For more than 40 years, the U.S. federal government used the D-U-N-S Number® to track and identify companies that it does business with, including its vast array of suppliers. Providing your D-U-N-S Number was a required step on every bid and application process.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has transitioned to a new process for identifying businesses bidding on U.S. government contracts and applying for financial assistance. If you currently work with the federal government or a federal government agency, there is likely not much that has changed that will affect you.
If, however, you are seeking to bid on a new federal government contract, or become a government vendor after April 2022, this change may affect your business.