The Amalgamation Network

The Amalgamation Network is the only community of, for, and by underutilized small businesses joining forces to support one another, win government contracts, and advocate for procurement reform.

We provide unparalleled contracting opportunities, networking, resources, and visibility for:

  • 👩🏾‍💼 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs)
  • 🤝 Small business owners
    • Everyone from brand new business owners to 20-year pros
  • 📝 Micro-businesses
    • Freelancers, Solopreneurs, Sole-Proprietors

Create more opportunity for yourself with the only dedicated government contracting network for DBEs.

Benefits of Membership:

🖥  Aggregate + Evaluate Bids

Exclusive bid aggregation and identification. Access to industry-leading bidding decisions tools. Free access to $2,500/month worth of bid aggregator and bid decision tools.

🔖 Get Procurement Support

Whether it's navigating the certification, process, finding bid opportunities, or formatting a proposal, we’ve got your back.

📚 Gain Resources

Add knowledge to your toolbox by exploring our resource library on topics like certification, government contracting, and proposal writing.

✊ Be Part of the Revolution

Join forces with the only grassroots community working to confront systematic inequities in public procurement. Make dollars while making change.

💼 Remove Reliance on Large Firms for Contracts

Want to build your own proposal team or even serve as a prime? Use our firm directory to find proposal partners.

📑 Form Equitable Partnerships

Avoid inequitable contracting terms and predatory behavior in subcontracting.

🕸️ Fill Network Gaps

Meet small business owners from across the country with complementary skills and common goals who can also introduce you to their networks.

🤝 Collaborate and Commiserate

Find mentors, collaborators, and colleagues among other business owners that know what it’s like to be DBE in public procurement.

What Members Have to Say:

The primary issue with having a small team is capacity. If there is a staff absence it is felt more strongly than it would be in a larger company. It can also limit the volume of work, special tasks you can take on, or even the bids you can respond to. The Amalgamation allows small businesses to stay small and specialize while building teams to meet the extensive scopes often required for government contracts.

~Simone Robinson, Public Participation Partners


The past six months of our firm’s success since joining The Amalgamation are evident of its far-reaching goals to open opportunities for small, underserved businesses; six major contract wins (each over 100K) for our firm since The Amalgamation’s exceptional advisement to our team, even as The Amalgamation continually works to gain access to other capacity-building opportunities for our underserved small businesses. Bottom Line-The Amalgamation system works!

~ Steve Longoria, Aanko Technologies, Inc.

Getting government contracts as a small business is hard. The Amalgamation gets that. Having their support, I've met new proposal partners and responded to RFPs I wouldn't have ordinarily.

~Bronlea Mishler, Bronlea M Consulting

Create more opportunity for yourself with the only dedicated government contracting network for DBEs.

Who Can Join The Amalgamation Network

We accept members that meet ALL of the following:

  • MBE/WBE/DBE/VSOB eligible
  • Provides professional services
  • Fewer than 26 FTEs
  • Interested in government contracting
  • Looking to join a collaborative community


Community Membership:


🔖 Government Contracting

✔️ Access to members-only platform

🤝 Collaboration

✔️ Networking with other DBEs

📚 Resources

✔️ Featured profile for your firm

✔️ Small business resources

✔️ Monthly members-only newsletter

Coordination Membership:


🔖 Government Contracting

✔️ Access to members-only platform

✔️ Local and state big aggregation

✔️ Licensed bid/no-bid software

🤝 Collaboration

✔️ Networking with other DBEs

✔️ Access to DBE firm database

📚 Resources

✔️ Featured profile for your firm

✔️ Small business resources

✔️ Monthly members-only newsletter

✔️ Exclusive Member Webinars

✔️ LinkedIn Promotions