If you want to compete for federal government contracts, for example, one of the first questions they will ask you is for your Dun Number.
You might ask, “If I don’t have one now, how do I get one?
It is quite simple.
The very first step you should take is to determine whether or not your company already has a Duns Number by doing a Duns Number lookup. Go to this website and type in your company name and address, then click next for a Duns Number search.
If your company does have a number, go to iUpdate to update your company information. If it turns out that the firm does not have a number, you have three options.
- By clicking ont the “get started” tab, you can get a Duns Number within 30 business days for free. If you are going after a government contract with a short deadline, you may have to pay for a number to get quicker action.
- If you purchase a D&B service, they will expedite the creation of your Duns Number. There is also the Duns File Creator that will get you a Duns Number in five days.
- If you plan to bid on government contracts or apply for grants, you can get a Duns Number for free within a few days. If you wish to do business with the government, you will need to complete a CCR or Government Contractor Registration. Registration is mandatory if you wish to do business with the government.