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Ten Steps to Doing Business with the U.S. Marshals Service

  1. Identify your product/service. Know the Federal Supply Class or Service (FSC/SVC) codes and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for your products or services.
  2. To do business with U.S. Marshals Service, vendors need a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number. To apply for or look up your company's number, go to the Dun & Bradstreet website.
  3. Vendors must register with System for Award Management (SAM). All vendors must have a Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) code. If you do not have a Contractor and Government Entity code, one will be assigned to you when you complete the System for Award Management registration. This registration must be updated annually before the expiration date. Be sure to completely fill out the System for Award Management application, including every business classification that applies to your company. If you need further information, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
  4. Identify your target market within U.S. Marshals service. Identify what the U.S. Marshals service procures.
  5. Match your company's capabilities to the Federal Supply Schedule. Contact the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for information on how to obtain a Federal Supply Schedule contract. Many U.S. Marshals service purchases are, in fact, orders on Federal Supply Schedule contracts.
  6. Perform a search on Contract Opportunities (Formally FBO) to find upcoming and current U.S. Marshals service Business opportunities – Learn more .
  7. Familiarize yourself with U.S. Marshals Service Contracting procedures. Be familiar with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the Justice Acquisition Regulation (JAR).
  8. Explore subcontracting opportunities. Obtain information on subcontracting opportunities through the Small Business Administration's SUB-Net or Subcontracting Opportunities Directory. Solicitations or notices are posted by prime contractors.
  9. Research small business programs. Visit the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to learn about Small business development and mentoring programs.
  10. Market your company. Key steps in marketing your company include but are not limited to having a plan and a budget, a great product and/or service, a professional brand, and powerful marketing materials.