“Your SAM registration is expiring” …or maybe not. Here’s how you can tell.

Screenshot of SAM expiration email from company that charges a fee

We’ve written before about companies that prey on smaller federal contractors and charge them hundreds of dollars for things like SAM registrations and renewals that are completely free. PTAC counselors across the country are constantly warning our clients about these companies, but their constant barrage of deceptive and confusing phone calls, emails, text messages, postcards, … Read more

New Security Update in SAM Means You’d Better Not Forget Your MPIN

Passwords. The bane of our existence. At least for those of us who use smart phones, tablets and computers. Our clients are no different. They forget their passwords with regularity. The good news is that resetting a password is usually fairly simple, and often something someone can do themselves. Due to a security update made … Read more

Expiring Entity Registrations in SAM.gov Given 60-Day Extension Due to COVID-19 National Emergency

The following announcement is from the GSA Integrated Award Environment: In support of the U.S. government’s response to the COVID-19 national emergency, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requested certain administrative relief for entities doing business with the government.  As part of that effort, GSA has initiated 60-day extensions to SAM.gov registrations that have … Read more

Small Business Size Calculations Changing January 6, 2020

If you maintain your company’s entity registration in the System for Award Management (SAM), you’ve seen the “Size Metrics” page that asks for your company’s average annual receipts and number of employees. Entering accurate information on this page is critical, as it determines whether your company qualifies as a small business in the industries you … Read more

Companies in Montana are Continually Scammed by Fake SAM Registration Operations

Small businesses that sell products or services to the Federal government are routinely being taken advantage of by companies that charge them to register in System for Award Management (SAM). SAM is administered by the US General Services Administration (GSA). Launched in July of 2012, SAM combined the various federal government certifications and registrations, necessary … Read more