Tools for Doing Business with WHS


If your business wants to conduct business with WHS, there are a few steps to complete before you can compete for WHS contracts, which are awarded by the Acquisition Directorate (WHS/AD).

Step 1: Register with System for Award Management (SAM)

All businesses, individuals, or agencies who wish to do business with the Federal Government need to register with the SAM to obtain a Unique Entity ID (UEI). Registration is free.

Step 2. Identify your company’s NAICS codes

Your company’s North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes help determine if you qualify as a small business based on certain NAICS size standards. The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) table of small business size standards helps small business assess their business size.

Step 3. Learn about WHS/AD and the goods and services it procures

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Step 4. Identify contracting opportunities

There are several ways you can identify contracting opportunities with WHS/AD:

Step 5. Develop a capability statement

A capability statement is a concise, one-page overview of your business competencies. Think of it as your business resume. The capability statement highlights your core capabilities and key performance elements that differentiate your business from the competition.

Additional Information for Small Businesses

If you qualify as a small business under step 2, you can access resources from the WHS OSBP. Additional steps may be found on the DoD OSBP website.

Assistance Awards

Register with SAM and

First, you must register with the System for Award Management ( to obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). The UEI is a 12-character alphanumeric identifier assigned to all entities (public and private companies, individuals, institutions, or organizations) to do business with the Federal Government. Organizations will need to designate an E-Business Point of Contact (EBiz POC). It can take 7-10 business days to complete the registration process. There is no fee for registering with

Second, register with where you can find and apply for grants. Be sure to register with after your SAM registration is fully completed. registration is usually completed by the end of the session. Also, visit Learn Grants to find information about successfully navigating every phase of the grant management process from applying and reporting to the award closeout. There is no fee for registering with

Learn About WHS/AD Assistance Management

When doing the work of the government through a grant or other assistance funding mechanism, it is important to understand the WHS/AD assistance management process for creating and managing assistance awards through closeout.