The System for Award Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) is a Federal Government owned and operated web site that consolidates the capabilities of several online systems used in Federal procurement and awards processes. In July 2012 SAM replaced four of these systems: CCR, ORCA, FedReg and EPLS. At least four more databases will be migrated into SAM in Phase II.

Any entity wishing to do business with the federal government under a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)-based contract or applying for federal grants, cooperative agreements or other forms of federal financial assistance through Grants.gov must be registered in SAM.

Completing the online registration can take some time depending on the size and complexity of your company. These quick user guides will get you started, but you may want to contact PTAC first to learn about what issues you may encounter.