Government contracting can be a lucrative business niche for those companies that obtain appropriate certification. Several organizations assist businesses with becoming certified and obtaining contracts.
ISO 9000 training is offered collaboratively by the NM Economic Development Department and NM Manufacturing Extension Partnership to prepare businesses for ISO 9001 Certification, which may be required for large contracts.
Procurement Technical Assistance Program provides individual counseling and training to enable businesses to successfully compete for government contracts. PTAP offices are part of the NM Small Business Development Center Network, with offices in:
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has a list of several basic steps every company should complete to increase their ability to contract in the marketplace.
New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center is operated by the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services, Veteran Enterprise and Training Program. The center provides individual counseling and training on all business matters and they specialize in government contracting assistance. More here
New Mexico Veterans Procurement Assistance Center, Inc provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, procurement, and referrals to capital to New Mexico Veterans. More here