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Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the centralized, electronic registration for vendors who want to do business with the Department of Defense (DoD). As of June 1, 1998, both current and potential DoD vendors are required to register in CCR in order to do business with the DoD. Vendors are required to complete the registration to provide basic information relevant to procurement and financial transactions. In addition, vendors must update or renew their registration annually to maintain an active status. To register in the CCR, go to: http://www.ccr.gov (Scroll down to the bottom of this page to learn about the information you will need to complete the CCR.)

PRO-Net is an electronic gateway of procurement information -- for and about small businesses. It is a search engine for contracting officers, a marketing tool for small firms and a "link" to procurement opportunities and important information. It is designed to be a "virtual" one-stop-procurement-shop." If you register in CCR and indicate you are a small business , you will be directed to a PRO-Net Supplemental Page' which gathers information specific to PRO-Net that CCR does not collect.

State of Michigan Vendor/Payee Registration is required for all companies doing business with the State of Michigan. The State of Michigan's Office of Purchasing (OOP) Contract and Payment Express web site allows businesses to complete this registration. Businesses are requested to enter general business information and indicate the types of goods and/or services they can offer to the state. Vendors are also allowed to maintain their own vendor record at this website by entering update information when necessary. Go to the following web site to complete the State of Michigan Vendor/Payee Registration: http://www.cpexpress.state.mi.us/ (Scroll down to the bottom of this page to learn about the information you will need to complete the State of Michigan Vendor/Payee Registration.)

Below are items you will need to complete the registrations above:
[Information is needed for: CCR = C, PRO-Net = P, State of MI = M]

  • Basic Company Information C P M
    Legal Business Name, Division Name and Number (if applicable), Physical Street Address, Phone Number, Fax Number, Business Start Date, Email Address, Company Web Site (if applicable), Fiscal Year End Date, Average Number of Employees, Annual Revenue, Type of Organization, Business Type, and Product/Service Description.
  • US Federal Tax Identification Number (TIN) C P M
    Your Taxpayer ID Number is the Employer ID Number (EIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). You may contact the IRS at 800-829-1040 to verify your TIN.
  • Data and Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number C P M
    Obtain a DUNS#: Go to: https://www.dnb.com/product/eupdate/newhomepage.asp and click on 'Register your business with D&B and get a DUNS Number' (using this this method may take up to 10 business days to receive your DUNS number). You may also call D&B at (800) 333-0505 to obtain your number.
  • Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes C

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Information C P M
    Financial Institution Name, Account Number, Account Type, and Lockbox Number (if applicable).

  • Automated Clearing House Phone Number and Fax Number C
    This is the phone number and fax number at your bank that can be called if there is a problem with your EFT transaction.

  • Accounts Receivable Point of Contact C
    Name, email address, phone number.

  • Federal Government References P
    Information on past government contracts: contract name, contract number, start date, value, contact name, contact phone number.
  • Other Customer References P
    Information on past commercial contracts: contract name, contract number, start date, end date, value, contact name, contact phone number.
  • EDI Information (if EDI capable) C P
    VAN provider, Interchange ID Qualifier, Interchange Sender ID Identifier, Functional Group Identifier, EDI Point of Contact (name, email, phone)

Online Representations and Certifications Applications (ORCA)
ORCA is an e-Government initiative that has been developed to replace the paper based Representations and Certifications (Reps and Certs) process. Previously, vendors had to submit Reps and Certs for each individual large purchase contract award. Now, using ORCA, a contractor can enter their Reps and Certs information, once, for use on all Federal contracts. This site not only benefits the contractor by allowing them to maintain an accurate and complete record, but also the Contracting Officer as they can view every record, including archives, with the click of a mouse.

Registration in ORCA is required if the solicitation being responded to requires an active registration in CCR. ORCA is an on-line system that is located on the Internet. The ORCA site can be found by going to http://www.bpn.gov and clicking on "Online Reps and Certs Application" on the left side of the screen.

The vendor must accomplish the following before registering in ORCA they must:

  1. obtain a DUNS Number
  2. register in CCR
  3. an MPIN must be entered into an active CCR registration.

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