On August 1st, 2012, the System for Award Management (also known as SAM) went into effect at www.sam.gov. It is a free web-site which consolidates Federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Currently CCR, FedReg, ORCA and EPLS have been migrated into SAM. Over the coming years, additional system migrations will be completed.
SAM will reduce the burden on those seeking to do business with the government. Vendors will be able to log into one system to manage their entity information in one record, with one expiration date, through one streamlined business process. Federal agencies will be able to look in one place for entity pre-award information. Everyone will have fewer passwords to remember and see the benefits of data reuse as information is entered into SAM once and reused throughout the system.
If you need any assistance or training in using the new SAM platform, then please do not hesitate to call or email FCD INC; 877.323.4628 // firstname.lastname@example.org.