Starting Monday, April 4, 2022, the new Unique Entity ID (generated in SAM.gov) will be the official, governmentwide identifier used for federal awards. To reduce burden during the transition, there will be an automatic, 60-day extension for any existing SAM.gov entity registration needing to renew with an expiration date ranging between March 18, 2022, and April 18, 2022. No action is required on the part of entity registrants.

Each impacted registration renewal  will have 60 days added to their expiration date. As an example, an entity registration set to expire on March 18, 2022 will automatically be granted a 60-day extension to May 17, 2022. Entity administrators impacted by this change will receive an email from samadmin@sam.gov with the subject line “60-Day SAM.gov Extension Granted for [Entity Name/DUNS/CAGE].”

The new expiration dates will be included in the SAM entity management extracts and available through web services after the records are extended. We will process the extensions in a deliberate, incremental manner over the course of several weeks and will complete the work by March 3, 2022. This will allow the U.S. government systems which rely on our data to consume it on their normal cadence.

Get Your Unique Entity ID: If  you only need to get a Unique Entity ID (SAM) but don’t need to complete the entity registration process,  you can go to SAM.gov now and request it. Choose the “Get Unique Entity ID” option after selecting the “Get Started” button. Remember, you still need a DUNS Number to register your entity or get a Unique Entity ID (SAM) until April 4, 2022.

Find Your Unique Entity ID: If you are registered in SAM.gov, you’ve already been assigned a new Unique Entity ID! It’s viewable in your SAM.gov entity registration record today. Go to our handy transition information page at https://sam.gov/content/duns-uei to learn more.

Update Your Searches: If you are using a DUNS Number in a saved search on SAM.gov, now is the time to update your searches to use the Unique Entity ID. Edit a saved search by selecting its title from the saved searches list in your Workspace. Change the search filters and re-save the search using the “Actions” menu at the top of the search results page.

Update Your Ad Hoc Reports: If you are using a DUNS Number as a filter or attribute on an ad hoc contract data report in the SAM.gov DataBank, you will need to replace the DUNS field with a Unique Entity ID field, as we explain here. If you don’t update your ad hoc reports, they may not display the expected results after April 4 , 2022.