System for Award Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) – https://www.sam.gov

GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy is consolidating federal procurement and award systems into 1 new system—the System for Award Management (SAM) . SAM is streamlining processes, improving data quality by eliminating the need to enter the same data multiple times, and consolidating hosting to save taxpayer money.

SAM is being developed in phases. Phase I includes the capabilities found previously in Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS). This integration of capabilities streamlines the process of entity (e.g., vendors and grantees) registration and gives contracting and grants staff a single-source picture of who is eligible for awards.

Future phases are expected to include the capabilities found today in the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS)/FFATA Subaward Reporting System (FSRS), the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA), Federal Business Opportunities (FBO), Wage Determinations On Line (WDOL), Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS), Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), and Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS). The consolidation of these capabilities will further streamline processes for both government and awardees.

Important Additional Information for a Successful Transition to SAM.gov:

To find out more on the initial capabilities being offered in Phase I of SAM, please read the OSD memo, SAM Phase I Implementation , dated 27 July 2012.

For more detailed information on how SAM works, please visit the SAM User Guide.

Quick Start guides are also available today at the SAM.gov homepage.

To learn more about the Government Roles and Administration Capabilities within SAM, please review the Agency Roles Administrator training brief.

Additionally, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Self-help materials will be posted at this page upon SAM Go-Live. Check-back with us upon Go-Live (July 30, 2012)!

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