Entity Validation Stakeholder Forum

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Entity Validation Stakeholder Forum

Join us for a Discussion on the new Entity Validation Process in SAM.gov

When and where

Date and time

Location

Online

About this event

If you are attempting to register for the first time in SAM.gov, renewing your SAM.gov registration, or trying to only get a Unique Entity ID (the identifier that replaced the DUNS number in April 2022), you need to validate your entity. GSA will host a series of events to share information about how the entity validation process has changed and the improvements we’re making to the current experience.

You can register here for the first session that will happen on August 3, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT that will cover the various steps of the entity validation process, review requirements for documentation, and address the most common user questions. This session is focused on assisting entities that have begun the registration process or are currently renewing their registration.

The August 3 session will cover topics such as:

  • What is entity validation?
  • How does entity validation work in SAM.gov?
  • What documentation is required and accepted, and what isn’t?
  • What do I do next after my entity is validated?
  • Where do I get help?

We will be holding additional sessions in the near future specifically for entities that are planning to update their SAM.gov registration or submit a new registration in the coming weeks or months. These training sessions will cover the entity validation process phase of SAM.gov registration. If you want to learn more before you begin, the next session later in August will be the session for you.

Space is limited for this presentation. However, we will make a recording of the event available online for all to watch. We also may hold additional events in August and September, based on need.

We hope to see you there!

Live closed captioning of the event will be available. If you are a member of the press, send an RSVP to press@GSA.gov after you register at the link above.

Please note: you may listen to the entire event through your computer audio; you are not required to dial into any conference line. All communication during the program is through the written question and answer log only.

Background:

The validation process is a critical piece of the federal awards ecosystem. It prevents improper payments, procurement fraud, and helps ensure the integrity of government contracts and grants processes, representing trillions of dollars in taxpayer funds each year.

An Entity Validation Service independently verifies the uniqueness of an entity. This is required to get a Unique Entity ID or to register in SAM.gov. SAM.gov verifies that there is no existing registration for the legal business name and physical address as part of this validation process.

If you are in the validation process now and have submitted a validation service ticket through SAM.gov, we will communicate with you through that ticket only.