Lesson 2: Proper Registration


You must have a complete and accurate System for Award Management (SAM) Registration before you can win a federal contract and/or receive a federal grant. Completing the SAM Registration is free, but many small business owners prefer hiring a third-party government contracting firm to do it for them. Why? Because completing the Registration can take upward of 20 hours, and require you to review Registration rules, requirements, policies, and procedures. Hiring a third-party government contracting firm to complete your SAM Registration frees up your time, ensures your business has a complete and accurate SAM Registration, and frees you up to focus on running your business.

Part 1: Understanding Federal Contractor Registration Requirements.

Part 2: Understanding D&B and how to Obtain a DUNS number for Government Contracting.

Part 3: What are NAICS Codes?

Part 4: NAICS Code Lookup

Part 5: What is a CAGE Code? 

Part 6: Receiving a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) from the IRS

Part: 7: How to Register in System for Award Management (SAM)

Part 8: Accessing User Manuals and Guides to Perform SAM Registration.

Part 9: DSBS Registration.

Part 10: What is a MPIN.

Part 11: Understanding GSA Registration Basics.

Part 12: Grants.gov for NonProfit, Government, Educational, and Other Organizations

Advanced Agency Procurement Databases

Part 1: How to Register in the GSA’s IT Solution Shop (ITSS)

Part 2: Using Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF)

Part 4: FedBid – Online Marketplace for Procurement

Part 5: Using The DLA Internet Bid Board (DIBBS)

Part 6: Using DoD TechMatch: the Department of Defense Procurement Web Portal

Part 7: How to Register in the GSA’s E-MORRIS, MORRIS & Networx

Part 8: What is a National Stock Number (NSN)?

Part 9: What is DAPA (Distribution and Pricing Agreement)

Part 10: How to Register Your Business in DAPA

Part 11: BINCS Search

Part 12: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Program