System for Award Management
A key prerequisite to sell to the federal government is registration in the System for Award Management (SAM).
SAM is the official U.S. government vendor registration system. SAM registration is free and valid for one year. Large prime contractors also require that a business be registered in SAM prior to doing business with them.
Beware of entities that charge a fee to help with your SAM registration! SAM registration is always free, and your PTAC counselor can help.
Read this article for step-by-step instructions on completing your SAM registration.
If you need assistance at any time, please contact your local MO PTAC counselor.
This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a PTAP cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.