Getting Started

Steps

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. Visit this website and search for the NAICS codes that are applicable to your business’s products and services.

Standard Industrial Classification System codes (SIC) are used by some government agencies to classify products and services. Visit this website and search for the SIC codes that are applicable to your business’s products and services.

Product Service Codes (PSC) & Federal Supply Codes (FSC) are numerical codes designed by the government to create descriptions for products and services. A-Z are for services and 10-99 are for products.

In order to do business with the federal government, you must obtain a DUNS number. Please note that 50% of companies requesting a DUNS number discover that they already have one. To see if your company is already listed, visit http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/pages/CCRSearch.jsp and search.  If you do not already have a DUNS number, then please call Federal Government Contractors dedicated D&B phone line at 1-866-705-5711 or visit http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform to request a DUNS number.

In order to do business with the Federal government you must first register on the System for Award Management (SAM). This registration provides government agencies with a profile of your company, your firm’s representations and certifications. Upon completion of this registration you are also provided a link to register on the SBA’s Supplemental Pages/Dynamic Small Business Search database. Only small businesses are allowed to register in the Small Business Dynamic Search database. Registration in the Dynamic Small Business Search database can only be accessed when you are logged into your SAM account.

eProcurement is the State of California’s vendor registration, solicitation, and certification portal. If you are interested in obtaining a certification or becoming a vendor, with the State of California, complete this registration. Registration with BidSync is free. After completing your registration, you will be notified via email when your registration is activated, then you can log in to eProcurement and complete the online Small Business certification application located within the eProcurement system.
For training in using the Cal eProcure system, go here, and be sure your pop-up blocker is off or you need to add the ca.gov domain to your safe sites list: https://fiscal.ca.gov/usersupport/statewide-procurement-training/

 

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