Contracting with Nellis AFB

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The purpose of these pages is to inform contractors and prospective contractors how to do business with Nellis and Creech AFBs.

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Useful Phone Numbers
· Infrastructure Flight (PKA) -- (702) 652-2531
· Base Operations (PKB) -- (702) 652-9571
· Specialized and Commodities Flight (PKC) -- (702) 652-9903
· Plans & Programs Flight (PKP) -- (702) 652-9126
· Reception Desk -- (702) 652-4003

Mission
Contract for goods and services and provide acquisition management to meet warfighter needs at Nellis and Creech AFBs and deployed units worldwide.

HOW TO GET STARTED DOING BUSINESS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD).
"A Step-by-Step Approach to the DoD Marketplace"

  1. Identify your Product or Service
  • It is essential to know the Federal Supply Class or Service (FSC/SVC) codes, the Product and Service Codes (PSCs), and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for your products, services or industry in which your organization normally does business.
  • The PSC Manual provides codes to describe products, services, and research and development (R&D) purchased by the Federal Government. Many government product/service listings and future procurements are identified according to the PSC.
  • The PSC Manual is located at: https://www.acquisition.gov/psc-manual 
  • NAICS is the standard used by the Federal Government to classify businesses for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the United States' business economy according to the type of economic activity (process of production) in Canada, Mexico and the United States of America.
  • NAICS Codes are located at: https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/ 
  1. Obtain a Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGE) or North Atlantic Treaty Organization Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) Code.
  • CAGE Code (domestic vendors) and NCAGE Code (foreign vendors) is required data for registering in SAM. A CAGE Code is five character alpha-numerical identifier assigned to entities located within the United States and its' territories. A NCAGE Code is five character alpha-numerical identifier assigned to entities located outside of the United States and its territories. The CAGE Code is used to support procurement and acquisition processes through the Federal Government. CAGE Codes are given an expiration date of five years from the last update, and NCAGE Code expirations currently do not apply.
  • A CAGE Code for domestic vendor(s) is obtained at: https://cage.dla.mil/Home/UsageAgree Note: For vendors seeking prime contracts paid directly from the Government, proceed to the next step to apply for a DUNS number.
  • An NCAGE Code for foreign vendor(s) is obtained at: https://eportal.nspa.nato.int/ACI35Public/CageTool/home 
  1. Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and Register in the System for Award Management (SAM).
  • Registration is required of your entity (business, individual, or government agency) in order to do business with the Federal Government. A DUNS number and registration within SAM are prerequisites for any contract award.
  • DUNS number is a proprietary system developed and regulated by Dun & Bradstreet.
  • SAM is the official website of the Federal Government designed to hold information relevant to procurement and financial transactions. Entities may register at no cost directly on the website. User guides and webinars are available under the Help tab. Please be aware that there are businesses that offer assistance registering in SAM for a fee; you are not required to use any of these services - registration in SAM is always free if you go directly to the government website.
  • Obtain a DUNS number through Dun and Bradstreet at: https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/get-a­duns.html.
  • After obtaining a DUNS number, then register in SAM at: https://sam.gov
  1. Explore Federal and DoD Programs with the Small Business Administration (SBA).
  1. Identify Current Federal and DoD Contract Opportunities at Beta.SAM.gov.

View procurement notices from Federal contracting offices to find opportunities to bid for Federal business. These include pre-solicitation notices, solicitation notices, award notices and sole source notices. Manage your searches and track notices by creating an account. Start your search at https://beta.sam.gov/search. DoD-developed guides for using the Beta.SAM website are available here: https://dodprocurementtoolbox.com/site-pages/contract-opportunities

  1. Familiarize Yourself with Federal and DoD Contracting Regulations and Procedures.

Familiarize yourself with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)  https://www.acquisition.gov/ and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (OF ARS)  https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfarsp12:i/current/index.html

  1. Look at Business Opportunities at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

As the acquisition arm of the federal government, GSA plays a vital role in connecting the private sector with federal agencies fulfilling their business needs. GSA offers professional services, equipment, supplies, telecommunications, and information technology from commercial businesses to government organizations and the military through acquisition solutions from its Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). See https://www.gsa.gov/buying-selling/new-to-gsa-acquisitions/how-to-sell-to-the-government 

  1. Explore FedMall Contract Opportunities.

FedMall is an e-commerce ordering system for Department of Defense (DoD), Federal, State, and authorized local Agencies to search for and acquire products from government reserves and commercial sources. Buyers will have access to tens of millions of individual items of supply, from centrally managed DoD and General Service Administration (GSA) assets to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products. As a supplier, you will access FedMall primarily via the Supplier Portal-a dedicated website where you will register, manage your catalog items, and view purchase orders. The Supplier Portal is available at https://www.suppliers.fedmall.mil/.

  1. See Links to Other Useful Information.

 

(Current as January 2022)