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D-U-N-S Numbers

Before you can bid on government proposals, you need to obtain a Dun & Bradstreet, or D-U-N-S, Number, a unique nine-digit identification number for each physical location of your business. D-U-N-S Number assignment is free for all businesses required to register with the federal government for contracts or grants.

What do I need to get my D-U-N-S Number?

When registering for your D-U-N-S Number, you will need the following on hand:

  • Legal name

  • 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)

  • Telephone number

  • Contact name and title

  • Number of employees at your physical location

  • Whether you are a Home-Based Business

How do I get my D-U-N-S Number?

Good news! Getting your D-U-N-S Number is easy. Visit D-U-N-S Request Service to obtain more detailed instructions on applying for your D-U-N-S Number.

Also, see the FAQs for obtaining a D-U-N-S Number and visit System for Award Management (SAM).

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