The System for Award Management, or SAM, is a government-wide portal that is consolidating the capabilities of multiple systems and information sources used by the Federal government in conducting the acquisition and financial assistance (which includes grants and cooperative agreements) processes. Registration is FREE for this site.
Visit Site: http://www.sam.gov/
Dynamic Small Business Search
A self-certifying database that is completed along with the SAM database registration. In some instances, contracting officers will review a bidder’s small business self-certification prior to viewing their SAM profile.
Visit Site: http://dsbs.sba.gov/
Data Universal Numbering System (Duns #)
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.
Visit Site: https://iupdate.dnb.com/iUpdate/viewiUpdateHome.htm
NAICS – North American Industry Classification System
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 C This site can also be utilized for research 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.
Visit Site: http://www.outreachsystems.com/resources/tables/pscs/
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/
SBA 8(a) 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.
Visit Site: http://www.sba.gov
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
HUB Zone Program
Description: The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.
Visit Site: http://www.sba.gov/
New York State Registrations/MWBE State Certification
MWBE State Certification Program
Office of General Service
Visit Site: http://ogs.ny.gov/default.asp
Visit Site: https://ny.newnycontracts.com/
New York City Registrations
The Procurement & Sourcing Solutions Portal
Visit Site: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/passport/index.page
New York City Certifications
New York City Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprise
Visit Site: http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/businessexpress/
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