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'GSA's DUNS Replacement Set to Go Live' by Chris Riotta

Chris Riotta writes the following for Nextgov:

The General Services Administration [GSA] wants all organizations that conduct business with the federal government to take steps to prepare for the switch to the new identification system that is replacing the proprietary DUNS number. 

On April 4, GSA is switching to the new ‘unique entity identifier’ [UEI]—a nonproprietary system—for federal contracting purposes. The move is the culmination of a long-planned transition away from the DUNS Number, which was codified into the Federal Acquisition Regulation in 1998 and has since served as the primary entity identifier for all GSA systems users. The UEI system features a 12-digit alphanumeric code. …

‘We recognize this new process will be a change for users who have done business with the federal government in the past,’ Meredith Whitehead, deputy assistant commissioner of GSA's Integrated Award Environment, said in a statement. ‘We encourage everybody who will be impacted to become familiar with the changes by using all the resources available on’

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