The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to register in SAM or to use SAM. All businesses or organizations wishing to do business with the federal government are required to register in the SAM and maintain an active registration. Some federal prime contractors, state, and local government agencies require that an entity with which they are doing business has an active SAM registration. To begin your SAM registration, you must first create an account. The registration must then be renewed and/or updated annually. It is very important that the information entered in SAM is accurate, detailed, current, and complete. In SAM, your company/business/organization is referred to as an “Entity.” You register your entity to do business with the U.S. Federal
government by completing the registration process in SAM. This session is designed to assist you in creating your account and in completing your SAM registration
To register in SAM, at a minimum, you will need the following information:
-Your DUNS Number, Legal Business Name, and Physical Address from your Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) record.
-If you do not already have one, you can request a DUNS Number for FREE from D&B at: https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/
-Your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Taxpayer Name associated with your TIN.
-Your bank's routing number, your business bank account number, and your business bank account type, i.e., checking or savings, to set up Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
Marjorae Ball, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration