System for Award Management
Sam.gov is the U.S. Federal Government System for Award Management. The system is being used by entities that wish to do business with the U.S. Government and would like to solicit and bid on contract opportunities
Who is required to register in SAM.gov?
Any government, business, grantee or organization (known as “Entity” in SAM.gov ) wishing to do business with the federal government under a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) based contract, or anyone applying for federal grants, cooperative agreements or other forms of federal financial assistance through Grants.gov, must be registered in SAM.gov . Also, consider creating a SAM.gov account if you wish to use the full set of capabilities that have been developed in SAM.gov and/or migrated from legacy systems.
Do I need to pay a registration fee?
Creating or updating a SAM registration is free of charge, and you receive free system and technical assistance through our supporting Federal Service Desk .
When do I register?
You may register in SAM.gov as soon as you have read the registration guide. Start this process well before your contract application deadline. Having an active registration in SAM.gov before bidding on a contract is often a requirement.
What do I need before registering?
There are three things you will need to obtain before registering in SAM.gov .
- Administrator account (created on LOGIN.gov )
- SAM Unique Entity Identifier (watch video tutorial)
- NCAGE (NATO Commercial and Government Entity) code
If you are a Belgian company, your legal details should match the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises. Please note that the SAM UEI should be based on the CBE data. SAM.gov will propose a match. The Year of incorporation and the Belgian Company Number need to be provided to continue. After receiving the SAM UEI, the NCAGE code can be created with the same identical details.
How do I submit a registration?
How long does it take for my entity to be active in SAM.gov?
If you are registering your entity for the first time, it can take up to two weeks after you have submitted your registration. If you are reactivating your entity, it will take up to two days for your entity to be reactive in SAM.gov
I need to update my SAM.gov registry?
If you are already registered in SAM.gov but your entity registration has expired, you will need to submit an update.
- If you still have access to your account: download the instructions (here) on how to update your expired registry and watch the video tutorial for additional instructions.
- If you no longer have access to your account: please reach out to our Brussels Procurement Team or the Federal Service Desk as they will provide you additional guidance on how to recover access.
I have more questions. Who do I contact?
You can either contact the Brussels Procurement Team or the Federal Service Desk , both are happy to assist you with any SAM.gov related questions. You can easily create an incident or have a live chat with the FSD.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET
U.S. calls: 866-606-8220 – International calls: +1 334-206-7828