Can’t find your DUNS Number on SAM?
Are your searches using your DUNS as a filter no-longer working like before?
If you’re registered on SAM.gov, that’s all part of the plan. As of April 4th, 2022, your DUNS number is, well, done.
GSA has eliminated using your DUNS number for any official action and has already issued you a ‘Unique Entity ID’ or UEI.
What’s the difference? Well, that’s a good question. We wrote about this in Feb 2020: DUNS is DONE (clientviewconsulting.com)
Essentially, the DUNS number is issued by a commercial entity and GSA preferred to issue their own identifier for improved accuracy, services, etc.
If you search using DUNS numbers, you need to change your filters to use the UEI. More importantly, your UEI is now your official identifier on all government transactions.
You can read all the details on the SAM.gov website
For SAM Administrators, it’s worth looking at the SAM.gov ANNOUNCEMENTS section on their home page as there are five separate announcements about the new UEI.
Enjoy your new identity!