Business Guide

Report
Doing Business with the
Department of Defense
Global Border Security Conference and Expo
Presented by
Dan E. Shackelford
Associate Director for Small Business
U.S. Army Medical Command
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Department of Defense
Role in Border Security
 Counter-drug Operations
 Counter-terrorism Activities
 Augmentation of Border Patrol
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National Guard
• Technical Support
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How To Do Business with
the Department of Defense
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Identify Your Product/Service
• North American Industry Classification
System (NAICS) code (www.census.gov/naics)
• Federal Supply Classification or Service
(FSC/SVC) code (www.dlis.dla.mil/h2/)
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Register Your Business
• Register in the Central Contractor
Registration (CCR) (www.ccr.gov)
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Must have Data Universal Numbering System
(DUNS) number
(http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/displayHomePage.do)
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CAGE code will be assigned from your CCR
registration
• Specific Agency Lists
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Identify Target Market
 The DoD Statistical Information Analysis
Division (SIAD) procurement data reports.
http://siadapp.dior.whs.mil/procurement/historical_reports/statistics/procstat.html
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Standard Tabulation (ST) 28
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ARMY
NAVY
AIR FORCE
DLA
Other Defense Agencies (ODAs)
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Learn procedures
• Selling to the Military Handbook
(www.acq.osd.mil/sadbu/publications/selling/index.html)
•
Selling to the Army (www.sellingtoarmy.info)
• Selling to the Navy (www.donhq.navy.mil/OSBP/)
• Selling to the Air Force (www.selltoairforce.org)
• Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
(http://www.arnet.gov/far/)
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Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS)
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The “Process”
Requirement
Performance
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Solicitation
Contract Award
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Offer
Evaluation
Identify Specific Requirements
 Federal Business Opportunities
(FedBizOpps.gov)
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The single source for publishing federal
government procurement opportunities that
exceed $25,000.
• Free subscription using NAICS Codes or Key
Words
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Investigate Other Opportunities
• Federal Supply Schedule
• Government Purchase Card
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Purchases under $2,500
• Small Business Programs
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Enable limiting competition to specific socioeconomic groups and programs
• Subcontracting
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Seek Assistance
• Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
(http://www.dla.mil/db/procurem.htm)
• Small Business Administration
•
Service Corps Of Retired Executives (SCORE)
• Economic Development Centers
• Chambers of Commerce
• Professional Associations
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Market your Firm
The first presentation of your company’s
capabilities should be directly to the Small
Business Specialist at the activities that buy
your products or services.
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Essentials for Success
 Focus
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Don’t waste time marketing to the wrong people
 Commitment
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Be willing to work hard to make the sale
Don’t give up because of initial failures to win contracts
 Exceptional Performance
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Highest Quality Product or Service
On Time
At or Below Cost
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