Doing business with the Federal Government

Doing business with the Federal Government

If you want to setup your Drone business to do business with the federal government, you will need a DUNS number and register with SAM. The process to obtain a DUNS number and register on SAM.gov requires two steps. 

Step 1: Get your DUNs number.

DUNS is Dun & Bradstreet’s (D&B) “Data Universal Numbering System”. It is a copyrighted, proprietary means of identifying business entities on a location-specific basis.

A DUNS number is a unique nine-character identification number Dun & Bradstreet provides free of charge.

Business entities can obtain a DUNS number through D&B's Web site at: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform

To complete the process to obtain a DUNS number, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Legal name of your business entity
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Name of the CEO or business owner
  • Legal structure or type of business (corporation, partnership, proprietorship, etc.)
  • Year the entity was created
  • Primary line of business
  • Total number of employees (full- and part-time)

 

Step 2 Go to Sam.gov and create an account and register your business entity. It is a lengthy form.

Once you have been assigned a DUNS number, you must annually register on SAM.gov. To complete the process on SAM, you will need the same kind of information used to obtain your DUNS number.

The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Government system that consolidates the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Federal Contract Registry (FedReg), Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and Excluded Parties List System (EPLS).

Business entities that have obtained a DUNS number must register annually on SAM to be eligible to receive financial assistance.

There is NO charge to register or maintain your entity registration record in SAM.

 

The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government.

 There is no cost to use SAM. You can use this site for FREE to:

  • Register to do business with the U.S. government
  • Update or renew your entity registration
  • Check status of an entity registration
  • Search for entity registration and exclusion records

Here are some NAICS codes to use when registering with SAM.

Applicable NAICS codes for UAS Drone business would be:

https://www.naics.com/naics-code-description/?code=541922

541922 - Commercial photography

541370 - Surveying and mapping (except geophysical) services

541990 - All other professional , scientific, and technical services.

 

Reference:

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/programs/?cid=stelprdb1257063

 

 

 

Jim Noss

Drone Dogs Media, 233 Golf Club Drive, Key West, FL, 33040

Originally from the heartland of Pennsylvania, Jim is a seasoned Principal Software Engineer by trade having worked in the Baltimore/DC area. With over thirty years working in the intelligence community and creating awesome systems to help our Warfighters. Jim started two small businesses while maintaining his software career. Now at the thirty-year mark of his career, he just grew tired of the bullshit and decided to leave the rat race and move to Key West with his family. Still trying to dabble in software development for the government customer in Key West, he quickly realized that he was done working for other narrow-minded people, He needed a change and needed to work for himself enjoying what he did on a day-to-day basis. 

Jim decided to pursue the Drone Life. Studying all there is about drone aerial photography  and piloting a drone. Jim received his FAA Part 107 sUAS Certification and started putting all his business and drone knowledge into practice. There was no going back to a crappy soul-sucking computer desk job. Life is just too damn short for that. 

Having passion, a strong work ethic and the attention to customer service, Jim is focused on building the most successful drone aerial service business in the Florida Keys and beyond. Jim is currently based in Key West and is working on getting waivers to fly, legally,  in the Class D restricted air space of Key West.

If you are interested in what services the Drone Dogs can provide, please contact our team today for a consultation.

FAA 107 LICENSED & INSURED sUAS PILOT