Central Contractor Registration
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary registrant database
for the U.S. Federal Government. CCR collects, validates, stores and
disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions.
VISIT SITE: http://www.ccr.gov/
ORCA- Online Representations and Certifications
Orca was developed as a result of the Quicksilver
team and deemed necessary to assist in bringing the federal government
together, online. Changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) are
scheduled for the upcoming months that will mandate the use of the CCR and ORCA
VISIT SITE: http://orca.bpn.gov
Dynamic Small Business Search
self-certifying database that is completed along with the CCR database. In some
instances, Contracting officers diligently review a bidder’s small business
self-certification prior to viewing their CCR profile.
VISIT SITE: http://www.ccr.gov
Data Universal Numbering System (Duns #)
Description: 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
NAICS- North American Industry Classification System
Description: 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.
Training manual 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
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/general_user/register/default.asp
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
Small Business Certification
VISIT SITE: http://www.sba.gov
Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) or Economically
Disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSB)
self certifying certification, the WOSB and EDWOSB certification programs
target these groups with the goal of setting aside certain federal contracts
VISIT SITE: http://www.sba.gov/content/women-owned-small-business-federal-contract-program