Federal Registration

System for Award Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Government system that consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. Registration is FREE for this site.

Visit Site: http://www.sam.gov/

Dynamic Small Business Search

A self-certifying database that is completed along with the SAM database registration. In some instances, contracting officers will review a bidder’s small business self-certification prior to viewing their SAM profile.

Visit Site: http://dsbs.sba.gov/

Data Universal Numbering System (Duns #)

Created in 1962, the Data Universal Numbering System or D-U-N-S Number is D&B’s, proprietary means of identifying business entities on a location-specific basis. D-U-N-S Number assignment is FREE for all businesses required to register with the US Federal government for contracts or grants.

Visit Site: https://iupdate.dnb.com/iUpdate/viewiUpdateHome.htm

NAICS – North American Industry Classification System

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. NAICS was developed under the auspices of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and adopted in 1997 to replace the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system.

This site can also be utilized for research to allow small businesses to compete more effectively for DLA procurement opportunities.

Visit Site: http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/

Federal Supply and Product Service Codes

Description: Federal supply codes and Product service codes are used by the United States government to describe the products, services, and research and development purchased by the government. Government procurement specialists and government contractors alike require a solid understanding of these codes in order to produce quality partnerships between buyers and suppliers.

Visit Site: http://www.outreachsystems.com/resources/tables/pscs/

Federal Business Opportunities

Description: FedBizOpps is only used for federally awarded contract opportunities with an estimated value of greater than $25,000.00.

Visit Site: http://www.fbo.gov

Veteran’s Business Registration

Description: Agencies goal is to help small and veteran owned businesses contribute most effectively to the important mission of VA. Subcontracting opportunities in VA contracts for small businesses (especially Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses and Veteran Owned Small Businesses) are a vital part of VA’s overall small business participation program.

Visit Site: http://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/

Federal Certifications

SBA 8A Certification

Description: Named for Section 8(a) of the small Business Act, this program was created to help small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. It also helps these companies gain access to federal and private procurement markets. The focus of the program is to provide business development support.

Visit Site: http://www.sba.gov

WOSB/EDWOSB Certification

Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) or Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB)

Description: A self-certifying certification, the WOSB and EDWOSB certification programs target these groups with the goal of setting aside certain federal contracts eligible participants.

Visit Site: http://www.sba.gov/content/women-owned-small-business-program

HUBZone Program

Description: The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

Visit Site: http://www.sba.gov/

New York State Registrations

Office of General Services

Description: The Office of General Services was created in 1960 to provide essential support services for the operations of State Government. Since then, OGS has grown significantly in size, scope and complexity. Today, they are a large, diversified organization providing a broad spectrum of services to State agencies, local governments and the public.

Visit Site: http://ogs.ny.gov/default.asp

New York State Certifications

MWBE State Certification Program

Description: The mission of DMWBD is to promote equality of economic opportunities for MWBEs and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts.

We supplement New York State’s economic leadership with information and resources that increase access to information and opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses throughout the State.

Visit Site: http://esd.ny.gov/MWBE/Certification.html

New York City Registrations

Payee Information Portal

Description: The Payee Information Portal is a service that allows you, as a payee/vendor for the City of New York, to manage your own account information, view your financial transactions with the City of New York and much more. Click on the Activate button to begin filling out an electronic application to become a payee/vendor for the City of New York.

Visit Site: https://a127-pip.nyc.gov/webapp/PRDPCW/SelfService


Description: By law, vendors under consideration for award of contracts must have complete VENDEX Questionnaires for their organization and principals on file. The completed questionnaires assist City agencies in reaching a responsibility determination.

Important: VENDEX questionnaires are valid for three years from the date of signature. Vendors are required to update their forms with each new award. If any of the information has changed since the prior filing, the vendor must submit “changed questionnaires.” If no information has changed since the prior filing, the vendor must submit a “certificate of no change.”

Visit Site: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mocs/html/research/vendex.shtml

New York City Certifications

New York City Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE)

Description: The Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise Certification Program (M/WBE) connects certified M/WBE businesses with opportunities to sell their products and services to New York City agencies. The program’s goal is to promote fairness and equity in City procurement processes by providing services designed to strengthen the ability of certified M/WBEs to increase their capacity and effectively contribute to the City’s economy. Certified businesses obtain greater access to and information about contracting opportunities through classes, networking events, and targeted solicitations, receive technical assistance to better compete for those contracts, and benefit from inclusion in the City’s Online Directory of Certified Businesses. The directory listing is an excellent vehicle for promoting M/WBE business to purchasers.

Visit Site: http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/businessexpress/

Independent Registrations and Certifications

NY & NJ Port Authority

Description: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is a bi-state port district, established in 1921 (as the Port of New York Authority) through an interstate compact, that runs most of the regional transportation infrastructure, including the bridges, tunnels, airports, and seaports, within the Port of New York and New Jersey. This 1,500 square mile (3,900 km²) District is a region generally within 25 miles (40 km) of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.[1] The Port Authority is headquartered at 225 Park Avenue South in Manhattan.[2]

To receive e-mail notification of solicitation for bid opportunities within your commodity choices or to update a current Vendor Profile

Visit Site: http://www.panynj.gov/business-opportunities/become-vendor.html

Dormitory Authority State of New York

Description: The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) has adopted the Uniform Certification Application and a Supplemental Application Form consisting of ten simple questions as its Registration Application. Registration with DASNY is independent of and not related to any other registration, classification or certification by other Local, State or Federal government departments.

Visit Site: http://www.dasny.org/RFP-BidOpportunities-Solicitations.aspx

New York City Housing Authority

Description: Selling goods and services to NYCHA

Visit Site: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/business/isupplier_register.shtml

School Construction Authority

Description: The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) is committed to expanding the base of firms doing business with us and making it easier to communicate and succeed together. In the links to the left, you’ll find resources to learn about how to get prequalified so you can be awarded work with the SCA, as well as information regarding MWLBE certification requirements and information regarding our Mentor and Graduate Mentor programs.

Visit Site: http://www.nycsca.org/Business/Pages/default.aspx