DoD Supplier Registration Guidelines

Below are the steps required in order to take part in Department of Defense opportunities. 



Description Follow-up
Obtain DUNS Number
Process Time: 1-2 Days
The Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number is a unique nine character identification. Before you can bid on government proposals, you need to obtain a DUNS number. Once you have secured your DUNS number please edit your demographics on your profile page to include this information.
Confirm Tax ID Number The Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is an identification number used by the IRS in the administration of tax laws. It is issued by the Social Security Administration or by the IRS.  
Register with SAM The System for Award Management (SAM) has combined eight Federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system. SAM allows you to register to do business with the government, represent/self-certify as a Small Business, and view business opportunities.  
Obtain CAGE Code The Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code is a five position code that identifies contractors doing business with the Federal Government. You will be able to view your CAGE code once you have registered with SAM. Once you have secured your CAGE code, please edit your demographics on your profile page with this information. You must have a CAGE code in your profile to quote on a DoD RFQ.
Submit Supplier Capability Form The DoD uses the Supplier Capability Form to evaluate and rank vendors. Please submit a completed form to and  
Submit Authorization to Quote on Behalf Of Prior to quoting DoD projects through, you need to create a document on your company letterhead, signed and dated, with the sentence below. Submit signed and dated copy of the document to or fax to 678.868.2190. I hereby authorize (CAGE code 4TUK1) to place bids on behalf of [insert your company name], CAGE code [insert your company CAGE code]. [Insert your name and title]  
Secure DD 2345 Form
Completion Time: 20 Min.
Process Time: Up to 5 Days
A DD 2345 is required by U.S. contractors that want to obtain access to unclassified technical data disclosing military critical technology with the military. Suppliers must submit a DD 2345 form to the U.S. Joint Certification Office to verify the legitimacy of the company.  
Determine Ability to Qualify for Various Small Business Programs The DoD has programs in place to make sure that qualified small and disadvantaged suppliers have ample opportunities to win their business. In order to qualify for a RFQ that is a set-aside for Small Business, you will need to either self-certify or register your business, depending on the type of certification you seek. Once you have determined and secured the certifications you qualify for, please update your status within by editing your certificates (scroll to the bottom of your profile page to edit your certificates). For those certifications that come with a document, be sure to upload your certificate.