All contractors must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) or they will not be awarded a Federal contract.
The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, requires federal agencies to have the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for every contractor and to pay every contractor through electronic funds transfer. The CCR registration was also created to be the single source of contractor data for the entire DoD, to avoid administrative duplication and allow contractors to take responsibility for the accuracy of their own business information supplying it through a single registration.
CCR allows federal government contractors to provide basic information, capabilities, and financial information one time to the government. This requirement applies to all solicitations and awards. The only exemptions will be for purchases made with the Government wide commercial purchase card, contracting offices located outside the U.S., classified contracts, and contracts executed to support contingency or emergency operations.
Contractors can register in the CCR online. For information regarding CCR registration, visit the CCR web site. Other information regarding registration can be obtained through CCR Assistance Center (CCRAC) at 1-888-227-2423. A paper form for registration may be obtained from the DoD Electronic Commerce Information Center at 1-800-334-3414.
The +4 extension to a DUNS number is created by the registrant in CCR when there is a need for more than one bank/Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) account for a location. Dun & Bradstreet does not create or maintain the +4 number.
Vendors wishing to register their subsidiaries and other entities, should ensure that each additional location obtains a separate DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet. Dun & Bradstreet can be contacted at 1-800-333-0505.
Vendors that are currently registered in CCR using a DUNS+4 number for reasons other than mentioned above will be contacted by a CCR Team designated to assist in the change. Until at time, all registrations using the DUNS+4 are considered active and complete. The DUNS+4 vendors require no action until they receive instruction from the designated CCR Team.