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Is My UEI the Same as My EIN?

No, your UEI (Unique Entity Identifier) is not the same as your EIN (Employer Identification Number).

  • The UEI is a unique identifier assigned to entities that register in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov) to do business with the U.S. federal government. It’s used across federal agencies to track and manage awards, contracts, and grants.
  • The EIN, on the other hand, is a nine-digit number issued by the IRS to businesses for tax purposes. It’s also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number and is used to identify a business entity for tax reporting and employment tax purposes.

While both are unique identifiers, they serve different purposes: the UEI for federal contracting and grants, and the EIN for tax administration. If you need a UEI, or are unsure if you have one, USBRI can assist with the entire process. We have been helping businesses for over 11 years with registering and renewing SAM Registrations, as well as other Federal Certifications. Call the Help Desk at (888) 646-9998 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST to find out more about how USBRI can help you get started with government contracting.

 

Where Do I Get a UEI?

The Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) is a distinct code given to entities like businesses and nonprofits registering with the U.S. federal government, used for managing federal contracts and awards. Since April 2022, the UEI has replaced the DUNS Number as the main identifier in federal dealings, generated by the GSA within SAM.gov. This eliminates the previous requirement for a DUNS Number, streamlining engagement with federal agencies through a government-issued identifier.

UEIs are issued through registering in SAM.gov after completing an initial review process of your entity’s information. It can be difficult to know where to start when deciding to dive into government contracting or grants, which is why USBRI has been helping businesses with it since 2011. A Certified Registration Specialist can help you complete your SAM Registration with ease and accuracy. Call the Help Desk at (888) 646-9998 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST to find out more about how USBRI can help you get started with government contracting.

How To Get WOSB Contracts?

In order to get any Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) contracts, it involves strategic planning, networking, and actively pursuing opportunities. Below are a few steps to getting started in searching for and winning contracts as a SBA Certified Woman-Owned Small Business:

  1. Get Certified:
    • Ensure your business qualifies for WOSB certification based on the eligibility criteria provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA).
    • You can complete the certification process on your own using online resources to guide you. You can also go through a private filing assistance firm such as USBRI who have been assisting firms with SAM Registrations and Small Business Certifications for over 11 years. Get in touch with a Certified Registration Specialists immediately by calling the USBRI Help Desk number at 1-888-646-9998.
  2. Research Contracting Opportunities:
  3. Understand Your Industry and Market:
    • Stay informed about the trends, needs, and opportunities within your industry.
    • Identify government agencies or prime contractors that frequently contract with WOSBs in your sector.
  4. Build Relationships:
    • Attend networking events, conferences, and industry-specific gatherings to connect with government representatives, prime contractors, and other businesses.
    • Join organizations and associations that focus on supporting women-owned businesses.
  5. Stay Informed about Contracting Opportunities:
    • Subscribe to notification services and newsletters that provide updates on contracting opportunities relevant to your business.
    • Attend industry briefings and webinars to learn about upcoming opportunities and requirements.
  6. Be Proactive and Persistent:
    • Actively pursue opportunities and submit competitive proposals.
    • Follow up on submitted proposals and seek feedback to continuously improve your approach.

If you think you meet the qualifications for a Woman-Owned Small Business Certification, browse the page and do the questionnaire by clicking the button below

Need to Register or Renew Your SAM Registration?

An additional eligibility requirement for the WOSB Certification is to have an active SAM Registration. If you are unsure of your status or if you have one, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a Certified Registration Specialist would ne happy to assist you. Browse the USBRI Services page by clicking the button below.

What are benefits of a WOSB Certification?

