Certifications, Registrations & Verifications
THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CHARGE ANY FEES FOR CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS, OR VERIFICATIONS
•Be cautious that you are dealing with the correct websites, especially if you “Google” them - federal government websites will end in “.gov” or “.mil” – never “.com”.
•There are many for-profit companies posing as government entities on search engines, especially for the SAM registration and they have paid to be at the top of these lists!
Government Contract Registrations
Step One: Obtain a DUNS Number
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) provides a free, unique 9-digit identification number for each physical location of your business. A DUNS number is FREE; you do not need any of the services D&B offers for a fee for government contracting. To get a DUNS number or to check to see if you have one log onto http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. For assistance from Dun & Bradstreet call1-866-705-5711
Step Two: Register in SAM
The System for Award Management (SAM) must be completed to do business with the federal government. It is a FREE online database that collects, validates, stores and disseminates data. The Federal government utilizes the information found in the SAM database to find potential vendors and to process contract payments electronically. Once you have a DUNS number, the information that D&B has for your business will provide the foundation for your SAM record. GCAP has created a worksheet to make the SAM registration easier. To receive this worksheet please contact GCAP.
Step Three: Complete an SBA Profile for DSBS
The Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) is a database that is searchable for contracting officers and members of the general public alike. It builds information included in your SAM. Businesses can enter a capabilities statement, keywords, references and much more to help market your business. Also, unlike SAM, this database is only for small businesses.
Please contact GCAP at 541-736-1088 for assistance
Small Business Set-Aside Certifications & Programs
Our counselors will work with your business and the certifying agency to determine which certifications apply, and assist your business in pursuing these certifications. If you have questions please contact us and we can provide additional information.
Government wide procurement goals encourage opportunities for small businesses. Al least 23% of all government buys are intended to go to small firms. This includes goals for awarding subcontracts to:
- Small Business
- Small Disadvantaged Business
- Woman-Owned Small Business
- HUB-Zone Certification
- Veteran-Owned Small Business
- Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
- 8(a) Business Development Program
- Mentor/Protégé Program
Finding Government Contract Opportunities
Federal Business Opportunities - FedBizopps.gov
Federal agencies use this site to communicate their buying requirements to potential suppliers. All federal contract solicitations with a value of at least $25,000 are published on FedBizOpps. Government agencies publish the solicitations on FedBizOpps, and provide detailed information on how and when vendors should respond.
Oregon Procurement Information Network - ORPIN
Oregon Procurement Information Network, ORPIN provides access to procurement and contracting information issued by the State of Oregon, local governments, and political subdivisions.
Government Contract Opportunities Match - GCOM
GCAP's Bid Matching Service. The bid match service can automatically match your company's product or service with daily bid notices that show you exactly what the federal, state and local government is buying or planning to buy.