Federal SBIR/STTR Registrations – Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) Update

Government Transition from DUNS Number to New Unique Entity Identifier Will Occur on April 4, 2022

By April of 2022, the federal government will stop using the DUNS number to uniquely identify entities. At that point, entities doing business with the federal government will use a Unique Entity Identifier (SAM) created in They will no longer have to go to a third-party website to obtain their identifier. This transition allows the government to streamline the entity identification and validation process, making it easier and less burdensome for entities to do business with the federal government.

The Integrated Award Environment (IAE) manages several systems including, FPDS, eSRS, FSRS, CPARS and FAPIIS. Current registrants have already been assigned their Unique Entity Identifier (SAM) and can view it within To learn more about this transition, please see the information below. Join and follow our community on Interact to be notified about the latest news and information about the upcoming Unique Entity Identifier (SAM) changes happening at IAE.

Please read more detailed information on the new UEI from the Federal General Services Administration (GSA) – HERE :