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Webinar Wednesday (February 26)
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinars


 February 26, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00pm EST



Unique Entity Identifier Transition

Presented by
Nancy Goode, Director of Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement
Integrated Award Environment (IAE) at the General Services Administration

The United States government has used services from Dun and Bradstreet to both identify (using the DUNS® number) and validate/verify federal contractors since 1978.  In 1998, entities were required to get a DUNS number by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).  In 2008, this requirement expanded to federal financial assistance, affecting over 630,000 public and private entities seeking federal contracts and/or grants.

Starting in December 2020, the DUNS number will no longer be the official identifier for doing business with the U.S. Government.  What is changing?

  • The unique entity identifier (UEI) used to do business with the government is changing.
  • The process to get a UEI to do business with the government is changing.

 The definition of entity uniqueness is not changing.

Change can be confusing and frustrating. We want to make the change easier by sharing information about the coming changes and transition plan with the NGMA.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the transition to the Unique Entity Identifier
  • Distinguish the Unique Entity Identifier data element characteristics 
  • Identify the Unique Entity Identifier assignment process

In order to be awarded the full CPE credits, you must respond to
all three of the polling questions asked during the program.
Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit (if purchased): Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge


For additional information or assistance with registration, please contact Kelli Klepic at [email protected] or (202) 997-9982.


Prerequisites   None  
Who Should Attend   Grant Professionals, including Grant Specialists, Grant Administrators, Grant Managers, Program Officers, Grant Officers, Auditors  
Program Level   Overview   
Advance Preparation   None  
Delivery Method   Group Internet Based
Event Policies   For additional information or assistance with this event including cancellations, substitutions or other program concerns or information regarding administrative policies such as complaints, please contact [email protected].  



National Grants Management Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.