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How Do I Register as a Sole Proprietor on SAM?


Are you ready to register as a sole proprietor on SAM?

It’s a straightforward process that can open up new opportunities for your business.

In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps, from determining your eligibility to completing the registration process.

By following these instructions, you’ll be on your way to maintaining and updating your SAM registration, ensuring your business stays visible to potential government clients.

Let’s get started!


Determine Eligibility


To determine if you’re eligible to register as a sole proprietor on SAM, you must meet specific criteria and fulfill certain requirements.

Firstly, you need to be a U.S. citizen or have legal resident status.

Additionally, you must have a valid Tax Identification Number (TIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

It’s important to note that being a sole proprietor means you’ll be personally liable for any business debts or obligations. Therefore, your credit history will be evaluated to assess your financial responsibility.

In terms of business size, you must qualify as a small business according to the Small Business Administration (SBA) guidelines.

Lastly, you need to be able to provide accurate and complete information about your business, including your legal business name and physical address.


Gather Required Information


Start by gathering all the required information for registering as a sole proprietor on SAM. Before you begin the registration process, make sure you have the following information on hand:

– Your Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN)
– Your business name, address, and contact information
– Your business start date
– A brief description of your business activities

Additionally, you’ll need your banking information, including:

– Your routing and account numbers

– Your financial institution’s name and address

It’s also important to have the following information ready:

– Your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code

– Your Federal Tax Classification

Lastly, prepare any relevant supporting documents, such as:

– Your business license

– Certifications

– Proof of insurance


Create a SAM Account


Once you have gathered all the required information, you can easily create your SAM account as a sole proprietor.

To begin, visit the System for Award Management (SAM) website and click on the ‘Create Account’ button. You’ll be prompted to provide your email address and create a password. Make sure to choose a strong password that includes a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters.

After creating your account, you’ll need to complete your SAM registration. This includes providing your business information, such as your legal business name, address, and contact details. Additionally, you’ll need to provide your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Once you have entered all the necessary information, review and submit your registration.

Congratulations, you have successfully created your SAM account as a sole proprietor!


Complete the Registration Process


To complete the registration process as a sole proprietor on SAM, you’ll need to provide additional information and review your submission.

Once you have created your SAM account and filled in the required information about your business, you’ll need to provide additional details. This includes your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN), as well as your bank account information for electronic funds transfer.

Make sure to review your submission carefully to ensure all the information is accurate and complete. Any errors or missing information could delay the registration process.

Once you’re satisfied with your submission, you can submit it for review. SAM will then process your registration and notify you of any further steps or actions required.


Maintain and Update Your SAM Registration


After completing the registration process as a sole proprietor on SAM, you’ll need to actively maintain and update your SAM registration.

This is important to ensure that your information is accurate and up-to-date, as well as to comply with any changes in regulations or requirements.

To maintain your SAM registration, you should review your information regularly and make any necessary updates. This includes updating your contact information, business details, and any certifications or qualifications.

It’s also important to review and update your representations and certifications, as these may change over time.

Additionally, you should regularly check for any notices or messages from SAM and respond promptly to any requests for information or documentation.




So, now you know the steps to register as a sole proprietor on SAM.

By determining your eligibility, gathering the necessary information, creating a SAM account, and completing the registration process, you can successfully become a registered sole proprietor.

Remember to regularly maintain and update your SAM registration to ensure its accuracy and validity.

Good luck in your business endeavors!


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Contact the FPR Help Desk through the following methods:

  • Phone: 1-866-717-5267 (toll-free)
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