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System for Award Management (SAM)

  • System for Award Management (SAM) is the official, free online registrant database for the U.S. federal government. SAM collects, validates, stores, and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition and award missions.

    To be eligible to register in SAM, you must have a Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S®) number. The D-U-N-S number is assigned by Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to identify unique business entities.

    If your business doesn't already have one, obtain a D&B D-U-N-S number online or by calling 1-866-705-5711. Please note: You must wait 24 to 48 hours after obtaining your D&B D-U-N-S number before starting to register in SAM.

    Useful Links

    For SAM Customer Service, contact:

    The Federal Service Desk (FSD) provides help to the visitors of the systems (websites) that FSD supports (including the Legacy CCR) so that they can get the information and assistance they need.

    Federal Service Desk
    U.S. (toll free): 1-866-606-8220
    International: 1-334-206-7828
    8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Eastern Time