Government Resources

What Is the GSA?

The GSA (General Services Administration) is an independent U.S. government agency whose purpose is to help manage and support all its federal agencies. It oversees the supply of services and products for U.S. government offices, as well as buildings, office space and transportation for federal employees.

The GSA administers more than $66 billion in procurement costs to help run the government every year. It is also responsible in the management of about $500 billion in U.S. federal property, including over 9,600 owned and leased buildings, and a motor pool in excess of 200,000 vehicles. GSA assists in providing the wherewithal for the smooth operation of the U.S. Government, as well as helping keep the homeland safe by providing tools, equipment, and non-tactical vehicles to the U.S. military, and providing state and local governments with law enforcement equipment, firefighting and rescue equipment, and disaster recovery products and services.

What Is SAM?

SAM is the federal government’s primary source for identifying potential vendors. Every federal agency, both civilian and military, utilizes the SAM database. Many federal contract officers initially determine whether a contract should be set-aside exclusively for 8(a), HUBZone, woman-owned, or service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses based on firms identifying themselves with these designations in SAM.

Prime contractors also use SAM to identify potential subcontractors and suppliers, with emphasis on the various small business socio-economic categories like those just mentioned.  Even state and local governments sometimes consult the federal database to find potential vendors who are interested in the broader governmental marketplace. In addition, all businesses, non-profits, and units of state and local government must be registered in SAM in order to receive federal payments and disbursements against contracts and grants.

The Potential Pitfalls of Self-Registration

According to the Georgia Tech Procurement Technical Assistance Center a high percentage of all companies registered in SAM have errors in their records, including incomplete entries, spelling errors, blank data fields, and wrong procurement codes.

Any company that registers with SAM and submits incomplete or incorrect information will not be contacted by the federal government for contract work. Additionally, any company that submits faulty information or omits information will not be notified of these errors.

Any firm that has previously registered with SAM and has never been awarded any jobs, would be well advised to seek professional guidance in reviewing and updating their registration as soon as possible

Why Use a Professional Service for Your SAM (System for Award Management Registration)

A professional registration company provides dedicated and trained advisors to complete a vendor’s government registration, connect vendors with procurement officers, and email vendors with bid notifications.

SAM Registration Profiles should include:

  • System for Award Management (SAM) Registration
  • DSBS
  • Capabilities Statement
  • SAM Migration Annual Updates
  • Year-Long Technical Support with Dedicated Representatives
  • FAR Updates
  • Basic Changes to Registration (NAICS codes, Contact Information, Contracts Awarded, etc.)
  • Government Buyer Submission
  • FEMA Vendor Profile Creation
  • Verification of DUN & BRADSTREET Number (required)
  • Researching the proper NAICS codes

IMPORTANT NOTE: Self-service SAM registration is free, but the government will not notify you of any incorrect or incomplete information, they will simply bypass your registration when seeking vendors.


Important Websites

Why Use GP&M

GP&M is one of the largest third party Federal Vendor registration firms in the world. We also offer various other registration services that include GSA/VA, SBA Certifications, Set-aside Designations, International CAGE Code Numbers (NCAGE), and WAWF Registration and Invoicing (Wide-Area Work Flow).

GP&M is a highly reputable and trusted Federal Vendor registration company, and is the only 3rd party registration firm that is fully Licensed, Bonded, and Insured. The fees charged by GP&M are for specific services provided and not for the forms which are provided free of charge by the Government for self-registration.

Call GP&M at 844-863-5166 and let us properly prepare and submit your registration and DSBS filing.

What our happy customers say

  • “I want to pass on a special thank you to Dana Sanders and Nicole Ryan for their commitment and dedication to their clients and the process associated with getting a company registered with SAM and CAGE.  They went above and beyond to help us work through getting our registration accurate and active.  They also had to work on several special issues related to our DUNS account which made it extremely difficult.  They were always professional and kind.  I always looked forward to speaking with them on the phone.  Thank you again”

    Allyson Roberts
    Chief Financial Officer
  • “I am writing to advise you of the great work that Dana does. 3D Systems is a complex multinational company with a few different government tentacles. Dana has been a great advocate in helping to streamline and update our SAM accounts, while doing so with the most awesome customer service.

