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 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.