For Federal Awards, DUNS Number No Longer Used
The federal government will be transitioning from DUNS to a Unique Entity Identifier #UEI, #GSA, #SBA
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 SAM.gov. 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.