About The Council

The DoD Regional Councils for Small Business Education and Advocacy are a nationwide network of small business specialists organized to promote the Small Business Programs. The Northeast Regional Council (NERC) covers New England and New York state. 



Promote Small Business Utilization

The Council advances the mission of small business utilization by hosting Matchmaker and Training Events throughout our region. The Matchmaker Event brings together small businesses, representatives of Federal agencies and large prime contractors for dialogue between buyer and seller that may lead to a long term business relationship. Understanding the needs of Federal agencies and Federal prime contractors is the first step small businesses can take in becoming a government contractor.

Provide Training

The Council also has developed training for both small businesses and for prime contractors which are provided the day prior to the Matchmaker. Our training provides the forum to learn and to network with others with shared goals in the contracting community. The current training modules can be accessed from the “Learning Center” tab. The training and resources that the Council has developed enhance small business participation in Federal prime contracts & subcontracts and are routinely updated to reflect current regulations.



  • Small Business Specialists from DoD and all Federal civilian agencies

  • Small Business Liaison Officers (SBLOs) and other small business advocates from large prime contractors  

  • Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs)


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Council, Click Here to contact us.