SBA and Defense Department link databases

The Small Business Administration and the Defense Department last week took the first step toward completing the Business Partner Network for government contractors. SBA integrated its small business database, PRO-Net, with DOD's Central Contractor Registration system.

PRO-Net serves as agencies' small-business procurement resource, and the CCR is the central repository of information about contractors doing business with Defense Department. Small businesses can now enter their information in both databases simultaneously. CCR will rely on PRO-Net as the authoritative source for vendors certified under SBA's small-business contracting programs, such as 8(a) and HUBZone for historically underutilized businesses.

Eventually the CCR will become the Business Partner Network, a key part of the Office of Management and Budget's Integrated Acquisition Environment, an e-government project. The network will then serve as the single point of registration and validation for vendors. Agencies also will have to register with the network to make interagency transactions.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • VIDEO: Explore the 2019 M&A Trends

    Editor Nick Wakeman interviews Kevin DeSanto of the investment bank KippsDeSanto about the highlights of their annual M&A survey and trends driving acquisitions in the federal space. Read More

  • PROJECT 38 PODCAST

    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman and senior staff writer Ross Wilkers discuss the major news events so far in 2019 and what major trends are on the horizon. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.