Due to early users having difficulties with UEI validation, GSA is changing how we check UEIs. We used to look to SAM.gov to confirm users provided a UEI that both existed and was active.
Because we know not every entity's UEI currently meets these standards, moving forward we're only going to confirm the UEI exists. This change should reduce the number of errors related to UEIs.
We will be using this single validation for the rest of the 2023 audit season. However, we recommend that auditors and their auditees work with SAM.gov to ensure their UEIs not only exist but are also active for future use.