SAM Registration

In 2012, CCR and ORCA were moved over to SAM. Have you created your individual account and merged with your migrated registration?

SAM (System for Award Management) Implementation

The NEW System for Award Management (SAM) will incorporate eight current federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into a sole new, efficient system.  This consolidation is being done in phases. The first phase of SAM that is currently enabled includes the following systems:

  • (CCR) Central Contractor Registration
  • (ORCA) Online Representations and Certifications Application
  • (FEDREG) Federal Agency Registration
  • (ELPS) Excluded Parties List System

SAM will provide all users one login and access to all the capabilities previously found in the above-mentioned systems.  It will also consolidate data from these systems into a single database, eliminating redundancies while sharing the data across the award lifecycle.

What does this mean to federal contractors, their representatives and those wanting to do business on the federal level?

Information that was previously publicly available that has been moved to SAM will remain publicly available in SAM without having to login or register for a SAM account. However, contractors that need to register to do business with the government look for opportunities or report subcontract information will need to establish a SAM account. Once created, they will have the ability to migrate roles from their previous system accounts into your new SAM account.