Guide to Government Codes

Guide to Government Codes that are used with the CCR registration and will be required of / or needed by your government business to find, understand and bid on government contracts.

This list may help you sort out some of the major codes used within the CCR.

DUNS Number*

Definition - Data Universal Numbering System

Description - Unique identifier assigned by D&B. Mandatory to begin CCR registration. Nine-digit numeric code, no spaces.
Where to a DUNS number D&B

MPIN*

Definition - Marketing Partner Identification Number

Description - The MPIN is a self-created access code that will be shared with authorized partner applications [e.g., Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS), Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), etc.] It must be nine characters long and include at least one letter, one number, and no spaces or special characters.
Where to find the right one for your company. The MPIN code must be requested from CCR and is not given automatically.

TPIN*

Definition - Trading Partner Identification Number

Description - The Trading Partner Identification Number (or TPIN) is a confidential number assigned to organizations which are or intend to be contractors to the Federal Government of the United States. It is issued by the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) of the Department of Defense. Contractors are consistently advised by CCR to treat the TPIN as if it were a password, and not to reveal it to others not directly involved in their business operations.

JCP**

Definition - Joint Certification Program Certification

Description - A Joint Certification Program certification is required by U.S. or Canadian contractors wanting to obtain access to unclassified technical data drawings disclosing militarily critical technology with military or space application that is under the control of, or in the possession of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) or the Canadian Department of National Defense.  How to get JCP number

CAGE Code*

Definition - Commercial and Government Entity Code

Description - Unique Identifier assigned by Department of Defense. Five-character alphanumeric value, no spaces. Must be in uppercase format. It is not necessary to have a CAGE Code before registration.
Where to find the right one for your company - If you do not already have a CAGE Code, click here and one will be assigned to you upon activation of your CCR record.

NCAGE Code

Definition - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) CAGE Code

Description - Unique Identifier assigned by Department of Defense.
Five-character alphanumeric value, no spaces. Must be in uppercase format. It is required for all foreign vendors working for a department under the Department of Defense umbrella.
NCAGE Code Application form

NAICS Codes

Definition - North American Industry Classification System

Description - Mandatory codes that classify the type of business an organization offers. Created to replace SIC codes.
Where to find the right one for your company - U.S. Census Bureau

SIC Codes

Definition - Standard Industrial Classification Code

Description - Codes that classify the type of business an organization offers. Used for an EPA certification.
Where to find the right one for your company - Occupational Safety & Health Administration(OSHA)

FSC Codes

Definition - Federal Supply Class Codes

Description - Optional, four-character, numeric code used to describe the products your business sells.
Where to find the right one for your company - FSC Codes


PSC codes

Definition - Product Service Codes

Description - Optional, four-character, alpha-numeric code that describes the services your business offers, no spaces.
Where to find the right one for your company - PSC Codes


 

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*      Required to do business with the Federal Government
**    Required to obtain access to unclassified technical data drawings disclosing militarily critical technology

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