SAM is a government-wide, centralized registration system that maintains current information on businesses, organizations, and individuals who are eligible to receive federal government contracts, grants, and other financial assistance.
To register for SAM, you will need to create an account on the SAM website and complete the registration process by providing your business information, including your legal name, physical address, and Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).
You will need to provide your business name, physical address, and TIN, as well as your Dun & Bradstreet (D-U-N-S) number, if you have one. You will also need to provide information about your business size, type, and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code, as well as any relevant certifications or registrations.
No, there is no fee to register for SAM. However, some entities need assistance due to some of the complicated steps involved. Federal Processing Registry provides assistance to complete all the requirements hassle-free. Please call for further information.
You are required to update your information in SAM at least annually, but you should update your information any time it changes.
If you fail to update your information in SAM, your registration may be suspended or terminated, and you may be ineligible to receive federal government contracts, grants, and other financial assistance.
The processing time for a SAM registration can vary depending on the complexity of the registration and the completeness of the information provided. It can take up to 14 business days for a registration to be processed.
You will receive an email notification when your registration has been approved. You can also check the status of your registration by logging into your SAM account.
A D-U-N-S number is a unique nine-digit number assigned by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) to each business location. You do not need a D-U-N-S number to register for SAM, but it is recommended that you obtain one as it is often required for other government registration and certification processes.
NAICS codes are used by the government to classify businesses based on their industry. Providing a NAICS code in SAM helps ensure that your business is included in the correct industry-specific databases and that you are notified of relevant opportunities.
Yes, foreign businesses can register for SAM and are eligible to receive federal government contracts, grants, and other financial assistance, provided they meet all the other registration requirements.
No, SAM is a system for businesses, organizations and institutions only.
Yes, you can register multiple locations of your business in SAM, provided each location has a unique D-U-N-S number.
Yes, you can register for multiple NAICS codes in SAM.