On February 10, 2017, the GSA released a Request for Information (RFI) for government-wide entity identification and validation services. The GSA is exploring options for replacing Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), who is the current provider of entity identification and validation services through the use of D&B’s Data Universal Numbering System Number or DUNS number.
Currently, the government requires the assignment of a DUNS number for the identification of commercial, nonprofit, or government entities. All government contractors are required to obtain and maintain a DUNS number to do business with the government in order “to better trace Federal dollars from …read more
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