Are you looking to break into the federal marketplace and start doing business with Uncle Sam? Then you'll want to get your System for Award Management (SAM) Registration—it's your ticket for accessing government contracts, grants, certifications, and more.
The federal government is mandated to reward a certain amount of its contracts to small businesses. But you need to know that the government will not hire any type of business (be it large or small) that has not registered in the SAM directory. So if you’re a small business eyeing to become a federal contractor, you will most definitely need a SAM registration and a CAGE code.
Once you are registered with SAM, you will be given a number that the government uses to identify your firm. This number is called the CAGE Code. With this number, you will be eligible to receive grants, contracts, and certifications.
Why do you need to register with SAM? Well, because that’s the first step for you to be in business with Uncle Sam!
If your business is registered with SAM, you will get increased visibility. This means that you can start taking advantage of opportunities that could boost your company's exposure and market share in your industry.
You must be noticeable on all levels if you want to be sought after for what your company offers. If you successfully register with SAM, every civilian and military federal agency out there will be able to see what your firm has to offer because they now have access to it.
The best part? You don't have to go through the process by yourself. You are, after all, busy managing a business. We can help complete your SAM registration, putting you on the road to visibility and an opportunity pipeline.
Before you get started, you will need to prepare the following:
- A Data Universal Numbering System or DUNS from Dun and Bradstreet
- Your Tax Identification Number or TIN/TEIN
- A Social Security Number if you are a Sole Proprietor
There are multiple steps to the registration process, all of which should be properly followed. This guarantees prompt acceptance and prevents you from missing out on solicitations due to mistakes or missing information in your SAM registration.
Around 20% of companies with SAM registrations have incorrect or partial information. Government agencies or prime contractors looking for services they provide won't be able to locate. This is why you need an expert to register for you.
Here are the information you need to prepare before you register with SAM:
- Business legal name (as registered with the state corporation commission)
- Business start date (company registration date)
- Business contact information (legal name, address, and phone number)
- IRS-issued Tax Identification Number (TIN) or Employee Identification Number (EIN)
- Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S Number
- North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Codes
- Product or Service (PSC) Codes
- Company bank account (account # and routing # for electronic funds transfer)
- Automated Clearing House (ACH) account (GSA SmartPay for credit cards)
- Small business certifications (as categorized by SBA)
Let us help you work with Uncle SAM.
It may seem overwhelming, and we know that the process can be time-consuming and confusing. Fortunately, we have a team of experts to assist you with the registration.
If you successfully register with SAM, every civilian and military federal agency out there will have access to your business, and they will be able to see what you have to offer. You don't have to go through the process by yourself. We can help you with this.
Contact us today and take your first step in becoming a federal contractor!