Doing Business with Smithsonian

Supplier Diversity Program


All prospective contractors for goods or services to the Smithsonian Institution must complete System for Award Management (SAM) registration. Prior to registering with SAM, businesses must have a D&B DUNS number and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).

If assistance is needed with the registration process, businesses are encouraged to contact the Federal Services Desk by phone at 866.606.8220 or 334.206.7828. Another source for assistance with the SAM registration process are Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), which are federally funded, state-run centers. Each state has at least one center, and PTAC assistance is free and available to all businesses. The nearest PTAC can be found through the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) website.


The Smithsonian believes in and is committed to the advancement of small business enterprises including those owned by women and minorities. In an effort to better serve these business communities the Smithsonian has created an on-line vendor profile database that will allow current and prospective vendors the opportunity to input their company information into Smithsonian's Small Business Database. The on-line registration form should be viewed as a marketing took only, and not as a guarantee for receiving solicitations or contract awards.

Access the Vendor Registration Form

Doing Business with the Smithsonian Quick Tips


  • Active Smithsonian Procurement notices are posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website
  • The current Forecast of Procurement Contracting Opportunities can be found by going to FY 2022 Forecast.
  • Information on small business participation on the construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) can be found on the Clark/Smoot/Russell Joint Venture (CSR) team website.
  • More information about the new museum can be found on NMAAHC's website.
  • Vendors interested in selling products through the Smithsonian's stores should contact Smithsonian Enterprises. These items must reflect the mission of the Smithsonian, generally through a relationship to subjects covered by the Smithsonian's collections.



Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) Vendor Information Session

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Smithsonian Institution invites small business vendors to join the Nation's Largest Museum, Education, and Research Complex in our worldwide mission: "the increase and diffusion of knowledge!" This vendor information session will feature the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and provide small business information on how to do business with the Smithsonian Institution and upcoming procurement opportunities at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

Register online at:

For more information, please contact SDPHelp at (202) 633-6410 or