Procurement Initiative

This program is the Commonwealth of Virginia's initiative designed to enhance purchasing and procurement opportunities for certified Small (SBE), Women- (WBE), and Minority-owned (MBE) businesses. To participate in the program, SWaM certification is required. Agencies have a 42% spending goal with SWaM certified small businesses.


Local and Regional Resources