Doing Business with the Government
Dun and Bradstreet

Sign up for a DUNS number. Although a DUNS number is not required to register and upload a submission in BIDS, it IS a requirement for a contract award. If your White Paper has been accepted, visit Dun and Bradstreet and follow the directions provided on that site.

System for Award Management

After obtaining the DUNS number, visit the System for Award Management website and follow the instructions it provides.

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

Need Further Assistance?
The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers is a joint Defense Logistics Agency and Department of Defense funded program that helps small businesses with difficulties obtaining DUNS numbers, SAM registration, and follow-contracts. Visit the PTAC website to locate the Procurement Technical Assistance Center nearest you.