How Important Are DUNS Numbers When Bidding on Government Contracts?

How Important Are DUNS Numbers When Bidding on Government Contracts?

Any organization that wants to bid on government proposals must have a Dun & Bradstreet number. DUNS number assignments are free, and a unique nine-digit number is assigned to each physical location of a business.

To register for a DUNS number, a business must provide its legal name, physical address, mailing address, telephone number, contact name and title, number of employees at the physical location, and whether the business is home-based. A DUNS number verifies the existence of a business globally. Once assigned, a DUNS number is not reissued or reassigned. As of February 2015, over 100 million businesses worldwide have been assigned DUNS numbers.