What is a Manufacturer ID?
Within the GSA standards, there is a set of identifiers that are designed to be globally unique. This set of identifiers is used to uniquely identify EGMs, themes, and pay tables. It is anticipated that these identifiers will be “burned into” EGMs and systems by their manufacturers.
MIDs ensure that one manufacturer will not duplicate the identifiers used by another manufacturer. Within the GSA standards, globally unique identifiers are prefixed by three-character GSA-assigned MIDs. The remaining characters are assigned by the manufacturer in a manner that maintains uniqueness across the manufacturer’s product lines.
Members can request MIDs from GSA. Every member in good standing is entitled to one MID. However, a member may request additional manufacturer IDs by paying $5,000/year per MID. When membership is terminated, all company’s MIDs are revoked, as are all product certifications. Revoked MIDs may be reassigned to other GSA members.
The GSA MID registry is used to track the identifiers registered to GSA members and to maintain uniqueness across manufacturers. The registry also indicates which manufacturer ID’s are no longer valid and therefore available to other members.
Why does My Company need a Manufacturer ID?
To obtain and maintain GSA Certification for its products, a company must be assigned a Manufacturer ID.
Only a GSA member (Bronze or above) in good standing may obtain a Manufacturer ID. When membership is terminated, a company's Manufacturer ID is revoked, as are all product certifications. Revoked Manufacturer IDs may be reassigned to GSA members.
Would you like to become a GSA Member so that you can get a Manufacturer ID?
GSA has several levels of membership for you to consider. The GSA membership application can be downloaded or completed online.