DOJ is committed to ensuring that small businesses have an integral role in the Department satisfying its mission. The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization is responsible for promoting the use of small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, HUBZone certified businesses, woman-owned small businesses, and small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans in procurements throughout the department.
This page is designed to assist small businesses in getting started as a federal contractor, in doing business with the Department of Justice, and to identify contracting opportunities.
There are a few basic steps that small businesses must take in order to pursue federal government contracts. Small Businesses must:
Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet. This unique nine-digit number is available for free for vendors pursuing federal contracts and grants through the Central Contractor Registration process.
Register in the System for Award Management (SAM). SAM is a consolidation of several procurement systems that allows small businesses to register to do business with the federal government, and represent/self-certify as a small business in one system.
Firms may also register in the DOJ Small Business Profile Registration System.
Know the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes for your firm’s products and/or services.
Identify which DOJ component(s) buy the products and/or services your firm provides.
Review the DOJ Forecast of Contracting Opportunities.
Contact the DOJ Small Business Specialist for the component for assistance on marketing your firm to that component.
Consider becoming a General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule contract holder.