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Register to do business with the Federal Government

If you are interested in selling your products or services to the Federal Government you must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM).

 

What is SAM?

 

The System for Award Management (SAM) is a Federal Government owned and operated free web site that consolidates the capabilities in Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Online Representations and Certifications Applications (ORCA) and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS). 

Current and potential government vendors are required to register in SAM in order to be awarded contracts by the Government. Vendors are required to complete a one-time registration to provide basic information relevant to procurement and financial transactions. Vendors must update or renew their registration annually to maintain an active status. 

 

Who must register in SAM (System for Award Management)?

 

  1. If you’re a business interested in selling to the Federal Government, getting your SAM Registration is mandatory. A SAM registration, is the first step to doing business with the largest single consumer in the world. 
  2. If you are an organization interested in receiving federal grants, incentives or federal assistance.

 

All federal agencies use the SAM database to identify businesses registered to do business with the Federal Government. SAM is also a marketing tool for businesses. SAM allows Government agencies and contractors to search for your company based on your ability, size, location, experience, ownership, and more. SAM allows users to search for firms certified by the SBA under the 8(a) Development, Hubzone, Women and Veteran owned programs.

 

How much does the SAM registration costs?

 

SAM is completely FREE. You do not have to pay anything for the registration. For small business looking to sell to the Federal Government, FeCC will provide the required guidance and assistant to complete the SAM registration. 

If you are an organizations interested in grants, incentives and other federal assistance, there are trained personnel in the “Juntas de InscripciĆ³n Permanente” (JIP) available to help free of charge. Click here for their contact information. INCLUDE LINK

  

What do you need before starting the SAM registration?

 

  1. A Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun and Bradstreet. The service is free and usually takes two to four days to receive it. Click here to request the DUNS number. INCLUDE LINK
  2. Your business or agency’s taxpayer identification number (TIN), or your SSN if you are a sole proprietor when you register.
  3. Companies interested in selling to the government will need to identify their appropriate applicable NAICS and Product / Service codes for your business. Click here to identify the NAICS and Product/Service Codes. INCLUDE LINK
  4. Your business or organization bank’s routing and account number
  5. Your business or organization start date (M/D/Y)
  6. The average number of employees and revenues of the last three years 

 

Go to this links for additional information

 

  1. Quick Start Guide for Contract Registration
  2. Guide on what you must know to register your entity for grants and federal assistance
  3. Guide to the Representations and Certifications questionnaire

 

Request an appointment Today!

 

Having an established business, email capability, and interest in the federal market are the only criteria for participating in the program.

 

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The Puerto Rico Federal Contracting Center (FeCC), a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

           

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The Puerto Rico Federal Contracting Center (FeCC), a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the FeCC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DoD or DLA.

Contact Info

Federal Contracting Center

Fomento Building - Office 107

355 F.D. Roosevelt Ave. Hato Rey, PR 00918

787-758-4747 Ext. 3181

fecc@pridco.pr.gov