50,000 companies on hold because of GSA’s UEI validation problems

It’s now November, and the General Services Administration still hasn’t fixed the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) transition to the new validation service that began in April. And as many as 50,000 companies and grantees still are waiting to fix validation issues that is causing delays in awards and in getting paid. The almost six-month old problem continues to cause broad concern across industry and on Capitol Hill.