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 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 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.