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Federal Business Opportunities

Here’s a step-by-step guide to using the government’s Federal Business Opportunities website to find the latest proposal requests (RFPs) for textile services work. We provide a link to the site’s Advanced Search page to enable you to generate a list of RFPs appropriate for the state(s) in which you operate. The page contains many checkboxes, drop-downs and fill-ins; you need to address only four of them and click SEARCH to pull the list you need. 

Follow the directions below or click here for printed instructions

1. Go to Federal Business Opportunities website here

The top of the page looks like this:

2. Scroll just below the header to this box and select the state(s) in which you seek federal work. Hold the CTRL key down as you click through the list to select multiple states:

3. Scroll a little less than halfway down the page and fill in this box with keywords that describe the type of business you seek. We suggest a single string: laundry uniforms linen towels textile. Do not use punctuation such as quote marks or commas; inserting AND or OR between words may limit your results.

4. Scroll almost to the bottom of the page and fill in the first field shown here with today’s date (or the first date you would be able to respond to an RFP).

5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the SEARCH box. This will generate a new page of links to any RFPs that fit your geographic, keyword and date criteria.