DoD Procurement Instrument Identification (PIID) Change

In order to standardize procurement transactions across the Federal Government, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 4.16, Unique Procurement Instrument Identifiers (PIID) has been amended to implement a uniform award identification system referred to as the Procurement Instrument Identification (PIID).

For DLA the new structure will continue to require use of Activity Address Codes (AACs) as the unique identifier for contracting offices, the current fiscal year, instrument type and a four-character serial number. Existing contract, purchase order, delivery order numbers will not change. Beginning October 1, 2016 manual purchase order numbers will change from “m” to “p” in the 9th position. Automated purchase orders will continue to use a “V” in the 9th position.

Beginning October 2017, Task/Delivery Order numbers will be issued with a unique 13-character delivery order number as described above, containing “F” or “M” in the 9th position; the current four-character supplementary call number identifier will no longer be utilized.
A “M” in the ninth position of the PIID will identify purchase orders and task or delivery orders issued by the enterprise FedMall system.
All modifications, including modifications to calls and task/delivery orders, will utilize a 6-character format, added to the 13-character PIID being modified.

If you have any questions or concerns about these changes contact your PTAC counselor!

To read Subpart 4.16 in full visit

Please monitor the DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS)
and/or the Supplier Information Resource Center (SIRC) for updates.


The International Professional Series


The Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University will be hosting The International Professional Series for both Novice and Experienced Exporters throughout October and November. The IPS provides participants with the expertise and hands-on information to help them succeed in the global marketplace. For those new to international trade, this is an excellent introduction to the key components of global business. For trade professionals, this is an opportunity to broaden your knowledge and stay current on the latest regulations and best practices.

To view the PDF in full: intl-prof-series-fall-2016-flyer2


Keep Your CAGE Code Up to Date!

This month marks a significant change in the way the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) manages its Commercial and Government entity (CAGE) codes. Beginning August 25, any new or updated CAGE code will be assigned an expiration date. What does this mean for you, small businesses?

Really, all you need to do is keep your System for Award Management (SAM) registration up to date and you will be safe from expiration. SAM requires you to update your records at least once a year. If you do not keep your SAM registration updated your CAGE code is at risk of expiration and your company will not be able to do business with the Federal Government and you will become ineligible for government funding meaning you will not get paid for the work you are already conducting!

The good news is if your SAM registration does expire you do still have the option to renew it. Once it is renewed, the CAGE system will receive a notification and your CAGE code will be given a new expiration date. If you still have questions or need help registering or updating your SAM registration or CAGE code please contact us!