Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Change In Business Structure Fact Sheet
Does a company’s change in business structure affect its Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) Number and its Vendor Information Pages (VIP) profile?
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 Center for Verification and Evaluation (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 in 38 CFR Part 74. Certain changes to ownership and business structure may result in the company being found ineligible.
The best way to increase a firm’s approval chances is to utilize any of the following resources:
- Verification Assistance Program
- Verification Assistance Briefs
- Verification Self-Assessment Tool
- CVE Verified Counselors
Visit http://www.VetBiz.gov for more information about CVE and the Verification Process.