You must complete your System for Award Management (SAM) Registration in order to work as a federal contractor. Once completed (and only if completed correctly and without errors), your SAM Registration will be valid for one year from the date the registration is complete. You must renew your Registration each year. We recommend renewing early to prevent issues with contract awards or payments.
Learn more about this form.
Complete the Registration Form if:
You are filing a new SAM registration (formerly CCR and/or ORCA).
You are renewing an existing SAM registration.
You are a vendor in the private sector wanting to do business with the federal government.
You need an active SAM (CCR) Registration for grant applications at Grants.gov.
You need DUNS number, CAGE code, and/or MPIN for SAM Registration.
You are a local or state government entity/agency or school/university and receive federal assistance.
You want to become registered and certified and eligible for FEMA contracts.
You are a sub-contractor under a prime contractor and are mandated to be registered and certified by your Authorized Contracting Officer (ACO).