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What is required for a SAM registration

You must have the following to register your business with the System for Award Management


For US-based companies (includes but is not limited to this list):

  • TIN or Taxpayer Identification Number
  • Taxpayer name for the TIN – must match IRS documents
  • Legal Name of Company – must match Dun & Bradstreet records
  • Physical address 
  • Bank routing number, account number, and account type for EFT

International companies:

  • Legal name of your organization
  • Physical address
  • EIN Number
  • The organization’s NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) Code (which you can get for FREE here)

You will also need to go through an IRS and DLA validation.

For steps on filling out the SAM registration on your own, read our SAM registration guide.