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More Recent Updates at SAM.gov

We’re continuing to share what’s new at SAM.gov.  In this blog, you’ll find information about: 

  • Updates to the Workload report
  • A Static report added for Hurricane Ida
  • Updates to the Entity Management API
  • A new option for getting the Unique Entity ID (SAM)
  • More about being a tester of SAM.gov

Updates to the Workload report

Based on your feedback, we corrected the Total Action Obligation in the Workload report for Department of Defense records that use Express Reporting. No other types of reports had an error in the Total Action Obligation. 


A Static report added for Hurricane Ida

Recently, we added a static report for Hurricane Ida. The report shows entries in FPDS with the “Hurricane Ida H21I” NIA code. You can find this report in the SAM.gov DataBank by selecting “Static” under Report Type.


Updates to the Entity Management API

There’s a new version of the Entity Management API. Version 3 includes the EVS Source data field, updated error code handling, and other minor updates. You can find more information on OpenGSA.


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Remember, you can always find the latest enhancements at fsd.gov. Use the search bar to look for “Release Notes.” 


A new option for getting the Unique Entity ID (SAM)

By now you know that  the federal government will transition away from the use of the DUNS Number and toward the new Unique Entity ID as the primary means of entity identification for federal awards governmentwide on April 4, 2022


If you are a registered entity in SAM.gov, you have already been assigned a Unique Entity ID (SAM). It’s viewable in your SAM.gov entity registration record. Go to fsd.gov and select the green Help on UEI Transition button to learn more.   


Some of you might be subcontractors, sub-awardees, or grant subrecipients who don’t need to complete an entity registration. You still need a Unique Entity ID (SAM).  You can go to SAM.gov today and make a Unique Entity ID-only request if your entity:

  • Has a DUNS Number
  • Does not intend to bid on or apply for federal awards directly
  • Is not part of a federal agency

Sign in to SAM.gov, select “Get Started,” then select “Get Unique Entity ID.” Remember, beginning on April 4, 2022, for any eSRS and FSRS reporting that use a DUNS Number, you will need to use the Unique Entity ID (SAM) instead.


For more information about the transition from DUNS Number to Unique Entity ID (SAM), be sure to check out the FAQs at fsd.gov.


More about being a SAM.gov tester

We need to hear from more people like you who use SAM.gov every day! When you sign up to test, here’s what you can expect: 

  • After we receive your sign-up information, we will match you with a future test event based on your experience and role. We need federal and non-federal testers of all experience levels. 
  • To see if you’re interested in a specific test, we may reach out to you using the contact information you provided when you signed up.
  • You can ask us any questions about what is involved with that specific test to decide if it’s the right opportunity for you. 

100 percent of people who perform usability tests with us say they would be willing to test again!  As usual, the feedback we receive will continue to be incorporated into upcoming releases. We hope you’ll sign up to be part of making SAM.gov better!


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