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Disaster Contracting Assistance Center (DCAC)

About DCAC:

The Disaster Contracting Assistance Center provides a central point of reference for businesses, especially minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses and small- and medium-size enterprises, to register for and become aware of federal contracting opportunities. While the DCAC does not award contracts, our mission is to ensure that businesses understand the process and are aware when opportunities become available.


Submitting Unsolicited Proposals to DHS

The Department of Homeland Security is composed of several component agencies which handle different types of acquisitions. If you feel that your firm has a product or service which may be of interest to one or more DHS component agencies, click here for more information.


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For past events, visit the archive page.

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To see previous Agency Spotlights, click here.

Some Recent Opportunities posted on FedBizOpps (click here).
For a more complete listing of opportunities, please visit the FedBizOpps search page (click here).



Red ArrowSamples of Opportunities posted on FedBizOpps

To begin the contracting process, follow these steps:

  1. Register for DUNS Number: To register on Central Contractor Registry, you will need to have a DUNS Number

  2. You must register your company to become eligible for contracting opportunities by clicking on the Contract Registration button in the upper right-hand corner, under step 2 . This step registers your company through the Central Contract Registration (CCR), operated by the General Services Administration, and is required to receive federal contracts.
  3. Sign up for email alerts of new tenders related to your areas of interest by clicking on the Contract Alerts button in the right-hand column, under step 3. This step registers your company through FedBizOpps, operated by General Services Administration, which allows you to be notified when contracts become available and provides the necessary contact information to apply for particular contracts.

    Click Here for a Detailed Step Approach to the Federal Acquisition Marketplace

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  4. To determine your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code, please visit
  5. To determine if you business is classified as a Small Business, please visit
  6. Take advantage of the information and services provided by clicking on:

  7. Icon Services available to minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses and veteran-owned businesses
    Information for small businesses
    Information on the government contracting process
    Sub-contractor information to contact prime contractors
    Business opportunities available
    Use of Local Firms and Individuals
    Competitiveness Demonstration Program Act
    Federal Acquisitions Regulation
    Prevailing Wages in Construction Contracts

Business Counseling and Contracting Information:

Business Counseling and Contracting Information

  • Advise businesses on how to obtain their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code
  • Advise businesses on how to obtain a Dunn & Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System
    (D-U-N-S) Code
  • Assist registering at the Central Contractor Registration website
  • Assist registering with Federal Business Opportunities (fedbizopps) for email alerts on contracting opportunities
  • Advise of individuals to contact for further assistance



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This page last updated on September 17, 2008 .

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