The System for Award Management, SAM.gov, is an ever-evolving central repository for contractor information, federal procurement systems and other federal programs or registrations. This system is extremely important for contractors because all entities interested in doing business with the federal government are required to register with SAM.gov.
Below we provide step-by-step guidance for updating your SAM registration, an essential process for government contractors to understand.
Updating your registration can be a meticulous process because each SAM.gov registration is only valid for one year (can we make this a click to tweet?) and must be renewed prior to its yearly anniversary, or the record will expire.
It can be easy to overlook important fields while in the database and SAM.gov is frequently updated to improve functionality and to incorporate additional processes and systems. With each new update, you shouldn’t be surprised if you find additional questions you are required to answer.
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Things to Keep in Mind
The most recent update we are asked about often is on Inverted Domestic Corporations. Specifically, SAM.gov asks, “Are you an inverted domestic corporation or a subsidiary of one?” FAR clause 52.209-2 prohibits contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations or contracting with subsidiaries of Inverted Domestic Corporations.
When you are updating your SAM.gov record it’s important to take your time to make sure all of the information included in your record is correct. Not only is it important to have an active SAM.gov record in order to be awarded contracts, it’s important for your record to be complete and accurate because agencies rely on your responses when they are researching information about your organization.
SAM.gov will continue to be an important factor in your government sales practice, so make sure you are updating your SAM.gov record correctly each year. For assistance with your GSA contract, contact one of our experts at 202.296.5505 or visit us online at www.winvale.com.