What is a DUNS Number?DUNS Number “Data Universal Number System” is a nine-digit identification code for registered business companies. A company intending to do business with the U.S. Federal Government Procurement Contracts, is required to obtain a DUNS Number for registration purposes.
How to apply for a DUNS Number?Since Tokyo Shoko Research,Ltd. is affiliated with Duns and Bradstreet Inc., Tokyo Shoko Research issues the DUNS Number in Japan. A company can apply online, but must submit a copy of company registration certificates, and, in addition, pay enrollment fee in order to complete the process.
Click on the URL: https://duns-number-jp.dnb.com/search/jpn/login.asp Fill in the application form and apply for a DUNS Number.
What is a CAGE code?
CAGE ,Commercial and Government Entity Code System, code is a 5-digit identification code required for organizations and firms in order to participate in federal funded projects, such as Department of Defense. For countries other than the USA and members of NATO are assigned NCAGE code instead. Since Japan is a member of NATO, a Japanese firm will be assigned a NCAGE code.
How to apply CAGE CODE
Click on the URL: https://eportal.nspa.nato.int/AC135Public/scage/CageList.aspx and jump to NATO Support Agency (NSPA). Enter your company name and search for it in order to check if your company is already registered or not.
Enter your company name and search for it in order to check if your company is already registered or not.
If no name found, fill in the form and apply for the code.
Once all the necessary information is filled, you will receive a confirmation mail from NSPA.
Open linked page in the E-mail and enroll your company. When completed, you will also receive a notification mail with your newly assigned NCAGE code.
What is SAM?
System for Award Management, SAM, is a web-based registration system, managed by the U.S. General Service Administration, GSA. Its objective is to streamline and expedite the processes of the Federal Government Procurement projects. Department of Defense’s projects, in particular, all contractors are required to registered in SAM before participating in any bidding.
Register for SAM
- Move to the https://sam.gov fill in the form and create your own individual or company account.
- fill in the form and create your own individual or company account.
- Finally, fill in the point of contact, POC, information, and then the enrollment is completed.