Any company, large or small, wishing to do business with the Federal government must register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), the central databank for government contractors.
To register, access the CCR database and enter the required information about your company. CCR contains both mandatory and optional fields, and although your application will be considered complete if you fill out just the mandatory fields, we strongly recommend that you fill out all fields. Since government buying offices use the CCR database to help them identify companies that might be able to provide the goods and services they need, it is to your advantage to provide a complete picture of your company's capabilities and qualifications.
We also recommend that you gather all the required information and have it at hand before you go into the database.
Because proper CCR registration is so important, we are going to review some of the information that you will need to register, below. We also give you tips to help make sure that you enter the information correctly.
If you have questions regarding CCR registration, call the Registration Assistance Center at 1-888-227-2423 (1-616-961-4725 internationally).
Information You Will Need To Register in CCR
Please note that we are not going to review every piece of information included on CCR. Instead, we are going to discuss what we consider the essential information for small businesses.
We have organized the information that you will need into the following categories:
- Identification numbers
- Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number
- DUNS +4 Number
- CAGE Code
- U.S. Federal TIN
- A-T Number
- General information about your company
- Classification codes for your products and/or services
- NAICS codes
- SIC codes
- FSC codes
- Information about electronic funds transfer
- Registration acknowledgment and point of contact information
Remember to have the correct information for your company handy when you fill out the electronic form.
We want to remind you that when you enter the information on the CCR web site, you must fill in all the fields designated as mandatory or your application will be considered incomplete and your registration will not be accepted. And, again, we encourage you to fill in the optional fields as well.