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Procurement Information Circular


August 17, 2000

REQUIREMENT FOR VENDOR REGISTRATION IN THE DOD CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION (CCR) DATABASE

PURPOSE: To provide guidance on the procedure for vendor registration in the Central Contractor Registration database.

BACKGROUND: NASA is proceeding with implementing a new Agency-wide accounting software system that will include financial and procurement data. The system will allow NASA to carry out its financial management functions, execute financial operations of the Agency, and report on the Agency's financial status to internal and external customers. NASA anticipates converting existing center vendor files into one vendor file for use throughout the Agency. To assist with data conversion to the new system, NASA has selected the Department of Defense Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database for its data conversion baseline. When a vendor registers in CCR, they are assigned a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code, which is the tool NASA has chosen for data conversion to its new accounting software system.

GUIDANCE:

A. Vendor Registration:

  1. Accessing CCR:

Each Center should designate a CCR/CAGE Code point of contact(s) who will be responsible for obtaining CAGE Codes from the CCR database and populating the new accounting system vendor file.

The following steps will assist the designated Center point of contact(s) in accessing the CCR database to obtain the vendor CAGE code:

EFFECTIVE DATE: This PIC is effective as dated and shall remain in effect until canceled or superseded.

HEADQUARTERS CONTACT: Barbara Cephas, Code HC, (202) 358-0465, email: bcephas@hq.nasa.gov.

 

R. Scott Thompson
Director, Contract Management Division