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The North Dakota Procurement Technical Assistance offers these important links for procurement in North Dakota.

Identification Numbers and Codes 

Employer Identification Number 

Apply for an EIN online


DUNS Number 

Online application to obtain a DUNS number


NAICS codes 

Guide to the uniform, industry-wide classification system for statistical reporting of all economies of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico; NAICS codes are needed to register in the government's vendor database, SAM, for federal contracting

Search Sites

FSC/PSC search

Listing and search engine for Federal Supply Codes and Product Service Codes; needed to complete registration in SAM


USA Spending Gov

The U.S. government's official web search site


SBA Dynamic Small Business Search




The place where the federal government announces all of its contracts valued at more than $25,000; register here to conduct advanced searches

SBA Small Business Size Standards

Small Business Size Standards

Use these tables to determine whether your business is a small business


8(a) program

Guide to the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) business development program


Net Worth Determination

Determine your net worth to qualify for 8(a) program using SBA Form 413


8(a) Mentor- Protege Rules

SBA’s rules on what written mentor-protege agreements must contain


Joint Venture Guidelines

 SBA’s rules on 8(a) mentor-protege joint venture agreements



System for Award Management, includes the centralized, electronic registration process for vendors that want to do business with the federal government, formerly known as Central Contractor Registration, as well as ORCA, the Online Representations and Certifications Application, the primary federal government repository for most of the government-required representations and certifications


SAM Quick Start Guide



SAM User's Guide



SAM User Help Regarding Small Business Information



Guide to the Small Business Administration's HUBZone program


HUBZone Locator Tool

Type in an address to determine weather it is located in a HUBZone

Veteran-Owned Business

CVE Vet's First Program 

The VA's vendor registration system for veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned business (for doing business with the VA)


SDVOSB Joint Venture Requirements

Terms required in a joint venture involving a service-disabled veteran-owned small business



Government Contracting Programs

Government Contracting programs for service disabled veteran owned business

Federal Opportunities and Contracts


FedConnect helps over 100,000 vendors and grant applicants, find, respond to and win opportunities for contracts, grants, and other types of assistance funding.



The place where the federal government announces all of its contracts valued at more than $25,000; register here to conduct advanced searches


Federal Procurement Data System

Whats Reported to FPDS-ND? Contracts whose estimated value is $3,500 or more or that may be $3,400 or more. Every Modification to that contract, regardless of dollar value must be reported to FPDS- ND by federal agencies

Women Owned Small Business Program

WOSB program 

Guide to the Small Businesses Administration's Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program


Department of Defense Mentor-Protege Program


Business in Canada

MERX Supplier Guide 

A guide for doing business with the Canadian government