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February 12, 2009  

NOTICE: Special Characters not Supported

All applicants MUST follow the guidance on file naming conventions. To avoid submission issues, please follow the guidance provided in the FAQ:

Are there restrictions on file names for any attachment I include with my application package?

File attachment names longer than approximately 50 characters can cause problems processing packages. Please limit file attachment names. Also, do not use any special characters (example: &,–,*,%,/,#’, - ) or spacing followed by a dash in the file and for word separation, use underscore (example: my _Attached_File.pdf) in naming the attachments. Please note that if these guidelines are not followed, your application may be rejected.

We are seeing issues (i.e. "java.lang.Exception: 16 errors") when submissions are not following the filename restrictions.

Below are two examples where the system returned "error 16" when an applicant used an incorrect filename:


[2009-02-11 11:17:46,610][FATAL][GrantS2SFacade.submitApplication()1377]-Couldn't completely receive Submission due to unknown Exception. Throwing Exception to WS Implementation

org.dom4j.InvalidXPathException: Invalid XPath expression: //att:FileLocation[@att:href='D'ASSORO+BCRT+2002_FTLUII5NT77KT4IQDKQGDQBAD6.pdf'] Expected: ]

java.lang.Exception: 16



January 14, 2009  

ALERT - Applicant Login Issue

If you are an applicant who has renewed, modified or registered with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) after December 31, 2008 and cannot login to please contact the Contact Center (1-800-518-4726/ is currently experiencing an issue pulling the nightly data extract from CCR. If you have verified your CCR registration is active and you call the Contact Center please have the following information available so that can manually enter your information into the system to activate your username and password.

  • DUNS, DUNS plus 4, legal business name, government business primary POC email address, M-PIN, registration date with CCR, applicant name, phone number and email address. will create a customer service ticket for your call and notify you once your username and password are active.

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