The System for Award Management (SAM) is a Federal Government owned and operated free web site that consolidates the capabilities in CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. Future phases of SAM will add the capabilities of other systems used in Federal procurement and awards processes.
SAM was designed to reduce the burden on those seeking to do business with the government. Vendors can log into one system to manage their entity information in one record, with one expiration date, through one streamlined business process. Federal agencies can look in one place for entity pre-award information.
As one might imagine, replacing the 9 siloed legacy systems previously used in federal procurement with one system, while trying to ensure a smooth transition, was a daunting task.
PTAC Procurement specialists at the Alabama SBDC Network helped Alabama’s small business community throughout SAM’s launch and the initial migration period. Today, we help companies register and update their SAM information every day. We understand that your business is facing deadlines and you don’t have time to wait on hold for simple answers. Our specialists are well-versed in how SAM works (and is supposed to work), and have been interacting with the new site since its launch.