FAR Compliance with FFATA Reporting
In April, the U.S. government-owned System for Award Management (SAM) system was modified to use Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) as its primary entity identifier, as opposed to Dun & Bradstreet’s (D&B) D-U-N-S® numbers. The UEI is now required for companies conducting business directly with the U.S. government. Although it is not a requirement for subcontractors to have a UEI, it is a requirement for government reporting purposes.
To ensure we are compliant with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) associated with Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) reporting (FAR 52.204-10), specifically our obligation to report to the public on government subawards Lockheed Martin has released certain companies, you may be required to take immediate action to register for and obtain a UEI at SAM.gov.
With this change, it is important to note:
- The DUNS number was replaced with a UEI in the U.S. Government systems such as SAM.gov and those used for Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) reporting.
- Both DUNS number UEI remain unique to a specific physical address. Lockheed Martin cannot apply a UEI for a single location to multiple DUNS numbers and locations.
- If you do not contract direct with the U.S. Government (e.g., as a sub-awardee) and have a need to complete the registration process to obtain one or more UEI’s then you would not need to complete a registration and can instead just obtain a Unique Entity ID for the DUNS identified. Far less information is required.
- Please see additional information provided by the U.S. Government on this issue - GSAFSD Tier 0 Knowledge Base - What's the difference between only getting a Unique Entity ID and registering your entity? - and, if you haven’t already done so, please immediately obtain your location specific UEI’s and forward to Lockheed Martin indicating the applicable D-U-N-S number.
- The DUNS number remains critical to Lockheed Martin business processes and continues to be a key attribute for all supplier onboarding and registration.
You may also work directly with your Lockheed Martin procurement representative to see if this applies to your organization.
To learn more about registering for your UEI and FAQs, visit SAM.gov.