How do I procure Government contracts.?

I own a small mom and pop kind of flooring store and I would like to have the opportunity to bid on government projects. What channels do I need to focus on to make this happen? Federal and State projects.

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  • 10 years ago
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    I am in the process of doing the same right now, so far, I have found some useful info through a few friends. You need to obtain a DUNS # and to do that you will need to find out what your primary SIC code is as well. SIC(your business designator, for example, we are in heavy construction so my SIC code is 1629) Also, if you are a veteran there are some additional steps to take to have a priority to recieve federal contracts and grants.

    useful websites, and sites you will need to register with

    http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sic_manual.html (lookup SIC Code)

    http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform (DUNS Number lookup or register)

    https://www.bpn.gov/ccr/ (Central contractor registration)

    http://www.fbo.gov (fed biz ops)

    http://www.vetbiz.gov (Veteran Affairs Business Website)

    for the ccr registration, this is what you'll need

    What You Need To Register

    IMPORTANT: Review the following FOUR key items you need before beginning registration.

    1. Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number provided by Dun and Bradstreet (D&B)

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    Timeframe: If requested over the phone, DUNS is provided immediately. Webform requests take 1 - 2 business days.

    How: Request a DUNS number with the D&B web form.

    Process: When you enter your DUNS number, CCR retrieves the name and address information along with DUNS of any parent organization from D&B.

    Questions: Check our Frequently Asked Questions on DUNS numbers.

    2. Tax Identification Number (TIN) and Taxpayer Name used in Federal tax matters

    *Not required for non-U.S. registrants*

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    A TIN is either an Employer Identification Number (EIN) assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or a Social Security Number (SSN) assigned by the Social Security Administration (SSA) if you are registering as a sole proprietor.

    Timeframe:

    If you already have a TIN, your CCR registration will take 1-2 business days to clear the TIN Match process.

    A newly assigned EIN cannot be validated in CCR. According to the IRS, when applying for an EIN over the phone or internet, you will be immediately assigned an EIN, but it may take up to 2-5 weeks before your EIN becomes active.

    If you apply for an EIN by fax or mail, confirmation from the IRS can take up to 2-5 weeks.

    You must wait until you receive the CP-575 notice from the IRS confirming that your EIN is active and valid for use. For questions regarding your EIN, please call 1-800-829-4933.

    How:

    Request an EIN from the IRS.

    Process:

    CCR will forward IRS the name and TIN you provide and they will confirm that those two items match their records. A match is required in order to complete registration. No other data is exchanged with IRS. If your taxes are filed under another name, you need to use that name for input.

    Questions:

    If you have questions on a failed match to your EIN, please contact the IRS at 1-866-255-0654 (Option 4).

    If you have questions on a failed match to your SSN, please contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.

    Additional information can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions on TIN.

    3. Statistical Information about your business

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    You will be required to provide the receipts and number of employees on a world-wide basis, which includes all affiliates. Information on your organization's profile location is optional. Organizations that sell or generate electricity, refine petroleum, or that are financial institutions will be required to provide additional data.

    Location Information (Optional)

    Average Number of Employees for this location: The average number of persons employed at this location for each pay period over the firm's latest 12 months.

    Average Annual Receipts for this location: The average receipts for this location over the last three completed fiscal years.

    World-Wide Organization (Required). This information is passed to SBA in order to calculate your business size using SBA's official size standards for your industry.

    Average Number of Employees including all affiliates: The average number of persons employed for each pay period over the firm's latest 12 months, including persons employed by the parent organization, all branches, and all affiliates worldwide.

    Average Annual Receipts including all affiliates: The average receipts over the last three completed fiscal years, including receipts of the parent organization, all branches, and all affiliates worldwide.

    Organizations that sell or generate electricity, refine petroleum, or that are financial institutions need to provide the following:

    Sale or generation of electricity (NAICS codes 221111, 221112, 221113, 221119, 221121, 221122): Total megawatt hours for the preceding fiscal year.

    Refining of petroleum (NAICS code 324110): Number of barrels per calendar day total Operable Atmospheric Crude Oil Distillation capacity.

    Financial institutions (NAICS codes 522110, 522120, 522130, 522190, 522210, 522293): Average assets as reported o

  • 4 years ago

    The US has the second highest corporate tax rate in the world. So what the GOP did was give first responders coverage without sending millions of more jobs overseas. A phucking win-win. But you leftists don't have common sense so you'll never understand it.

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