If you are a small business and want to do business with the federal government, there are several steps you must complete before approaching an Air Force base's contracting office.
1. Register at the System of Award Management
2. You will need a DUNS code and NAICS code to complete the ORCA (on-line representation and certification application). The CCR website
and your completed CCR registration should help you locate your appropriate codes.
Once you have completed these steps, you are ready to bid on federal contracts. Most of March ARB contract requirements are posted on the GSA website
. Contract requirements that are not available in GSA or other government mandatory sources of more than $25,000 are listed on the FBO website
. Contracts of $3,000-$25,000 are listed here.
If you need help with these steps, contact the Small Business Administration Office in your area. The SBA website
will help you find the closest office. Additional resources are available online at the Air Force Small Business Learning Center
For businesspeople located in the Inland Empire, the University of California and Riverside Community College have a Procurement Assistance Center located at 152 East 6th Street, Corona, CA. A point of contact there is Linda Martinez, 951-571-6475.