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In Reference To Small Businesses , What Is The DUNS ( Data Universal Numbering System ) ?

DUNS stands for the Data Universal Numbering System. It is a database maintained by Dun and Bradstreet that is used by the Government to identify each contractor and their location(s). This number is required to register with the Central Contractor Register (CCR) that is used by the government's electronic commerce/electronic data interchange (EC/EDI) system called FACNET. You can obtain a DUNS number at no cost by calling Dun and Bradstreet at 800-814-1435

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