Selling to the State

What you need to know about doing business in the State of Ohio

Whether you represent a new business, are operating in Ohio for the first time, or have been in business for years, the Ohio Business Gateway provides information on starting and operating a business in Ohio. Some of the most popular topics covered here are starting a business, filings & payments, licenses & permits, and financial assistance.


The State of Ohio has multiple programs focused on certifying businesses to sell to the State. Certifications are available for:

Please note that depending upon your line of business, your business may also be required to obtain the proper licenses and/or permits.


In order to do business with the State of Ohio, all suppliers must complete specific forms supplying company information. This information must be submitted to the State in order for your company to receive contract awards and/or payments for goods and services provided.

Suppliers can also register to automatically receive bid opportunity notifications.

Bid Opportunities

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