Small Business Connection

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Small Business Registration Information

To register as a small business in our SMALL BUSINESS CONNECTion Database, you will need to create a password and enter basic information about your business, including business address information, business certifications, and information on your company’s products/services (including the NAICS and NIGP codes for the products/services that you sell). See below for more information on NAICS and NIGP codes. After submitting your registration, the information will be reviewed by our staff before it is publicly displayed on our website. Click here to view a snapshot of the specific information required for registration.

Government Agency or Large Business Registration Information

To register as a government agency or large business in our Buyers database, you will need to create a password and enter basic information about your organization, including address and contact information, as well as information on the products/services that you buy. We are asking that you identify the National Institute of Government Procurement (NIGP) code for the products and services that you buy on a repetitive basis. You can enter up to 200 different NIGP codes in our database (assistance is available to help you identify appropriate NIGP codes). Click here to view a snapshot of the specific information required for registration.

North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Codes

The NAICS code system was developed by the federal government to help identify and track business activity. The NAICS code system classifies businesses by the use of a numerical code that describes the type of business activity performed. For example, plumbers are classified under NAICS code 238220, while roofing contractors are classified under code 238160. For a complete list of NAICS codes, go to www.census.gov/naics/2007/NAICO607.HTM.

Your business may provide products or services that fall under more than one NAICS code. For example, if you owned a business that offered plumbing and roofing services, both of the NAICS codes listed above would be appropriate. You can enter up to 10 different NAICS codes in our database.

It is extremely important that you provide accurate NAICS code information regarding the products and/or services that you sell. Incorrect NIACS codes will make it more difficult for buyers searching our database to find you.

If you need assistance with determining accurate NAICS codes for your business, please call (800) 626-2250 or e-mail cedsbsd@ky.gov. We recommend that you identify and verify appropriate NAICS codes for your business before registering on this site.

National Institute of Government Procurement (NIGP) Codes

The NIGP code system is used primarily by state and local government agencies to identify products and services that they purchase. We are using 5 digit NIGP codes. The first 3 digits identify a class, or group, and the last 2 digits identify a specific item. For example, class 863 is reserved for ‘Tires and Tubes’. Within this class, code 86303 is for Aircraft Tires and Tubes, 86305 is for Passenger Vehicle Tires and Tubes, etc. A complete list of 5 digit NIGP codes can be found at http://eprocurement.ky.gov/ (click on the ‘Commodity Class Codes and Descriptions’ link). To search the NIGP code list by keyword, click on ‘Edit’ and then ‘Find’.

If you need assistance with determining accurate NIGP codes for your business, please call (800) 626-2250 or e-mail cedsbsd@ky.gov. We recommend that you identify and verify appropriate NIGP codes for your business before registering on this site.

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