The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification offers several benefits to women entrepreneurs and their businesses. Here are some key advantages:

    1. Access to Federal Contracts:
      • Eligibility for federal contracts set aside for WOSBs and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs).
      • Increased visibility and opportunities to compete for government contracts.
    2. Set-Aside Opportunities:
      • 5% of all Federal funds annually are allocated to Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified businesses.
    3. Competitive Advantage:
      • The certification can provide a competitive edge in the marketplace, as some contracts may specifically require or prefer working with certified WOS
    4. Networking and Collaboration:
      • Opportunities to connect with other WOSBs and form partnerships or collaborations.
      • Access to events and resources aimed at fostering networking within the WOSB community
    5. Access to Resources and Support
      • WOSBs may gain access to resources, training, and support programs provided by the SBA and other organizations. These resources can help businesses with various aspects, such as procurement processes, business development, and financial management.
    6. Visibility and Recognition
      • WOSB certification can enhance the visibility and recognition of your business as a women-owned enterprise. This recognition can be beneficial in marketing your products or services to both government and private sector clients.
    7. Encouraging Diversity in Business
      • WOSB certification contributes to promoting diversity and inclusion in the business community. Many organizations and government agencies are committed to supporting and fostering diversity, and working with certified WOSBs aligns with these initiatives.

If you think you meet the qualifications for a Woman-Owned Small Business Certification, browse the page and do the questionnaire by clicking the button below

Need to Register or Renew Your SAM Registration?

An additional eligibility requirement for the WOSB Certification is to have an active SAM Registration. If you are unsure of your status or if you have one, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a Certified Registration Specialist would ne happy to assist you. Browse the USBRI Services page by clicking the button below.

What is a UEI?

The Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) is a distinct 12 character code given to entities like businesses and nonprofits registering with the U.S. federal government, used for managing federal contracts and awards. Since April 2022, the UEI has replaced the DUNS Number as the main identifier in federal dealings, generated by the GSA within SAM.gov. This eliminates the previous requirement for a DUNS Number, streamlining engagement with federal agencies through a government-issued identifier. In order to receive funds in any form from the federal government, you must have a UEI, as well as an active SAM Registration.

 

If you need a UEI, or are unsure if you have one, USBRI can assist with the entire process. We have been helping businesses for over 11 years with registering and renewing SAM Registrations, as well as other Federal Certifications. Call the Help Desk at (888) 646-9998 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST to find out more about how USBRI can help you get started with government contracting.

How Do I Check WOSB Qualification?

To check your business’ WOSB (Woman-Owned Small Business) qualification, make sure you have the following qualifications:

    1. Business Operations
      • Businesses must be 51% or greater owned by a woman; the woman must be a US Citizen
      • Daily operations management must be by a woman
    2. Verify Business Size
      • Verify your business meets the SBA Small Business Size Standards and use the Small Business Calculator Tool
      • After you verify your Small Business eligibility, answer the Woman-Owned Business Certification eligibility questionnaire.
    3. Ownership and Control
      • The business must be 51% owned by a woman as well as day-to-day operations under the control of a woman
      • Woman must be a U.S. citizen as well as the business be in good standing.
    4. Business Type
      • Business must be for-profit and operated/organized in the U.S.

If you think you meet the qualifications for a Woman-Owned Small Business Certification, browse the page and do the questionnaire by clicking the button below

Need to Register or Renew Your SAM Registration?

An additional eligibility requirement for the WOSB Certification is to have an active SAM Registration. If you are unsure of your status or if you have one, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a Certified Registration Specialist would ne happy to assist you. Browse the USBRI Services page by clicking the button below.

HowTo Check WOSB Qualification?

To check your business’ WOSB (Woman-Owned Small Business) qualification, make sure you have the following qualifications:

    1. Business Operations
      • Businesses must be 51% or greater owned by a woman; the woman must be a US Citizen
      • Daily operations management must be by a woman
    2. Verify Business Size
      • Verify your business meets the SBA Small Business Size Standards and use the Small Business Calculator Tool
      • After you verify your Small Business eligibility, answer the Woman-Owned Business Certification eligibility questionnaire.
    3. Ownership and Control
      • The business must be 51% owned by a woman as well as day-to-day operations under the control of a woman
      • Woman must be a U.S. citizen as well as the business be in good standing.
    4. Business Type
      • Business must be for-profit and operated/organized in the U.S.

