First, identify current DoD and Federal procurement opportunities in your product or service area by checking the Federal Business Opportunities website. FedBizOpps is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Also, check the GCMC Business Opportunities links in the menu to the right..
If you are a company interested in doing business with the U.S. Federal Government, you must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and subsequently, be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database at www.ccr.gov.
To get a DUNS number, register at the Dun & Bradstreet website. The DUNS number is required in order to register in the CCR database. Registration in the CCR database can be accomplished via the Internet and will automatically assign a Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) code to your firm if you are a US Vendor.
For processing purposes, the Codification Bureaus require the following information:
- Name of company/manufacturer
- Complete address for each location/address that may receive a direct contract to do business with the US Government
- Telephone and fax number
- E-mail address, if possible
- Information whether the code is required for CCR registration.
Familiarize yourself with DoD contracting regulations and procedures. Resources are available at the below links.
- Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
- Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS )
- GCMC Non-DOD ID-Card Holder Employment and Access Requirements
- Federal Supply Classes (FSC) Codes
- Frequently Used FSC / NAICS / SIC Codes
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes
- Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code
Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF)
In keeping with the Department of Defense's on-going paperless contracting initiatives, the Marshall Center, together with DSCA, is working to implement an electronic invoicing process for future solicitations. This initiative will require all DSCA and Marshall Center contractors to submit invoices using the WAWF system. Information and on-line training regarding this initiative can be found at Defense Finance and Accounting Service. All contractors are encouraged to visit this site to prepare for implementation of this mandatory invoicing system.