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This site does verify your email address.
Below is a sample of the emails you can expect to receive when signed up to Crown Commercial.
You have submitted a request to register as a customer on the eSourcing suite.
Can you please confirm that you do wish to register as a customer and not a supplier?
If you are employed by a Government body, could you please advise of your Business Unit? If you are not employed by a Government body and wish to register as a Customer, you can only do so if working on behalf of a Government body, so would need authorisation to work on their behalf. If this is the case, then can you please advise whether you wish to proceed and provide the name of a Government employed contact who can act as a sponsor and verify that you are purchasing on their behalf? We will then contact the sponsor to obtain the additional information and assurances we require to process your request.
If, however, you want to register as a supplier, please follow this link to the appropriate application form: