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Registration

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Thank you for your interest in doing business with the U.S. Census Bureau. Please complete the following:

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1. Register with Census Bureau

The purpose of registering with the Census Bureau is to assist us in researching the products or services companies may be able to provide. Within the registration form boxes, please provide your company name, your name, your company’s capabilities using the terms provided, and an email address.

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2. Register with SAM (System for Award Management)

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Before you can provide goods or services to the government, you must have an active registration in SAM (System for Award Management).

SAM is a system that will register a business, categorize the company (small business, veteran owned, etc.) and make sure they are in good standing.

A D-U-N-S Number is issued once registration is completed. Without this number, a government contract cannot be awarded.

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3. Register with FedBizOpps (FBO)

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After you register with SAM (System for Award Management), you must register with the Federal Business Opportunity website (fbo.gov) to be able to see and respond to announcements issued by the U.S. Census Bureau. The site is a platform where Government departments and agencies post their needs and solicit business proposals for the work.

How to sell to the Government

From the General Services Administration (GSA): “As the acquisition arm of the federal government, GSA plays a vital role in connecting the private sector with federal agencies fulfilling their business needs. GSA offers professional services, equipment, supplies, telecommunications, and information technology from commercial businesses to government organizations and the military through acquisition solutions from its Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).”

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