How to do business at the MC

The Washington Headquarters Service (WHS)-Germany contracting office at Garmisch-Partenkirchen welcomes you to our page. For any interested vendors, the Beta System for Award Management (SAM) website is the single Government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal Government procurement opportunities. You may identify current DoD and Federal procurement opportunities in your product or service area by checking the "Contract Opportunities (FBO)" section of the Beta SAM website. Any opportunities for the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies will be listed under Department of Defense Acquisition Activity Code (DODAAC) "HQ0847". All U.S. Government contractors shall register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database, which is available on the Beta SAM website under "Entities". 

In order to be eligible for award, entities must have a Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) code or NATO CAGE (NCAGE) code, and must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number: Related Documentation

1. U.S. based vendors eligible for a CAGE code will receive one upon registration in SAM.

2. Vendors not based in the U.S. may request an NCAGE code here.

At this website, click on the [CAGE/NCAGE Code Request] tab at the top, and follow the instructions. The first screen allows for a search to check if an NCAGE is already assigned to the company for which an NCAGE is required (the screening is performed on all NCAGE codes integrated in the NATO Master Catalog of References for Logistics database). If the search does not find an existing NCAGE, click on the [Request New CAGE] button.  Follow the instructions provided on the top of the pages.  After submitting the request, the user will automatically receive:

a) a request confirmation/validation e-mail message and

b) once the validation is done a follow-up e-mail message.

3. All vendors must have a DUNS number, and can register at the Dun and Bradstreet federal request service website.

Familiarize yourself with DoD contracting regulations and procedures. Resources are available at the below links.

Army in Europe installation access and security regulations

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)

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 implementing an electronic invoicing process. This initiative requires all contractors to submit invoices using the WAWF portal via the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE) system.  Registration is required for VENDORS in order that they can submit invoices electronically. Access the following website to begin your required training and registration. Vendors should review the training listed under the ‘PAYMENT’ section. Once completed, access ‘Vendor Registration’ under the ‘Info for all Users’ section.