Contract Lifecycle Management - DUNS Transitioning to UEI
(Doc ID 2828061.1)
Last updated on MARCH 02, 2023
Oracle Contract Lifecycle Management for Public Sector - Version 12.2.3 and later Information in this document applies to any platform.
US Federal Requirement
By April of 2022, the federal government will stop using the DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number to uniquely identify entities. At that point, entities doing business with the federal government should use a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created inSAM.gov. They will no longer have to go to a third-party website to obtain their identifier. 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.
What is a SAM UEI?
The UEI is a 12-character unique number assigned to all entities (public and private companies, individuals, institutions, or organizations) who must register to do business with the federal government in System for Award Management (SAM) Vendors are required to complete a one-time registration to provide basic information relevant to Procurement and Financial transactions.
During the transition the US Federal Government will:
Phase-out the DUNS number as the official identifier for doing business with the federal government
Introduce a new UEI, generated in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), as the official identifier for doing business with the government.
Make it easier to request a UEI to do business with the government.
Transition to a new service provider to validate entity uniqueness.
Receive continued support from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) during the transition.
The solution in this document provides information about the patch which adds two new UDA (User Defined Attribute) attributes: ‘Unique Entity Identifier’ and ‘EFT’ in the “Address and Supplier Details” Tab (Attribute Group=Supplier details). The patch creates the respective function parameter mappings only for the Oracle provided seeded templates. If a customer is using Configured UDA templates (for configured Document Styles) the mappings will not be created.
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