What is a DUNS Number?
A Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is a nine-digit code established by Dun & Bradstreet which has become a standard business identifier throughout the world. DUNS numbers are often required in order to perform government contracts for many federal agencies. Assignment of DUNS numbers are free for all businesses that are required to register with the federal government for contracts or grants.
Why are DUNS Numbers Important?
Needed to register with the System for Award Management (SAM)
Needed to receive a CAGE code
Have become the standard for keeping track of more than 200 million businesses and their corporate relationships worldwide
The D-U-N-S® Number is recognized, recommended, and sometimes required by more than 200 global, industry, and trade associations, including the U.N., European Commission, and the U.S. Federal Government
What do I Need to Get my DUNS Number?
Headquarters name and address for your business
Doing Business As (DBA) or other name by which your business is commonly recognized
Physical address, city, state and ZIP Code
Mailing address (if separate from headquarters and/or physical address)
Contact name and title
Number of employees at your physical location
Whether you are a Home-Based Business
Where Do I Get My DUNS Number?
Getting your DUNS Number is a simple process.
Visit and register at: Dun & Bradstreet
For More Information: http://www.sba.gov/content/getting-d-u-n-s-number