Federal Registration

System for Award Management (SAM)

Description: The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Government system that consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. There is NO fee to register for this site. Entities may register at no cost directly from this page. User guides and webinars are available under the Help tab.

Visit Site: http://www.sam.gov/

Dynamic Small Business Search

Description: A self-certifying database that is completed along with the CCR database. In some instances, Contracting officers diligently review a bidder’s small business self-certification prior to viewing their CCR profile.

Visit Site: http://dsbs.sba.gov/

Data Universal Numbering System (Duns #)

Description: Created in 1962, the Data Universal Numbering System or D-U-N-S Number is D&B's, proprietary means of identifying business entities on a location-specific basis. D-U-N-S Number assignment is FREE for all businesses required to register with the US Federal government for contracts or grants.

Tel:1 -866-705-5711

NAICS- North American Industry Classification System

Description: The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. NAICS was developed under the auspices of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and adopted in 1997 to replace the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system.

Training manual to allow small businesses to compete more effectively for DLA procurement opportunities.

Visit Site: http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/

Federal Supply and Product Service Codes

Description: Federal supply codes and Product service codes are used by the United States government to describe the products, services, and research and development purchased by the government. Government procurement specialists and government contractors alike require a solid understanding of these codes in order to produce quality partnerships between buyers and suppliers.

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Federal Business Opportunities

Description: FedBizOpps is only used for federally awarded contract opportunities with an estimated value of greater than $25,000.00.

Visit Site: http://www.fbo.gov

Veteran’s Business Registration

Description: Agencies goal is to help small and veteran owned businesses contribute most effectively to the important mission of VA. Subcontracting opportunities in VA contracts for small businesses (especially Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses and Veteran Owned Small Businesses) are a vital part of VA’s overall small business participation program.

Visit Site: http://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/

Federal Certifications

SBA 8A Certification

Description: Named for Section 8(a) of the small Business Act, this program was created to help small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. It also helps these companies gain access to federal and private procurement markets. The focus of the program is to provide business development support. 

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WOSB/EDWOSB Certification

Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) or Economically Disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSB)

Description: A self certifying certification, the WOSB and EDWOSB certification programs target these groups with the goal of setting aside certain federal contracts eligible participants.

Visit Site: http://www.sba.gov/content/women-owned-small-business-program

HUBZone Program

Description: The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

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