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Monday, April 26, 2010

Steps you need to take before bidding on federal procurements...

The steps you need to take before bidding on federal procurements:

Step 1: Obtain a D-U-N-S Number:;jsessionid=81407B1F03F2BDB123DD47D19158B75F

Step 2a: Register Your Business with the federal government's Central Contractor Registration (CCR), the primary database of vendors doing business with the federal government. Federal acquisitions regulations require all prospective
vendors to be registered in CCR prior to the award of a contract; basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchase agreement.

Step 2b: Fill out the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA),in which you provide additional information about your company and its business activities. The Federal Acquisitions Regulations, Section 52.212-3, Offeror Represen...tations and Certifications - Commercial Items, explains the information that you'll be asked on ORCA.

Step 3: Obtain Past Performance Evaluations. Businesses interested in getting on a GSA schedule contract, should obtain an Open Ratings, Inc. Past Performance Evaluation.