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How Do I Start the SAM Registration Process?


Starting the SAM (System for Award Management) registration process involves several steps. Here’s a general overview of how to initiate your SAM registration:

  1. Gather Required Information:Before you begin the registration process, gather all the necessary information and documentation you’ll need to complete your SAM profile. This includes your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), legal business name, D-U-N-S number (if applicable), financial information, and other essential details about your organization.
  2. Create a User Account:If you don’t already have one, you’ll need to create a user account on the SAM website. This account will be used to log in and manage your SAM registration.
  3. Log In to SAM:Once you have a user account, log in to the SAM website using your username and password. If you’ve forgotten your login credentials, there are options to recover them on the SAM login page.
  4. Start a New Entity Registration:After logging in, you can initiate the SAM registration process by selecting the option to “Start a New Entity Registration.” This action begins the process of creating or updating your entity’s registration in SAM.
  5. Complete the Online Form:SAM will guide you through a series of online forms and sections where you’ll input information about your entity. Be prepared to provide details about your organization’s legal structure, ownership, size, capabilities, financial data, and other relevant information.
  6. Verify and Review:Carefully review the information you’ve entered to ensure its accuracy and completeness. Verify that you’ve provided all required information, and make any necessary corrections or updates.
  7. Certify Your Registration:After reviewing your registration, you’ll need to certify that the information you’ve provided is true, accurate, and complete to the best of your knowledge.
  8. Submit Your Registration:Once you’ve certified your registration, submit it to SAM. You’ll receive a confirmation of submission.
  9. UEI Assignment:As of April 2022, SAM assigns a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) during the registration process. SAM generates and assigns the UEI as part of your registration.
  10. Processing and Activation:SAM will process your registration, which can take some time. Your registration will become active once this processing is complete.
  11. Annual Renewal:Remember that SAM registrations must be renewed annually to remain active. Ensure that you renew your registration on time to maintain eligibility for federal contracts and grants.

Throughout the registration process, be prepared to provide documentation to support the information you’ve entered, especially if your entity undergoes changes or requires certifications. SAM also provides resources, helpdesk support, and tutorials to assist users during the registration process.

Keep in mind that the specific steps and requirements may vary based on your organization’s type, location, and purpose for registering in SAM. It’s important to consult the SAM website and follow the instructions provided during the registration process for the most accurate and up-to-date guidance.


Need Help?

Contact the FPR Help Desk through the following methods:

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