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What is SAM?

System for Award Management


Being registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) is required for Government contracting. It is the ONLY way you can get paid by the Government.

The System for Award Management (SAM) works as a payment gateway for contracts and grants. SAM Registration must be active for a business to get paid by the Government. An active business is able join in the billions of dollars being awarded to small businesses every year. A business is required to maintain your status in the SAM system by renewing their registration yearly.

The United States Government is the largest purchaser of goods & services in the world. How would you like to be one of their suppliers? The government purchases only from SAM registered businesses. Therefore, the government doesn’t know you exist if you’re not in the SAM database. Make sure you process your SAM registration renewal in a timely manner each year.

For more in depth information about System for Award Management, Click Here.

Step by step instructions on creating a SAM.gov login: Click Here

SAM Registration Guide: Click Here.