Frequently Used Websites in Doing Business with the Government
We at the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center understand it can be overwhelming breaking into the government marketplace. Keeping all the different websites, usernames and passwords separate can be difficult. Here are some resources that can help alleviate the confusion, including some popular basic websites business owners use to get started.
Arkansas Secretary of the State - www.sos.arkansas.gov/
Dun & Bradstreet iUpdate - https://iupdate.dnb.com
Website for businesses to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number which is required to register with the federal government for grants and contracts. The 9 Digit number is required for all government projects.
IRS EIN - www.irs.gov
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) - ww.census.gov/eos/www/naicsThese 6 digit numbers represent the type of business you are in. Examples: Construction – 236220, Landscaping - 561730, Janitorial - 561720
System for Award Management (SAM) - www.sam.gov
SAM is the registration portal for all businesses seeking to be vendors or to obtain grants with the federal government. This process is free.
FEDBIZOPPS - www.fbo.gov
North America Procurement Council (NAPC) - http://napc.pro/
State of Arkansas bids - www.state.ar.us/dfa/procurement/bids/index.php and www.arkansasbids.com/
On our APAC website, you can find more helpful information under the resources tab. If you need help navigating through the websites or have any questions, give us a call at 501-671-2390.