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State of Alaska Procurement

Procurement for the State of Alaska is expected to exceed $12.1 billion in 2013.     The five areas in which this money will be spent is resource development, education, public safety, transportation/infrastructure, and military support.  The State of Alaska … Continue reading

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State By State Procurement, QPL, Standards and Regulations

The goal of our Sell To States website is to assist you in finding answers to difficult questions concerning safety regulations. We reference the FHWA – Federal Highway Administration and  MUTCD – Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices web sites … Continue reading

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What are Commodity Codes for Vendor Registration

  Commodity Codes Basically, a commodity code assigns a numeric value to a good or service for the industry to which that good or service belongs.  For example, the NIGP commodity code for an electric water fountain is 225-30.  Commodity … Continue reading

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State Standards and Specifications Lists – ALPHABETICAL

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What are Standards and Specifications – Part 1

State Standards and Specification List Standards and specifications are the benchmark for measuring product performance.  They communicate a common set of expectations and establish the integrity that all products must meet or exceed.  Standards and specifications provide guidance and instruction … Continue reading

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What is a DUNS Number? / How Do I Register for a DUNS Number?

Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) assigns a unique nine digit number to each physical location of a business to identify unique information about that business in that particular location.  This 9 digit number is a Data Universal Numbering System or DUNS … Continue reading

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What is a FEIN or EIN

What is a FEIN or EIN (Federal Tax ID Number) and which businesses should have an EIN? Continue reading

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What is a CCR or CAGE Code?

Do you need a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code?  Most states may ask for, but do not require a CAGE Code during Vendor Registration.  It is utilized by the U.S. Federal Government procurement agencies but seldom needed by the … Continue reading

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Steps to Register with BidSync – Part 2

Easy detailed instructions for Vendor registration with BidSync Links. Continue reading

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BidSync Vendor – How to Register Basic Information Part 1

I became confused when I tried to register for the State of California Vendor’s list because I found myself leaving the state’s site only to be deposited on the BidSync Links website.  To add to my dismay, I saw that … Continue reading

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What is BidSync Links

BidSync is an electronic bid notification service connecting vendors and suppliers to government agencies seeking to make purchases. Continue reading

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What is BidSync Links Plus

The best way to tell you what BidSync is – is to show you what BidSync does. Continue reading

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California Procurement

California Home Page California Doing Business California Vendor Registration California QPL California Standards and Specifications California SB/DVBE Register to do Business with the State of California The budget for the State of California is roughly $120 billion dollars each year … Continue reading

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State QPL and Approved Products Lists – ALPHABETICAL

ALABAMA ALASKA ARIZONA ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA COLORADO CONNECTICUT DELAWARE – does not maintain a QPL DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FLORIDA GEORGIA HAWAII IDAHO ILLINOIS INDIANA IOWA KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MAINE MARYLAND MASSACHUSETTS MICHIGAN MINNESOTA MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI MONTANA NEBRASKA NEVADA NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW … Continue reading

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Florida Procurement

The following web pages are good resources to assist you in doing business with the State of Florida. Florida Home Page Florida Doing Business Florida Vendor Registration My Florida Market Place Florida QPL Florida Standards and Specifications Florida CBE (Certified … Continue reading

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What is a Qualified Products Lists (QPL) / Approved Products Lists – Part 1

State QPL List – Part 2 What is a Qualified Products List (QPL) or Approved Products List The Qualified Products Lists (QPL) identifies the products that have been tested for conformance with the appropriate specification requirements.  There are many QPLs, … Continue reading

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How To Become A Vendor in the State of Alabama

How To Become a Registered Vendor with the State of Alabama Vendors must register with the State of Alabama in order to receive solicitations to bid.  There is a $200 registration fee which provides access to the bid solicitations for … Continue reading

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