How to do business with the DOJIf you are a small business owner wondering how to do business with the DOJ, here is the answer.

Small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, HUBZone certified businesses, woman-owned small businesses, and small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans can break into the federal marketplace and do business with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).

To achieve that goal, small business owners must work toward becoming federal contractors, identifying contracting opportunities, and thereby getting contracts or subcontracts that allow them to provide their products and/or services to the DOJ.

Where to start?

As the DOJ’s official website shows, there are some basic steps that small businesses must take to pursue contracts with the Federal Government.

  1. Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)number from Dun & Bradstreet. This unique nine-digit number is available for free for vendors pursuing federal contracts and grants through
  2. Register in the System for Award Management (SAM). SAM is a consolidation of several procurement systems that allows small businesses to register to do business with the federal government, and represent/self-certify as a small business in one system.

How to access federal contracts?

To find contracting opportunities, the DOJ recommends the following:

Are you interested in doing business with the DOJ?

If you are interested in doing business with the DOJ and need more details in this respect, you can obtain more information by visiting the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and the Small Business Development Centers.

Parallelly, you can contact our team of experts in federal contracting through the following channels:

Through a free video consultation, you will learn about your chances of becoming a federal provider and, better yet, doing business directly with the DOJ. Contact us today!

A nationally recognized expert in federal contracting, small business entrepreneurship, vendor, and project/program management. A graduate of the prestigious Stanford and Cornell Universities, Dr. Rafael Marrero is a former Fortune 500 procurement executive, two-time Inc. 500 honoree, network news commentator, and Amazon best-selling author.

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