Observer Program

Central Contractor Registration:

The Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary vendor database for the U.S. Federal Government. The CCR collects, validates, stores and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions.

Both current and potential government vendors are required to register in the CCR in order to do and or be awarded contracts by the government. This is in accordance to the FAR 4.1102 dated October 1, 2003. Vendors are required to complete a one-time registration to provide basic information relevant to procurement and financial transactions. Vendors must update or renew their registration annually to maintain an active status.

CCR validates the vendor’s information and electronically shares the secure and encrypted data with the federal agencies’ finance offices to facilitate paperless payments through electronic funds transfer (EFT). Additionally, CCR shares the data with government procurement and electronic business systems.

Access the CCR online registration through the CCR homepage at http://www.ccr.gov. Click on “Start New Registration”.

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.