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 (D&B).
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 Number 1–800–333–0505.
Approximately 4-5 business days after your SAM application is approved, NCAGE/CAGE Codes will be assigned and delivered by e-mail.
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.
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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