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Registration Guide

These registrations are free and can be completed through government registration websites. It is critically important that you check the status of each of these to assure that you actually have them and that they are active.

  1. Register your business on Dun & Bradstreet
    Cost: Free
    Timeline: As little as 1 day
    Notes: You most likely already have a DUNS number. You can check on the DUNS government site to verify your registration or to update it. Updating is extremely important if you have moved or changed the company name. Click here to access our DUNS Registration Guide and to check the status of your registation.
  2. Register in SAM to get your CAGE code
    Cost: Free
    Timeline: Up to 5 days
    Notes: Any business that wants to be a supplier to the federal government must register in SAM (System for Awards Management) to obtain an active CAGE code. To check to see if you have a CAGE, to modify your CAGE or to complete a new registration, click here to access our CAGE Registration Guide and to check the status of your registation.
  3. Register in DLA DIBBS
    Cost: Free
    Timeline: Registration processing takes 15 min online, then ~7 days to receive address verification postcard.
    Notes: DIBBS (DLA Internet Bid Board System) is the site where you submit your bid. In order to bid, you must be registered in DIBBS. You register in DIBBS first. DIBBS allows you access to the online government bidding system. Click here to access our DIBBS Registration Guide and to check the status of your registation.
  4. Register in cFolders
    Cost: Free
    Timeline: cFolders (Collaboration Folders) is the DLA site where most drawings and technical specs are stored for download. To access this site, you must be registered specifically with cFolders. Click here to access our cFolders Registration Guide and to check the status of your registation.
  5. Register for JCP
    Cost: Free
    Timeline: Approximately 10 days
    Notes: The US/Canadian Joint Certification Program (JCP) was established to validate that a company is located in either the US or Canada and therefore certified to access unclassified technical data that discloses critical technology. Click here to access our JCP Registration Guide and to check the status of your registation.

Special Note: all of the above sites are free. There are many companies that will contact you and offer to perform these registrations for a fee of as much as $2,000. They will save you very little time since you will need to provide them with all of your company information so they can enter it.

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