Up to 70,000 federal contractors are heading to their local notary to get that special stamp on a letter that’s destined for the General Services Administration to authenticate the vital details of their business, including who is the authorized “entity administrator associated with the DUNS number.”
These are the first details of the impact on vendors emerging from the latest case of fraud to affect GSA’s System for Award Management (SAM).
A GSA spokeswoman confirmed the agency already received 7,500 notarized letters.
“GSA is making internal business process improvements based on our analysis of the first set of letters received,” the spokeswoman said in an email to Federal News Radio. “We are continuously updating the instructions on SAM.gov to make it easier for entities to be in compliance. Additionally, we have posted templates on SAM.gov for entities to use when submitting their notarized letters.”
See GTPAC’s advice for surviving the compromise of the government’s vendor data base here: http://gtpac.org/2018/03/26/tips-for-surviving-compromise-of-governments-vendor-database/