DUNS has been replaced with UEI
DLA has transitioned from the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and replacing it with the SAM Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) to identify federal contractors and award recipients.
As of April 4, 2022, DUNS is no longer used in federal-level procurement or financial assistance pre- and post-award processes. This transition allows the government to streamline the entity identification and validation process, making it easier and less burdensome for entities to do business with the federal government. The UEI is the new authoritative identifier at the federal level (including SAM, FPDS, CPARS, FAPIIS, eSRS, FSRS, and USASpending).
The CAGE code will still be required on entity registrations for purpose of all awards in SAM.
GSA has assigned UEIs to entities with existing registrations and/or debarments/suspensions in SAM and will continue to assign UEIs to new vendors.
DLA has made interface updates to accommodate this transition. These updates now enable EBS to receive and store the new UEI from SAM. The EBS vendor master has also been updated to include UEI. Currently there are no issues pertaining to SAM UEI interfaces from a systems perspective.
As of June 21, 2021, DLA Land and Maritime has transitioned from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) to Experian BusinessIQ to perform financial reviews. See related Message of the Day on DLA Today (CAC-enabled)
The Federal Service Desk also has additional training on this transition (search the “Knowledge Base” section).
Roadmap for Selling to DLA Land and Maritime
- To do business with DLA, vendors need a SAM Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).
- Vendors must have a CAGE code. If you do not have a CAGE code, you must register your company with the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to do business with DLA.
- A financial account capable of receiving electronic funds transfers is a mandatory requirement, and is provided in the SAM registration.
View DLA Land and Maritime Solicitations
- Electronic quoting on the DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) is mandatory.
- Solicitations estimated under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) (less than $250,000) are available electronically. The solicitations are in HTML format and are available at DLA RFQs
- Solicitations estimated over the SAT (greater than $250,000) are available electronically. The solicitations can be viewed at Requests for Proposal (RFP)/Invitation for Bids (IFB) .
- No additional software capabilities are required.
- If the solicitation is not available electronically, and is under the SAT (less than $250,000), check with the assigned buyer. If the buyer is not listed, please email the Business Counseling Center at DSCC.email@example.com.
- If the solicitation is estimated over the SAT (greater than $250,000) and the solicitation is not available electronically, contact the Industry Coordination Office or the buyer of record.
- Other DLA Opportunities are available in SAM (legacy website FBO).
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See complete answers to these and other questions in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of the Help area on DIBBS . Links to technical data websites are also found there.