Things to do

Your registrations

Getting registered is important.  Getting Registered with the FPTAC is important if you wish to talk to one of our Contract Specialist. 
 
SAMs: Getting registered with SAM, is important if you want the government to a. find you and b. pay you. 
 
 
REGISTRATION THINGS TO DO
 
 
1. REGISTER WITH FPTAC NETWORK
You must be registered with the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Network to be able to become a client of the PTAC.  This process is quick and easy, just go to the above site link, put in your zip code or choose Fort Walton Beach PTAC and get registered in just minutes.  Remember there is no cost to ever meet with a PTAC or SBDC councelor. 
 
2. GET A DUNs NUMBER
 
Getting a DUNs number is the first step in getting registered and finding opportunities to bid on.  This step will phased out in December of 2020, right now it's important to get registered with them.  There is NO COST to get registered and get a DUNs number.  
 
3. LOGIN.GOV ACCOUNT SIGNUP

Simple, secure access to government services online
login.gov offers the public secure and private online access to participating government programs. With one login.gov account, users can sign in to multiple government agencies. Our goal is to make managing federal benefits, services and applications easier and more secure.
 
4. SAMs, DBS & BID SERVICE FORM
 
We have taken all the forms you need to be registered with the federal government, the SBA's Dynamic Business Search and our Bid Service and rolled it into one form.  All the info and questions will allow you to be able to either get registered yourself and have our PTAC Counselor assist you in getting registered.  Remember, getting registered with SAMs is not going to do more then get you a CAGE code and give them the information they need to pay you.  
SAMS Instructions
 
Finding bid opportunities is what the bid service does - talk to your PTAC counselor while you are putting your bid profile together and create your keywords.  Assistance is always at no cost.  Already on SAMs, use this Bid Service ONLY form. 
 
 
 
5. DYNAMIC BUSINESS SEARCH
 
This is the SBA's search database for small, minority, women, veteran and HUBZone Companies.  SBA Dynamic Small Business Search
 
    The US Small Business Administration was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
 
    Within the Small Business Administration, the Dynamic Small Business Search is an internal database of firms certified by the SBA under the 8(a) Business Development and HUBZone programs. The DSBS will populate those fields in the System for Award Management. The DSBS will automatically review the North American Industrial Classification Code System codes supplied by a firm and perform calculations against each NAICS code size standard to determine which NAICS codes the firm qualifies as a small business, based on employment and revenue information entered into SAM. Firms will update their records via the SAM web page and should follow the links and directions found there. This automated review of a firm’s size is done to determine if it is eligible to be included in the DSBS and does not affect, in any way, the self-representation requirement for federal procurement.The combined goals for the federal government are:
 
  •     23 percent of prime contracts for small businesses
  •     5 percent of prime and subcontracts for women-owned small businesses
  •     5 percent of prime contracts and subcontracts for small disadvantaged businesses
  • 3 percent of prime contracts and subcontracts for HUBZone small businesses
  • 3 percent of prime and subcontracts for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses
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  • NOTE: ADDING THIS ALL  UP?  THAT'S 61% UNRESTRICTED ANYONE CAN BID AT ANY PRICE. 


  • 6. WHAT IS A 8a SET ASIDE?
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  • To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program. ... Compete for set-aside and sole-source contracts in the program.
  • Members of Non-designated groups - Read me first!


 
7. WOMAN OWNED BUSINESS CERTIFICATION

PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS PAGE FOR WOB CERTIFICATION   NEWS FLASH
 
 
 
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350+ PAGES OF NEW INFORMATION ON
 
"HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE FEDERAL


APPROVED/PREFERRED VENDOR APPLICATION FORM
 
Want to work with the Primes and become a sub?  This form will help you figure out what they will be lookng at in your company.  
 
 
FEDERAL SERVICE HELP DESK FOR SAMS
 

Having a problem with SAMs and Login are just part of the process - the above link will take you to the FSD, where you can start a "incidient" report and they will track down the problem.  If you need assistance please call your local PTAC for assistance with this process.  WWW.APTAC-US.ORG
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