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How to Do Business with NASA

1. Identify Your Product or Service

  • Know the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes ( for your products or services.
  • Prepare a capability brief in both printed and electronic versions with an emphasis on Government work.

2. Register Your Business

3. Identify Your Target Market Within NASA

4. Identify Current NASA Procurement Opportunities

  • Identify current procurement opportunities in your product or service area by checking the Contracting Opportunities website (, which can assist you in identifying NASA requirements and send you e-mail notifications of released requirements.

5. Familiarize Yourself with NASA Contracting Procedures

6. Investigate Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contracts

  • Contact the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) ( for information on how to obtain a Federal Supply Schedule contract. Many NASA purchases are, in fact, orders on FSS contracts.

7. Seek Additional Assistance as Needed

8. Explore Subcontracting Opportunities

9. Investigate NASA Small Business Programs

  • Explore other small business programs, such as the NASA Mentor-Protégé Program (, the Small Business Innovation Research Program (, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions Program. Information on these and other programs is available on the NASA Office of Small Business Programs website (

10. Market Your Firm Well

  • After you have identified your customers, researched their requirements, and familiarized yourself with NASA procurement regulations and strategies, it is time to market your product or service. Present your capabilities directly to the NASA Centers that buy your products or services. Realize that, as with yours, their time is valuable. If the match is a good one, you can provide them with a cost-effective, quality solution to their requirements. Good luck!

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