How to do Business with the Government in Ohio

Published: April 30, 2019

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Government Contracting with the Buckeye State

Learn how to grow your government sales with the state of Ohio.

Use this guide to:

  • Learn how to register as a vendor in Ohio’s state procurement website, procure.ohio.gov
  • Discover how to search for bidding opportunities in procure.ohio.gov
  • Understand small business and diversity programs such as Ohio’s Veteran-Friendly Business Enterprise (VBE) and Encouraging Diversity, Growth, and Equity (EDGE)
  • Locate Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) throughout the Buckeye State

Table of Contents

  • Introduction & Overview (pp. 2-3)
  • Register with Ohio as a Vendor (p. 4)
  • Searching for Bidding Opportunities on Ohio's Opportunity Portal (p. 5)
  • Other Contracting Vehicles in Ohio (p. 6)
  • How Ohio Defines Small and Diverse Business Programs (pp. 7-11)
  • Additional Resources (pp. 12-14)