Do Business with the Government

Do Business with Fairfax City

Formal solicitations above $200,000 are posted on eVA and informal solicitations below $200,000 are listed at City of Fairfax Solicitations. Fairfax City utilizes the Commonwealth of Virginia electronic procurement portal to procure all goods and services. Responding to the city’s solicitations is conducted in electronic format only, using the General Requirements. You must be currently registered and hold an active status with the eVA. If you are not, start by clicking the “Register Now” link on the eVA website (
City of Fairfax Solicitations

Local Microbusiness Preference

Fairfax City departments may make purchases from certified Local Microbusinesses without further competition for purchases under $25,000 if the price is fair and reasonable. Microbusinesses must have a certification through the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and is defined as having no more than 25 employees and no more than $3 million in average annual revenue over the 3 year period prior to certification.

Fairfax City Microbusiness Preference

Do Business in the DC Metro Region

Do Business with the Federal Government

APEX Accelerator

The APEX Accelerator, formerly known as the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), assist a wide range of businesses the pursue and perform under contracts with federal agencies, state, and local governments and with Department of Defense prime contractors.

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTTR) Funding

SBIR and STTR are two competitively-awarded, three-phase Federal Government programs, designed to stimulate technological innovation and provide opportunities for small business. These programs provide “seed funding” for early stage R&D projects that would otherwise not be funded by typical funding sources such as Venture Capital and Angel Investors due to the high risk and early-stage nature of the technology. More than $2.5B is available for small business concerns via these programs.

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STEM SBIR and SBTTR through the National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation supports research and development of deep technologies – those that are based on discoveries in fundamental science and engineering. As we review applications, we consider your technology’s innovativeness, commercial potential, and possible societal impact.

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Check out Fairfax City Economic Development’s new look!

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