Are you ready to be a government contractor?

The first step is to determine what your opportunity is and what the first steps are to position the company to compete.


    1. Identify the products or services that you wish to sell to the government or to government prime contractors and determine the correct NAICS code for the product or service
    2. Obtain a Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGE) code
    3. Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and Registration in the System for Award Management (
    4. Obtain a DUNS number through Dun and Bradstreet
    5. Determine if your company qualifies for classification as a small and/or disadvantaged business, and if so, comply with
      requirements to utilize that certification. It will provide a big advantage as your pursue government contracting.
    6. Identify current opportunities

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    Kristen Soles

    CPA, Partner - Managing Partner, Advisory - Global Consulting Solutions and Government Contracting Industry Leader

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