The Joint Undertaking must be issued the necessary FCL before the contract is performed. For more information on joint ventures, please visit www.dss.mil (Defense Security Service Small Business Guide – Facility Clearance Process). 11. How can a contractor obtain an FCL? An unidentified contractor must be sponsored by the United States for an FCL. the Government or any other approved contractor who wishes to use the contractor`s services for a classified contract. 12. What are the elements of an FCL? An FCL is a declassification of the business unit. There are three main elements of an FCL: 7. What public procurement is available to unexplained bidders? Unidentified tenderers would be entitled to the award of contracts which do not require access to classified information or which oblige the undertaking to provide staff released for the performance of the contract. . . .