Welcome to Contractor Connection
How to Register
How to know Your Registration was Successful
How to Renew, Change or Cancel a Registration
Information Needed to Register
Welcome to Contractor
Contractor Connection is the primary printing procurement contractor database for the Government
Printing Office (GPO). Contractor Connection collects, validates, stores
and disseminates data in support of agency missions.
Both current and potential contractors are required to register in
Contractor Connection in order to be awarded contracts by the GPO.
Contractors are required to complete a one-time registration to provide basic
information relevant to procurement and financial transactions, including submission of an IRS W-9 for tax reporting purposes.
Please note that any information provided in your registration may be shared
with authorized government offices. Registration does not, however, guarantee
business with the Government Printing Office.
Who registers in Contractor Connection?
All Contractors that perform contract printing procurement work with GPO.
Enter your registration on-line through the world wide web (www):
Step 1: For details on the information to gather before you register, see the
section of this document, Information Needed to Register.
Step 2: Access the Contractor Connection online registration through the
Contractor Connection homepage at http://ContractorConnection.gpo.gov.
Step 3: Complete and submit the online registration. If you already have the
necessary information on hand, the on-line registration takes
approximately 10 minutes to complete, depending upon the size and
complexity of your company.
Step 4: E-mail a scanned copy of your firm's completed and signed W-9 to email@example.com.
You will be unable to submit your registration on-line unless all of the
mandatory information is provided. You will be notified of missing information
by a list of 'errors' on each page when you click "Continue/Save". Once you
have provided the information click "Continue" again to verify that all
necessary fields are filled.
If your registration was submitted successfully then you will you receive a
congratulatory page and an email message. This first notice is to welcome
you to Contractor Connection and will include a copy of your registration.
Please make sure you review the registration for accuracy.
The second notice contains your notification of acceptance or rejection as an
approved contractor for GPO and information concerning additional steps that
may be needed.
You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of your registration.
You are responsible for updating all of your registration information as it
You must renew your registration at least once a year. If you do not renew your
registration it will expire. An expired registration will affect your ability
to conduct business (receive contract awards or payments) with the government.
You may voluntarily cancel your registration at any time.
Changes can be made to your registration by:
Going to Contractor Connection's homepage http://www.ContractorConnection.gpo.gov.
Make the necessary changes then click the "Submit Application" button for an
update to register in the system.
To submit a renewal with no changes, follow the same steps listed above with the
exception of making changes to your information. Reminder: you must click
"Submit Application" to activate the renewal, even if none of your information
has changed. Please be aware that new requirements may have been implemented
since your last visit. You may receive an error on your renewal if a new
requirement isn't fulfilled.
To cancel an active registration:
Contact the Contractor Connection Help Desk at 202-512-0526 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Needed to Register
This section contains mandatory fields
DUNS NUMBER- Data Universal Numbering System
(DUNS) Number: The Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is
a unique nine character identification number provided by the commercial
company Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). Call D&B at 1-866-705-5711 or
610-882-7000 if you do not have a DUNS number. The process to request a DUNS
number takes about 10 minutes and is free of charge. Please use the following
instructions to navigate through the voice prompts:
enter "3" to Register your business and obtain a DUNS #
enter "2" for assistance. DO NOT PRESS "1" FOR eUPDATE
enter "1" to create a new listing
enter "1" for Federal Registration (Government Contractor Listing)
You can also register for your DUNS number at Dun & Bradstreet's web site:
https://www.dnb.com/product/eupdate/requestOptions.html. Please note
that registeration via the web site may take a few days to complete.
If you already have a DUNS number, the D&B representative will advise you
over the phone. You must have a different 9 digit DUNS for each physical
location/different address in your company as well as each legal division that
may be co-located. When entering your DUNS number, enter only the numbers; do
not include dashes. As a result of obtaining a DUNS number you might be
included on D&B's marketing list that is sold to other companies. If you do
not want your name/company included on this marketing list, D&B has asked
that you contact them, anytime, at the same numbers noted above to request they
EIN-The Employer Identification Number (EIN) is the nine-digit
number companies use for income tax purposes. If you do not know your EIN,
contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 1-800-829-1040. If you operate as
an individual sole proprietorship, you may use your Social Security Number if
you do not have a EIN. When entering your EIN or SSN on the web site,
enter only the numbers; do not include the dashes (Example: 123456789 not
123-45-6789) Note: Authority: 31 U.S.C. 7701 (c) (3) Principal Purpose(s). The
EIN may be used by the Government to collect and report on delinquent amounts
arising out of the offerer's relationship with the Government.
Plant Name : If you do
business as a division of a larger company, use this space to indicate the
proper name for your division. If some other identifier commonly distinguishes
your division, enter that in the space on the right. Otherwise, leave blank.
Address: Use this space
to continue your physical street address, if needed.
City, State, Zip: The
9-digit zip code is not mandatory. When entering the nine-digit zip code on the
web, include the dash. (Example12345-6789 -123456789 not )
Date Business Started: Enter
the date your business was started in its present form. This may be used to
distinguish you from others with similar names. When entering the information
on the web site, you must enter as mm/dd/yyyy. (Example: 01/01/1995)
Average # of Employees and
Annual Revenue - Be sure to provide accurate information
about the number of employees and 3-year average annual receipts for your
business, as these values can determine your business size classification.
Annual revenue cannot be zero. You must enter a number. When entering revenue
in the web site, enter numbers only, no dollar signs or commas.
Security Level: If
applicable, choose the correct level of security for the facility. Your security clearance must be up to date and active.
Corporate Web Page URL: If
applicable, provide your company's homepage.
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Type of Organization: You
must choose one of the boxes to indicate the legal form of your business.
If you choose Sole Proprietorship as your status, you must complete
*Owner Information: Mandatory if you have checked "Sole
Proprietorship" as business type. You must provide the name and phone number of
the owner of the business.
If you choose Corporation as your status, you must enter the state of
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This section contains mandatory fields.