DLA boosts business registration system
- By George I. Seffers
- Aug 31, 2000
The Defense Logistics Agency has introduced new data elements to more quickly
provide information to Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system users.
CCR is a Web-based repository in which vendors wishing to do business
with the government provide information about themselves. The database so
far includes about 160,000 registrants and also provides vendor financial information
to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to expedite payments.
The new data elements are points of contact that enable companies to
conduct electronic business with the federal government, establish a small
business identification field, and create a credit card acceptance field.
They can be viewed on the CCR public query Web site at www.ccr2000.com.
In addition, the database of CCR vendors can now be simultaneously searched
by geographic location, industry, and socioeconomic factors.
"These new points of contact bring a level of personalization to CCR
that move the system from a data repository to an integrated system with
other DOD e-Business applications," said Scottie Knott, Joint Electronic
Commerce Program Office (JECPO) director.
Additionally, CCR now includes a data field, the marketing partner identification
number where vendors can set their own password for other partner applications.
Current partner applications are the online bidding systems associated with
Department of Defense Business Opportunities and the Past Performance Automated
"The new data elements in CCR help the government to continue to provide
more useful information from vendors to our acquisition professionals,"
said Lisa Romney, CCR program manager.
JECPO is organized under both the Defense Logistics Agency and Defense
Information Systems Agency.