The application itself can take 15 hours or more, and a minimum of 10 days is required for the entire process to be completed correctly.
In some cases, even after they are registered, a number of businesses are still unsure about exactly how to submit their bids. Therefore, instead of wasting time (and money) trying to familiarize yourself with this highly complex and specialized system, allow us to quickly and efficiently register your business.
: In September 2016, the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) issued a final rule regarding the protection of controlled unclassified information (CUI).
The FAQ notes that the NARA Rule is consistent with DFARS 252.204.7012, as CDI falls under the NARA Rule’s definition of CUI, in that it is unclassified information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls pursuant to laws and regulations.
: The primary difference between the security requirements imposed by earlier versions of DFARS 252.204.7012 and the current version is the addition of multifactor authentication as a minimum security standard.
The FAQ clarifies that this requirement necessitates authentication using a combination of (1) something you know (e.g., password); (2) something you have (e.g., a One-Time Password generating device like a fob, smart-card, or a mobile app on a smart-phone); and (3) something you are (e.g., a biometric like a fingerprint or iris).
For a one-time payment of 7.00, you can ensure that your business too is in the game, paving the way for long-term growth and future success.
However, in order to be eligible to apply for these funds, both Stimulus and non-Stimulus allocations, businesses must be registered as federal contractors. The Federal Contractor Registry (FCR) is a third-party registration service that assists small to large businesses, Fortune 500 companies & state/county/city government agencies with System for Award Management (SAM) registration (formerly CCR registration & ORCA certification legacy systems).
Thus, different information is subject to different protections depending upon whether it is housed on contractor or DOD systems.