If you think you meet the qualifications for a Woman-Owned Small Business Certification, browse the page and do the questionnaire by clicking the button below

Need to Register or Renew Your SAM Registration?

An additional eligibility requirement for the WOSB Certification is to have an active SAM Registration. If you are unsure of your status or if you have one, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a Certified Registration Specialist would ne happy to assist you. Browse the USBRI Services page by clicking the button below.

How Do I Check WOSB Eligibility?

To check your business’ WOSB (Woman-Owned Small Business) eligibility, make sure you have the following qualifications:

    1. Business Operations
      • Businesses must be 51% or greater owned by a woman; the woman must be a US Citizen
      • Daily operations management must be by a woman
    2. Verify Business Size
      • Verify your business meets the SBA Small Business Size Standards and use the Small Business Calculator Tool
      • After you verify your Small Business eligibility, answer the Woman-Owned Business Certification eligibility questionnaire.
    3. Ownership and Control
      • The business must be 51% owned by a woman as well as day-to-day operations under the control of a woman
      • Woman must be a U.S. citizen as well as the business be in good standing.
    4. Business Type
      • Business must be for-profit and operated/organized in the U.S.

If you think you meet the requirements for a Woman-Owned Small Business Certification, browse the page and do the questionnaire by clicking the button below

Need to Register or Renew Your SAM Registration?

An additional eligibility requirement for the WOSB Certification is to have an active SAM Registration. If you are unsure of your status or if you have one, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a Certified Registration Specialist would ne happy to assist you. Browse the USBRI Services page by clicking the button below.

How To Check WOSB Eligibility?

To check your business’ WOSB (Woman-Owned Small Business) eligibility, make sure you have the following qualifications:

    1. Business Operations
      • Businesses must be 51% or greater owned by a woman; the woman must be a US Citizen
      • Daily operations management must be by a woman
    2. Verify Business Size
      • Verify your business meets the SBA Small Business Size Standards and use the Small Business Calculator Tool
      • After you verify your Small Business eligibility, answer the Woman-Owned Business Certification eligibility questionnaire.
    3. Ownership and Control
      • The business must be 51% owned by a woman as well as day-to-day operations under the control of a woman
      • Woman must be a U.S. citizen as well as the business be in good standing.
    4. Business Type
      • Business must be for-profit and operated/organized in the U.S.

If you think you meet the requirements for a Woman-Owned Small Business Certification, browse the page and do the questionnaire by clicking the button below

Need to Register or Renew Your SAM Registration?

An additional eligibility requirement for the WOSB Certification is to have an active SAM Registration. If you are unsure of your status or if you have one, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a Certified Registration Specialist would ne happy to assist you. Browse the USBRI Services page by clicking the button below.

How Do I Sign Up for SAM?

Signing up for SAM.gov, the System for Award Management, is a critical step for businesses, non-profits, and other entities looking to do business with the federal government, either through contracts or receiving grants. It can be a daunting task as there are many steps and requirements involved in order to ensure compliance with current standards. Here is a basic overview of what you will need to do to activate a SAM Registration:

  • Gather Required Documentation
  • Create a SAM Account
  • Enter your Entity’s Information
  • Complete the Registration
  • Pass the Validation Steps (may take 3-4 weeks)
  • Acquire UEI and CAGE Code

This process can be time consuming and tedious, which is why USBRI has assisted businesses with it since 2011. If you are running to issues with your SAM Registration, or do not have time to wait on the process, use the button below to request help from a Certified Registration Specialist. If you need a UEI, or are unsure if you have one, USBRI can assist with the entire process. We have been helping businesses for over 11 years with registering and renewing SAM Registrations, as well as other Federal Certifications. Call the Help Desk at (888) 646-9998 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST to find out more about how USBRI can help you get started with government contracting.