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What Are the SAM Disclosure Requirements?

SAM Disclosure Requirements

The System for Award Management (SAM) requires entities seeking to participate in government contracting to provide accurate and complete information during the registration process. Disclosure requirements are in place to ensure transparency, prevent fraud, and maintain the integrity of the government procurement system. Here are some key points to understand about SAM disclosure requirements:

1. Accurate and Complete Information:

Entities registering on SAM are required to provide accurate and complete information about their organization, ownership, structure, and financial status. This includes details such as legal names, Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TINs), D-U-N-S numbers, business addresses, points of contact, and more. Failing to provide accurate information can lead to registration rejection and potential legal consequences.

2. Representations and Certifications:

As part of the registration process, entities are also required to make certain representations and certifications. These certifications may include confirming that the information provided is accurate, that the entity is not suspended or debarred from government contracting, and that it complies with various federal regulations.

3. Potential Conflicts of Interest:

Entities may also be required to disclose potential conflicts of interest, relationships with government employees, or any other factors that could compromise the fairness and transparency of the government contracting process. This disclosure helps prevent situations where a business might have an unfair advantage or exert undue influence.

4. Updating Information:

Disclosure requirements extend beyond the initial registration. Entities are expected to update their SAM profiles with any changes in ownership, structure, business addresses, and other relevant information. This ongoing maintenance ensures that the information remains accurate and up-to-date.

5. Business Ethics and Conduct:

Entities may be required to disclose information about past legal violations, criminal convictions, or other factors related to business ethics and conduct. This information helps government agencies assess the entity’s suitability for government contracts.

6. Compliance with Federal Regulations:

SAM registration includes compliance with various federal regulations, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). These regulations outline requirements related to disclosure, contracting procedures, reporting, and more.


SAM disclosure requirements are in place to maintain transparency, prevent fraud, and uphold the integrity of the government contracting system. By providing accurate and complete information, making necessary disclosures, and complying with federal regulations, entities can establish their eligibility for government contracts and contribute to a fair and competitive procurement environment.

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