Now you can learn how to do business with the federal government right from your cell phone or tablet. As part of the agency’s mission to expand opportunities for small business, we’ve released a mobile version of eBuy website to update our small business partners on new opportunities to work with the government. By releasing its mobile eBuy website, GSA allows small businesses and customers to monitor new bidding opportunities on the go, and receive text message alerts on new products and services.
Businesses will have the ability to sign up for text message alerts when a bidding opportunity posts. This is an important feature for small businesses that may not have the resources or staff to actively monitor the eBuy website. By providing automated mobile alerts and real-time updates on bidding opportunities, small businesses are able to do more with less and compete more effectively.
Last summer, GSA’s Heartland Region Office of Small Business Utilization in Kansas City, Mo., submitted the idea of a mobile eBuy website based on research with local small business owners it had conducted earlier that year. GSA approved the concept for development and moved to make the idea a reality soon afterward.
The eBuy program provides federal, state, and local governments direct access to a vast selection of businesses offering services and products at competitive, market-based pricing. For businesses, it provides instant access to selling opportunities within the government. In 2012, approximately $8.34 billion of products and services were processed through the eBuy website.
To learn more about the eBuy program, visit www.ebuy.gsa.gov.