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Change In Business Structure Fact Sheet

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Issue:  Does a company’s change in business structure affect its Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) Number and its Vendor Information Pages (VIP) profile?

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Whether a business must change its DUNS number when it changes its business structure is determined by Dun and Bradstreet.  If a company has an additional DUNS number and would like to change the DUNS number in its VIP profile, the company will need to create a NEW profile for the new DUNS number by reapplying for verification in accordance with 38 CFR § 74.11.

To report any business changes, the company will need to notify the CVE Help Desk of the change.  Once submitted, CVE will complete a Change Request.  To ensure the change request is completed in a timely fashion, it is important for the company to provide accurate and up-to-date documentation as it pertains to the business structure change. CVE may require additional documentation to complete the processing of the change request.  Please note all changes must be consistent with the eligibility requirement found under 38 CFR Part 74.  Certain changes to ownership and business structure may result in the company being found ineligible.

For additional information on navigating the verification process, please utilize CVE’s Verification Assistance Program.  Be sure to read the Verification Assistance Briefs, take the Verification Self-Assessment Tool, and, if necessary, consult a PTAC Counselor.  Visit for more information about CVE and the Verification Process.

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