Registering with the CCR
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
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.
Among the Business Tools is Central Contractor Registration
form. It is in Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf), and you will
need the free Acrobat Reader to view and print the file.
If you have questions regarding CCR registration, call the Registration Assistance Center at 1-888-227-2423 (1
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:
Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number
DUNS +4 Number
U.S. Federal TIN
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 infor