Step 3

Step 3: UEI

The unique entity identifier used in has changed.

On April 4, 2022, the unique entity identifier used across the federal government changed from the DUNS Number to the Unique Entity ID (generated by

  • The Unique Entity ID is a 12-character alphanumeric ID assigned to an entity by
  • As part of this transition, the DUNS Number has been removed from
  • Entity registration, searching, and data entry in now require use of the new Unique Entity ID.
  • Existing registered entities can find their Unique Entity ID by following the steps here.
  • New entities can get their Unique Entity ID at and, if required, complete an entity registration.

GSAFSD Tier 0 Knowledge Base – What is the new process for validation?


Your Hawai’i PTAC offers FREE counseling services to help your business understand this registration process.

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