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System for Award Management

The Federal Government is aggressively pursing business process and systems improvements to enhance their service to customers and to lower their costs. System for Award Management (SAM) provides worldwide visibility of sources to government buyers and finance officers for the purpose of streamlining contract awards and payments. This means effective January 1, 2001, contractors receiving payments under DOT or DHS contracts, purchase orders, delivery orders, or other contractual vehicles should be registered in the SAM. Current and prospective contractors are encouraged to register in the SAM without delay.

Benefits of SAM:

  • Will make it easier to be paid
  • One time registration
  • Greater access to all federal procurement agencies
  • More visibility of worldwide sources
  • Allows contractors the opportunity to increase sales opportunities

For more information and to register online, simply visit the SAM website at www.sam.gov or call USCG Finance Center Customer Service at 757-523-6940.