The Federal Government Solicitation Number is a 13 digit number that identifies a particular Request For Quote. In DLA solicitation numbers are categorized as "T"s, "Q"s, "R"s, and "B"s. When entering the solicitation number in the search criteria, you do NOT enter any dashes between numbers/letters.
The following descriptions will assist you in understanding what to enter for search criteria when looking for RFQs and AWARDS.
The solicitation number is broken down as follows:
The Contract Number is a 13 digit number that identifies a particular award.
The contract number is broken down as follows:
The Purchase Request Number (PR Number) is a 14 digit number that is generated when a request is entered into the corporate system. Every solicitation (RFQ) has a Purchase Request Number. When you are searching for an RFQ by the PR Number enter all 14 digits. You do not have to enter any dashes.
The National Stock Number (NSN) consists of 13 digits. NSNs identify a particular item. When searching for an RFQ or Award by the NSN you do NOT enter dashes: 534000123456.
FEDERAL STOCK CLASS (FSC)
The Federal Stock Class (FSC) consists of the first 4 digits of the National Stock Number. It is used to identify a particular class of items. For example, "5306" is the FSC for Bolts. Use the pulldown menu to find a Federal Stock Class or enter the first digit of the FSC to move faster within the pulldown menu. Then scroll down to the FSC you wish to search.
The nomenclature is the name given to an item. You can search for a solicitation or award by name. You can enter the full name - "gasket" - or just the beginning of a word - "refrig". Any matches within the item description column will appear.
MANUFACTURER/OEM CAGE CODE
A Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code is a 5 digit code that identifies companies doing or wishing to do business with the Federal Government. It also identifies Government field activities. Often item descriptions on solicitations will list the CAGE code of the manufacturer of the item (the OEM). Also, if there are competitive drawings listed on the solicitation item description, the CAGE code of the field activity that maintains the drawings(s) will be listed.
To search for solicitations or awards that contain a particular manufacturer or field activity CAGE code, simply enter the 5 digit code. For solicitations you can also select the center (DISC, DSCR or DSCC) and the solicitation type (T or Q) and even the number of days.
A Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code is a 5 digit code that identifies companies doing or wishing to do business with the Federal Government. CAGE Codes are assigned and maintained by the Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS). To search for awards under your company CAGE code simply enter the 5 digit code.
A Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code is a 5 digit code that identifies companies doing or wishing to do business with the Federal Government (See question above). The Administration Code is a 6 digit code that identifies the agency that is administering the contract. You can also search under this feature by the Issue Office or the Payment Office. Both are 6 digit codes identifying the Government office that issues the contract or makes payment on the contract.
To use this search feature enter the CAGE code. Then click on the drop down box to select one of three options:
Click the Search button to begin the search.
This search feature is geared more to our customers, the personnel in the military who request supplies from us. The DODAAC is the 6-digit DOD Activity Address Code assigned to each DOD activity. For example, the DODAAC for DSCR is SC0400. The Requisition Number is a 14 digit number identifying the particular requisition from the customer. Note that the Requisition Number is also known as the Transportation Control Number (TCN) and is found on Purchase Orders for Direct Vendor Delivery.
You can enter various date ranges when searching for RFQs and Awards. Keep in mind when using date ranges in the RFQ search:
This search option is a vehicle for the buyers to gain quick access to their solicitations. However, vendors can utilize the feature, if they so desire, to view RFQs from a particular buyer. YOU MUST KNOW THE BUYER CODE IN ORDER TO USE THIS SEARCH OPTION. After you have entered the buyer code, then select the site (DISC, DSCR or DSCC ) where the buyer is located. Then you can choose how you would like those RFQs sorted - either by Solicitation Number, National Stock Number or Purchase Request Number. Click on the Search button to begin the search.
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