Registrations are required for small businesses to be eligible to work with the federal government.  These registrations are complicated.  Collaborative Compositions takes the headache out of submitting these registrations.
We COMPLETE them on your behalf!

DUNS Number:

DUNS numbers are a unique nine-digit identification number for each physical location of your business.  They are required before bidding on government proposals.

Registering for a DUNS number requires the following information:

  • Legal name.
  • Headquarters name and address for your business.
  • Doing-Business-As (DBA) or other name your business uses.
  • Physical address, city, state, and ZIP Code.
  • Mailing address (if different from headquarters and/or physical address).
  • Telephone number.
  • Contact name and title.
  • Number of employees at your physical location.

* This requirement will change some time in FY 2022 based on a contract awarded to Earnst & Young to move the government away from DUNS numbers. (As of October CY 2021, DUNS are still required.)


You must register your business with the federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM). for consideration of a federal government contract award.

SAM is a searchable database, and Government agencies use it to find contractors.  The government mandate is to post all contracting opportunities with a value exceeding $25,000 on SAM.  An accurate and attractive SAM listing is key to success in government contracting.

Your SAM registration requires at least the following information.

  • DUNS Number, Legal Business Name, and Physical Address matching your DUNS record.
  • Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Taxpayer Name associated with your TIN, found on tax documents from the IRS (such as a 1099 or W-2 form).
  • Bank routing number, your bank account number, and your bank account type (checking or savings), to set up Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Collaborative Compositions offer 3 service packages.  In addition, we offer an array of hands-on individualized services.

Advisory Package

Advisory services that include the
following activities:

Evaluating/optimizing name, identity, brand tone, architecture, standards, messaging & marketing across:

  • Current company website.
  • Social media/all digital platforms.
  • Internal messaging.
  • Indirect sales channels.

Consultative Package

All Services in Advisory Package
PLUS additional below:

  • Direct and indirect sales strategy.
  • Brand platform creative development.
  • Direct and indirect messaging.
  • Brand and media communication.
  • Development of marketing assets.



Collaborative Package

All Services in Advisory & Consultative
PLUS additional below:

  • Facilitation of customer education
  • Identification & creation of market expansion
  • Networking and creation of relationships
  • Attendance at industry days, conferences
  • Opportunity forecasts.


Cage Code:

Commercial and Government Entity (“CAGE”) Code is a five-character ID number.  It is required for all companies looking for awards of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) based contracts by the federal government. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) issues CAGE Numbers, and it is the only entity authorized to do so.

CAGE codes, assigned by the DLA to businesses, is a part of the SAM registration process. DLA delays CAGE code assignment for a variety of reasons.  It is critical the submitted application is accurate down to the punctuation in order to acquire a CAGE code. Conflicts or issues that occur with CAGE code issuance make SAM registration not complete, and it returned to the business to correct the errors found. Our consultants work with DLA to resolve any issues and get a timely issuance of a CAGE code on your behalf.

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