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Is There a Step-By-Step Guide For SAM Registration?


Yes, there is a step-by-step guide available to help you with the SAM (System for Award Management) registration process. SAM provides detailed instructions and resources to assist users in completing their registrations accurately and efficiently. Here’s a simplified step-by-step guide to get you started:

Step 1: Gather Required Information and Documentation

Before you begin the SAM registration process, collect all the necessary information and documentation you’ll need. This includes your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), legal business name, financial information, and other relevant details about your organization.

Step 2: Create a SAM User Account

If you don’t already have one, go to the SAM website and create a user account. You’ll need this account to log in and manage your SAM registration.

Step 3: Log In to SAM

Using your newly created SAM user account, log in to the SAM system.

Step 4: Start a New Entity Registration

Once logged in, initiate your SAM registration by selecting the option to “Start a New Entity Registration.” If you’re renewing an existing registration, you can access it from your SAM account dashboard.

Step 5: Complete the Online Forms

SAM will guide you through a series of online forms and sections where you’ll enter information about your organization. Be prepared to provide details about your legal structure, size, capabilities, financial data, and other relevant information.

Step 6: Verify and Review

Before submission, carefully review the information you’ve entered to ensure its accuracy and completeness. Make any necessary corrections or updates.

Step 7: Certify Your Registration

Certify that the information you’ve provided is true, accurate, and complete to the best of your knowledge.

Step 8: Submit Your Registration

Once you’ve reviewed and certified your registration, submit it to SAM. You will receive a confirmation of submission.

Step 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.

Step 10: Processing and Activation

SAM will process your registration, which can take some time. Your registration will become active once this processing is complete.

Step 11: Annual Renewal

Remember that SAM registrations must be renewed annually to remain active. Be sure to renew your registration before the expiration date to maintain eligibility for federal contracts and grants.

Step 12: Review and Update

Regularly review and update your SAM registration as needed to keep your information accurate and up to date. This includes any changes to your organization’s details, ownership, or certifications.

Step 13: Seek Assistance

If you encounter difficulties or have questions during the SAM registration process, SAM provides resources, helpdesk support, and tutorials to assist you.

Please note that the specific steps and requirements may vary based on your organization’s type, location, and purpose for registering in SAM. It’s advisable 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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