CCC’s Small Business Development Center to Offer BidLinx Free Bid-Matching Service

Press Release

The New York State Procurement Assistance Center at Corning Community College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), 24 Denison Parkway West, Corning, NY, is now offering a new service to help local small businesses find leads to government contracts. BidLinx is a government contract “bid-matching” service; it is a web-based program that monitors thousands of bid sources on the internet and sends email notices of opportunities tailored to match a firm’s products, services, and capabilities. These bid sources include Federal government agencies (including military), State Agencies and Authorities, County and Local Governments, All 50 States, U.S. Territories, and International Government Websites.

On December 6, 2011, from 8:30-10:30 a.m., the SBDC is presenting a procurement event that will introduce BidLinx.  The program will also offer guidance on creating winning state and federal proposals and what is needed in a capabilities statement. Pre-registration is required by December 2  via telephone (607) 937-6861. Cost is $10.

The Procurement Assistance Center (PAC) is the government contracting resource center for all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties.  The PAC assists local small businesses to navigate the often-complex process of doing business with Federal, State, and local government agencies. “A bid-matching service can cost hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars,” commented Jim King, State director of the SBDC. “As a result of funds received from the Small Business Jobs Act, we are pleased to offer BidLinx free of charge to NYS SBDC clients statewide.”

Business owners interested in BidLinx are encouraged to contact the Small Business Development Center for an appointment by calling 607-937-6861 or emailing sbdc@corning-cc.edu. All SBDC counseling is confidential and free of charge.