Update 3/31/2022 (new content designated with gold background) –
NEW! – To complete the transition from Dun & Bradstreet DUNS numbers to Unique Entity Identifiers (UEI), all IAE Systems (SAM.gov, eSRS, FSRS, FPDS, FAPIIS, and CPARS) will be down for maintenance over the weekend, and/or throughout Monday (4/4). Specific dates and downtimes for each system are listed in GSA Interact.
When IAE systems are back online, DUNS Numbers will no longer be displayed or accepted for entity registration, reporting, or searching. The Unique Entity ID (SAM) will be the identifier of record. Entities (such as ASU’s subrecipient partners) can get a Unique Entity ID (SAM) any time after April 4 without using a DUNS Number.
By April 4, 2022, the federal government will transition away from using the DUNS Number and toward the new Unique Entity ID as the primary means of entity identification for federal awards.
ASU’s SAM UEI number has already been assigned and is posted on the Standard Institutional Information page on the researchadmin website.
Subrecipients can get a Unique Entity ID (SAM) from SAM.gov. Currently, entities still need to have a valid DUNS number in order to register in SAM.gov (or renew/revalidate their SAM registration).
ASU’s Subrecipient Commitment Form and Subrecipient Letter of Commitment have each been updated to request SAM.gov UEI numbers (instead of DUNS numbers) from our subrecipient partners. Please download the new versions from the Related Materials tab of the Subawards sitelet (or from the Forms & Templates page of researchadmin).
SAM UEI HELP RESOURCES
- General Services Administration (GSA) UEI Fact Sheet
- SAM.gov DUNS to Unique Entity ID (SAM) Transition page
FEDERAL AGENCY UEI TRANSITION UPDATES
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Effective February 28, 2022, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will begin using the new System for Award Management (SAM) issued Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) in Research.gov and FastLane.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
For grant applications due on or after January 25, 2022, applicants must have a Unique Entity ID (UEI) at the time of application submission, as the federal government transitions from DUNS numbers.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (DOS) – SAMS DOMESTIC SUBMISSION PORTAL
Beginning on March 19, 2022, SAMS Domestic (the DOS application/proposal system) will implement the newest version of the SF-424 forms on all applications, which will require applicants to enter their SAM.gov UEI instead of the DUNS. Previously submitted SAMS Domestic applications will not be affected, only new applications submitted on or after March 19, 2022.