A System for Award Management (SAM) Registration is the first step in securing government contracts. If you want to do business with the federal government, receive GSA Contracts or awards, obtain grants, or take advantage of loans, registering with the SAM is required.
A SAM Registration provides an entity with a number that the government uses to identify them, otherwise known as a CAGE Code. Obtaining this number gives you access to receiving grants, loans, contracts, and certifications for set-asides.
To help you avoid any issues, GSE will walk you through your SAM Registration, as well as show you how to get started with contracting, receiving grants, and bidding on the open market. You will also receive access to our GovExpert database to locate opportunities within your areas of interest.
Why Do I Need to Register with the SAM?
A SAM Registration is necessary for any entity to get paid for selling to the Federal Government. Before applying and receiving any certifications, your company must have a SAM registration and receive a CAGE code. The registration is valid for one year from the date of completion and must be renewed 60 days before the yearly period ends.
Optimizing your business to be registered under the System for Award Management will save you time and money. It will also deliver a seal of approval from the government, showing that you are a qualified and trusted company.
If you do not register with the SAM, you will never sell your products/services to any government agency.
The Challenges of the SAM Registration Process
As with most government activity, completing the SAM registration process can be quite demanding. Dense paperwork, constant waiting, and difficult language prove problematic for the average person to complete.
One-fifth of all registered businesses are currently considered ineligible for government contracts due to mistakes or omissions in their registration applications.
It takes expert knowledge and experience to fill out and submit the necessary paperwork properly. Additionally, the SAM.gov website is often undergoing maintenance, and new features are continually occurring.
“A SAM Registration takes time, knowledge, and money.”
The average small business spends between $60,000 and $138,000 to pursue its first federal contract victory. Registration optimization is the first step in ensuring you are not included in this statistic.
GSE Will Expedite the SAM Registration Process
While there are many challenges that business owners face, a SAM Registration gives you peace of mind knowing that your business is supported by the government and will prosper in the future.
Government Services Exchange is equipped with on-hand experts who will guide you through the SAM Registration process. From paperwork to optimization, GSE can expedite the process.
By letting us help you, your company will be able to avoid:
- Incomplete or inaccurate information
- Getting screened out of contracts
- Losing out on valuable contracts
- Application rejection
Give us a call today to take the first step on your journey to selling to the Federal Government.