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Commentary: GSA Updates: What current and prospective contractors should know

“UEI is the New DUNS

On April 4, 2022, the federal government cut out the middleman and officially retired the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. In its place, all business entities will now have a Unique Entity ID (UEI), generated by This identifier will be used in all of the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) systems like eSRS, FSRS, FPDS, FAPIIS, and CPARS. Note to contractors: if registered on, you will automatically be assigned a UEI. Registration Renewal Extension

Due to the inaccessibility of during the DUNS to UEI transition, GSA considered that contractors may need more time to renew their entity registrations. On May 3, 2022, GSA announced an automatic, 30-day extension for any registration whose expiration date falls between April 29, 2022 – April 28, 2023. While no action is required, entity administrators should be on the lookout for an email from with the subject line “30-Day Extension Granted for [Entity Name/Unique Entity ID/CAGE]” to confirm. If you did not receive this email or have any issues, please reach out to the Federal Service Desk (FSD)…” Read the full article here.

Source: GSA Updates: What Current and Prospective Contractors Should Know – By Courtney Fairchild, May 9, 2022. LinkedIn.


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