Before you can bid on government contracts, you'll need to obtain a
couple of registrations for your business.
You will need a D-U-N-S number,
a unique nine-digit identification number for each physical location
of your business.
To do business with DLA, vendors need a D-U-N-S number from Dun & Bradstreet
The D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit identification
sequence, which provides unique identifiers of single business
entities, while linking corporate family structures together.
http://www.dnb.com/US/duns_update/index.html. DUNS Phone
The Defense Federal Acquisition
Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requires contractor registration in
the DoD Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to the
award of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or
blanket purchase agreement, unless the award results from a
solicitation issued on or before May 31, 1998.
The Commercial and Government Entity
(CAGE) Code is a five position code that identifies contractors
doing business with the Federal Government, NATO member nations, and
other foreign governments. The CAGE Code is used to support a
variety of mechanized systems throughout the government and provides
for a standardized method of identifying a given facility at a
specific location. The code may be used for a Facility Clearance, a
pre-award survey, automated Bidders Lists, identification of Debarred
Bidders, fast pay processes, etc. The Defense Logistics Information
Service (DLIS) has sole responsibility for assigning and maintaining
the CAGE Code Master File.
In addition will want to
learn about and get:
Your Tax Payers Identification Number (TIN)
Your Joint Certification Program Certification (JCP)
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