Update on SAM Registration and Renewal Process

June 28, 2018 New process should reduce SAM delays GSA is implementing further changes with regard to System for Award Management (SAM) registrations and renewals: Effective Friday, June 29, 2018: All non-federal entities creating or renewing their SAM registration will … Continued

Notarized letter required for SAM registrants

April 18, 2018 70,000 contractors must get notarized letters in next 60 days to continue working for government Federal News Radio, Jason Miller, April 16, 2018 Up to 70,000 federal contractors are heading to their local notary to get that … Continued

Procurement Fraud Prevention Act

May 2, 2017 SAM Registration: New Bill Requires Notification Of Free Assistance Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, May 1, 2017 There is no cost to register in SAM or other government contracting databases–but that hasn’t stopped some companies from charging would-be … Continued

SAM Users Need to Check Their Browsers

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, … Continued

Keep SAM Profile Updated

September 15, 2016 SAM Profile Mistake Leads to Possible Lost Contract Source: Fox Rothschild, Nicholas T. Solosky, August 25, 2016 Small business owners have lots of items on their to-do lists.  In addition to actually running the business, there are … Continued

Changes Coming to DLA CAGE Codes

August 17, 2016 DLA set to expire CAGE codes Source: Information Operations Strategic Communications, August 11, 2016 The Defense Logistics Agency is changing the way it manages Commercial and Government Entity codes by assigning an expiration date to all new … Continued

SAM and DSBS are Important to Small Businesses

May 20, 2016 SAM’s link to SBA’s small business database is temporarily down Source: Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, Chuck Schadl, May 9, 2016 Small businesses need to be aware of the fact that the link between the System for Award … Continued

Federal Contracting: Getting the Process Started

March 16, 2016 Breaking new ground: How to crack open the federal contracting world Source: Construction DIVE, Kim Slowey, February 11, 2016 When you hear about the billions of federal dollars pouring into state coffers for highway and infrastructure projects or … Continued

FEMA Registration is Free

January 15, 2016 Beware of ‘government vendor registration’ websites that charge a fee Source: Georgia Tech PTAC, July 22, 2014 In a recent story, we alerted you to the existence of websites which unnecessarily lead businesses to pay a fee to … Continued