Understanding Vendor Numbers

NC E-Procurement vendors are identified by their Federal Tax ID Number in the Statewide Vendor Registration system. Once fully registered the Federal Tax ID Number cannot be changed on a vendor record. Financial systems integrating with NC E-Procurement often have their own corresponding vendor numbers or unique identifiers. NC E-Procurement does not have access to these additional vendor numbers. Finally, vendors may refer to a ‘Customer Number,’ which is specific to the NC E-Procurement invoicing system, and it is used only for that specific purpose.