October 6, 2016
Updates for Accessing the System for Award Management (SAM)
Source: US GSA, October 5, 2016
In January 2016, Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer 7 and 8 (IE7 & IE8) will no longer be supported. Security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates will no longer be available for these versions. For guidance and upgrade resources, please visit TechNet here.
Effective October 2016, you can no longer access the System for Award Management (SAM) using Internet Explorer (IE) Versions 7 & 8 (IE7 & IE8).
Those browser versions will be actively blocked.
You either need to upgrade to a Internet Explorer version of IE9 or higher, or access SAM with another supported browser type (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc).
Contact your nearest PTAC to learn more about government contracting and questions about SAM.
For help with Government Contracting: contact your nearest Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Funded through Cooperative Agreements between the U.S. Department of Defense and state and local governments/institutions, PTACs provide free and low-cost assistance in virtually all areas of government contracting.