Central Contractors Registration

CCR Information System
Executive Summary.
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an emergency new information collection requirement regarding Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Requirements for Prime Grant Recipients.   Then in November 1, 2003 the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) amended the 2001-16 FAR policy requiring contractors to register in the CCR database prior to award of a contract or agreement.
The CCR system, is the location-based information systems for electronically monitoring offenders who may have defrauded the government in the past.   CCR is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government awards.   The purpose of this system is to verify that all vendors/contractors are able to do business with the federal government.   Government agencies using a government purchase card and vendors accepting the government purchase card for purchase are considered the end users of CCR.   Both current and potential federal government registrants are required to register in CCR in order to be awarded contracts by the federal government. Registrants are required to complete a one-time registration to provide basic information relevant to procurement and financial transactions. (Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 4.1102-Central Contract Registration, 2010, p.1).

CCR collects, validates, stores, and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions, including Federal agency contract   assistance 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 federal government procurement and electronic business systems.   Prior to this system being in place many agencies wasted time and money and today its takes seconds...