Government Contracting in the Carolinas: South Carolina and North Carolina Collaborate to Help Small Businesses Sell to the Government

COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) and North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) are pleased to announce a collaboration to help small businesses sell to federal, state and local governments.

Their two Government Contracting Assistance Programs (GCAPs) have more than 65 years of combined experience providing business owners with comprehensive assistance in selling products and services to local, state and federal government agencies.

GCAP counselors located throughout South Carolina and North Carolina can help:

  • Search government databases to identify opportunities
  • Research contract award histories
  • Prepare capability statements
  • Review bids and proposals
  • Identify eligibility for economic development programs and complete applicable certifications
  • Address contract performance issues and prepare for audits
  • Provide “up to the minute” information on government procurement processes and procedures

Companies that win government contracts need to demonstrate that they can deliver the product or service in a timely manner, provide appropriate financial accounting and meet cybersecurity and other requirements. The GCAPs also provide a wide array of business development services--addressing topics such as finance, marketing, and management--to better position companies to succeed in the government contracting arena.

The South Carolina and North Carolina GCAPs are also collaborating on a major government contracting conference – Opportunities 2022: Making Dollars and Sense Selling to the Government. It will be held at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel on Monday, March 14, 2022. Participants will be able to market their goods and services directly to prime contractors and government agencies, attend sessions designed to take the mystery out of selling to the government, and network with other business owners. Attendees will also be eligible for future in-depth “how to” sessions via Zoom.

For more information on the South Carolina SBDC’s Government Contracting Assistance Program, visit

For more information on the North Carolina SBTDC’s Government Contracting Assistance Program, visit

About the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC)
Twenty South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) located throughout the state’s 46 counties offer no-fee individual, confidential business consulting. Highly trained consultants assist both existing and startup companies by providing a variety of services including business plan development, fiscal and operations management, human resources, financing options, marketing strategies and much more. In addition, the SC SBDC conducts a variety of affordable educational workshops and connects clients with useful business resources. Specialized services include government contracting, exporting, technology commercialization, veterans’ business assistance, cybersecurity and minority outreach. Visit to find a center and make an appointment. Follow us at and on Twitter @SCSBDC.

About the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is a business and technology extension program of the UNC System, administered statewide by North Carolina State University and operated in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Since 1984, the SBTDC has helped over 135,000 North Carolina business owners and prospective entrepreneurs make better business decisions – often leading to increased revenue and employment. The SBTDC has 16 offices across North Carolina staffed by specially trained professionals – most with prior business ownership and executive experience. For more information, visit To keep up with the latest news, follow the SBTDC on Twitter at @NCSBTDC and on LinkedIn at @NC SBTDC.

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