    She has helped fix many of our issues, and has always communicated quickly with me in advising that things are updated. I truly value the fact that I have Dana on my side, and knowing that I can reach out to her at any time with questions (which are always answered!).”

    John Wise
    Senior Treasury Analyst
  • “I want to express my appreciation to Jay and whoever he worked with this morning to get our registration active. Thank you very much.

    Have a great day,”

    Chris Woodruff
    Business Development Director
  • “Dana & Careigh – I can’t begin to express my appreciation for all the work and help and hours you spent on straightening out my SAM registration.  I am over the moon happy!!!  As you know, I am very busy and have limited spare time to work on any other than my regular work.  So trying to straighten out the error on the SAM registration, by myself, would have been impossible.

    The two of you have been beyond helpful and pleasant to deal with, when I have been at my wits end.  If there was an award for going over and beyond helping someone you two deserve it!!!

    Again, thanks so much..it really takes a big stress off my plate.  You guys are the best!”

    Bobbi Bigelow
    Multicorp
  • “After l completed my SAM registration my company was seeking to expand with government contracts. Once I finish my registration, I was introduced to Tara O’neill who works for GP&M. They have since helped me in achieving my goals with government contracts. I thank them so much; they really work hard for their clients.”

    James Bobo
    Service Solutions Backflow
  • “Dear Dana and Nicole, many thanks to you both for helping us get re-registered. I really appreciate the work you have done on this!”

    Dr. MaryAnne Aitken
    Director | Research Office| La Trobe University
  • “I just wanted to let you know that Dana Sanders is ‘One Outstanding Employee!!!’ Dana went above and beyond to help our College, working with D&B and our Cage Code validation. Again, we owe a lot to Ms. Sanders and really do appreciate all the hard work she put forth…”

    Ryan T Garrison
    Vice President for Finance and Administration, McDowell Technical Community College, NC
  • “Dear GP&M, you are nothing if not persistent. Thank you very much for your interest in my SAM registration status. I send my thanks. I decided to work with GP&M because you thought that a person-to-person call to Mexico may work where other communication attempts had proven unworkable. So, let us get on to business!”

    Mónica Herzig
    Purchaser
  • “Hello Alan, it was very nice talking to you and I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with the information I needed. Thanks again and hope you have a wonderful day.”

    Yolanda Baumgartner
    DOE/NNSA Contractor Support - Office of Aquisition Management.
  • “I wanted to thank you for assisting us with our SAMs & Dunns update. You were very professional and knowledgeable. Obviously this is something we never have time to do and it is very helpful to have someone like your company that knows exactly what we need and can provide us with the information to get everything correct. You were very pleasant and notified us of all the information that needed to be corrected in a timely manner. We look forward to continue renewing our information with you in the future.”

    Mitchell Norris
    Chesapeake Healthcare Planning, Columbia, MD
  • “I’m very pleased with Kathy from GP&M for all they have done and helped me with. I look forward to doing more business. Thanks.”

    Pete Buchanan
  • “Hi GPM, your registration team is very professional, well informed, and were extremely helpful in guiding me through the SAM process and an absolute pleasure to work with! BTW: As I was writing you, I received an email informing me that the registration process has been completed.”

     

    Doug Finley
    North American Product Manager, Westech Industrial Ltd.


Content Copyright 2016. "GP&M" Government Procurement & Marketing, Inc. All rights reserved. GP&M is not a government agency.The fees charged by GP&M are for specific services provided and not for the forms which are provided for free by the Government for self registration.GP&M is one of the largest third party Federal SAM registration firms in the world. We also offer various other registration services that include international CAGE Code Numbers (NCAGE), and WAWF Registration and Invoicing (Wide-Area Work Flow). GP&M has become one of the most trusted SAM Registration companies in the industry.
GP&M is the only 3rd party registration firm that is fully Licensed, Bonded, and Insured.