It is now the standard for all United States Federal Government electronic commerce transactions to help streamline and reduce federal procurement costs. So your company needs a D&B D-U-N-S Number if you plan to do business with the U.S. Federal Government.
The D&B D-U-N-S Number is the key identifier of companies listed in the U.S. Supplier List.
The D&B D-U-N-S Number can help small and medium-sized companies to compete more effectively in the global marketplace, and in countries that they simply could not reach before. A D&B D-U-N-S Number is easy to obtain, simple to use and accepted worldwide. A unique nine-digit D&B D-U-N-S Number can be assigned to each of your business locations. Your D&B D-U-N-S Number is a major enabler toward achieving significant benefits in selling goods and services. As global sources evolve, supplier identification and qualification becomes much easier because purchasing managers can view suppliers around the world right from their desktops. It further helps the overseas company with supply chains and improve their overall effectiveness to locate new supplier. It helps to streamline your transactions and simplify communications with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and bar coding. Implement a common classifier or identifier for invoices, requisitions, payments, shipping, customs clearance and other business documentation.
To obtain your D&B number, please complete the form Comfirm/Update your D&B Number. Once you obtain your D&B Number you may register on the U.S Supplier List.