You must register in the System for Award Management database.
Almost any contract outside the United States requires Defense Base Act (DBA) Insurance.
Companies interested in doing business with USACE will require a DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number to be involved with federal contracting activities. Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) provides DUNS numbers, a unique nine-digit identification number, for each physical location of your business. Obtain a DUNS number by calling (866) 705-5711 (7am-8pm CST). The automated process has several steps before connecting you to a person who will assign the DUNS number(s). The process takes between 5 and 10 minutes. Alternatively, you may click here for information about D&B, DUNS numbers, frequently asked questions and to obtain a DUNS number(s). Please note that obtaining a DUNS number via the website takes one business day.
To perform work in many countries in the USCENTCOM area of operations, you may need to be registered in the Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT), a system required to manage, track and maintain visibility of contractors located in contingency operations areas.
Foreign firms interested in government contracts overseas are required to obtain a NATO Cage Code. Directions and online forms are available through the Defense Logistics Agency.