The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Federal Government’s data base for companies to register in order to do business with the Federal Government. SAM replaced the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) – and is still new to many businesses.
Join University of Houston Procurement Technical Assistant Center (PTAC) and Texas State SBDC for a hands-on workshop that will walk you through the SAM registration process and answer questions about the many options and information you must have to successfully complete registration. Each participant will sit at a computer and log on to SAM to create their profile. The goal of this workshop is to complete the profile during the workshop.
In order to participate in the workshop, there are three requirements:
1. Each participant must have a business entity that can be registered to do business with the Federal Government – an LLC, DBA, Corporation or Partnership.
2. The participant must have registered the business with Dun & Bradstreet and been issued a DUNS number more than 24 hours prior to the workshop. DUNS registration is FREE for companies seeking to do business with the Federal Government. You can go to this website to complete your DUNS registration: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform
3. Participants must bring their company information with them, including DUNS number, EIN number, bank information, contact person for account, etc.
If you have a previous CCR account to migrate to SAM, bring the ID and e-mail address used with the CCR account.
The workshop will start with a brief overview of SAM and the Federal Government procurement process. The majority of the workshop time will spent working with you on setting up your SAM profile.