Doing Business with Smithsonian

Supplier Diversity Program

HOW TO GET STARTED:

All prospective contractors for goods or services to the Smithsonian Institution must complete System for Award Management (SAM) registration. 

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.

REGISTER IN THE SMITHSONIAN SMALL BUSINESS DATABASE:

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

CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • 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 2024 Forecast.
  • 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.

WHAT THE SMITHSONIAN BUYS:

 

OUTREACH EVENTS - FY 2024

VENDOR INFORMATION SESSIONS: Virtual Platform (Industry Specific)

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am on Zoom in partnership with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

Topic Date Registration
1st Quarter: Construction Completed  
2nd Quarter: Exhibits March 13 Register Here
3rd Quarter: Merchandising June 26  
4th Quarter: IT/Marketing August 14  

 

7th ANNUAL DOING BUSINESS WITH THE SMITHSONIAN - HYBRID SHOWCASE: (Live and Streaming)

Hosted by NMAAHC (this is an all-day event)

Date: June 5, 2024

Check back for the registration link! 

 

For more information, please contact SDPHelp at (202) 633-6410 or sdphelp@si.edu.