Are you looking to break into the federal marketplace and start doing business with Uncle Sam? Then you'll want to get your System for Award Management (SAM) Registration—it's your ticket for accessing government contracts, grants, certifications, and more.
The federal government is mandated to reward a certain amount of its contracts to small businesses. But you need to know that the government will not hire any type of business (be it large or small) that has not registered in the SAM directory. So if you’re a small business eyeing to become a federal contractor, you will most definitely need a SAM registration and a CAGE code.
Once you are registered with SAM, you will be given a number that the government uses to identify your firm. This number is called the CAGE Code. With this number, you will be eligible to receive grants, contracts, and certifications.
Why do you need to register with SAM? Well, because that’s the first step for you to be in business with Uncle Sam!
You will enjoy increased access to federal procurement opportunities by having your business registered in SAM. This includes the ability to bid on and receive contracts for goods and services provided to the government. Furthermore, your business will also be eligible to receive payment for goods and services provided to the government and also can participate in government grants.
Additionally, you can participate in joint ventures with other registered businesses, which can help them to gain more experience and increase their chances of winning contracts. SAM offers resources and tools that can help small businesses compete for federal contracts, such as information on navigating the procurement process and training on how to market their products and services to the government.
The best part? You don't have to go through the process by yourself. You are, after all, busy managing a business. We can help complete your SAM registration, putting you on the road to an opportunity pipeline of contracting with most federal agencies.
Before you get started, you will need to prepare the following:
- A Data Universal Numbering System or DUNS from Dun and Bradstreet
- Your Tax Identification Number or TIN/TEIN
- A Social Security Number if you are a Sole Proprietor
There are multiple steps to the registration process, all of which should be properly followed. This guarantees prompt acceptance and prevents you from missing out on solicitations due to mistakes or missing information in your SAM registration.
Around 20% of companies with SAM registrations have incorrect or partial information. Government agencies or prime contractors looking for services they provide won't be able to locate. This is why you need an expert to register for you.
Here are the information you need to prepare before you register with SAM:
- Business legal name (as registered with the state corporation commission)
- Business start date (company registration date)
- Business contact information (legal name, address, and phone number)
- IRS-issued Tax Identification Number (TIN) or Employee Identification Number (EIN)
- Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S Number
- North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Codes
- Product or Service (PSC) Codes
- Company bank account (account # and routing # for electronic funds transfer)
- Automated Clearing House (ACH) account (GSA SmartPay for credit cards)
- Small business certifications (as categorized by SBA)
Let us help you work with Uncle SAM.
SAM registration may seem overwhelming, and we know that the process can be time-consuming and confusing. One thing you need to know about federal contracting is that the government is very specific and detail-oriented on requirements. That is why whether you’re applying for certifications, registering, or drafting a bid proposal, there should be no room for error.
Fortunately, we have a team of experts to assist you with the registration. You don't have to go through the process by yourself. We can help you with this.
Contact us today and take your first step in becoming a federal contractor!