BY BORIS HERTSLET

A new year is here and with it come some changes in federal contracting.

One of the biggest changes for federal contractors and grantees is the retirement of the DUNS number. December 2020 is the target date for the implementation of the new Unique Entity Identifier, the government issued replacement for DUN & Bradstreet’s proprietary DUNS number.

Currently, contractors and grantees register for a DUNS number with DUN & Bradstreet, a private company. The new UEI will be issued directly from the federal government via its System for Award Management.

Speaking of SAM, its . . .

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