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  • HHS disaster recovery arm seeks cloud hosting information December 3, 2020
    The disaster recovery arm of the Department of Health and Human Services is looking into cloud hosting options, according to a new request for information. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response wants information from vendors as it plans for potential procurement, migration and operationalization of leading commercial solutions. ASPR has yet to implement the […]
    Dave Nyczepir
  • For AI success, start small and iterate December 2, 2020
    Artificial intelligence projects are most successful if they start small with specific use cases and grow over time, according to federal IT experts. During a recent FedTalks panel on data, analytics and AI, experts from government and industry emphasized the importance of taking an iterative approach when developing AI applications. Vimesh Patel, chief technology adviser […]
    Julia Weaver
  • DOD’s Deasy continues to defend JEDI to skeptics December 2, 2020
    Department of Defense CIO Dana Deasy continues to defend the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, reassuring congressional leaders that even though the original proposal was written in 2018, its requirements are still sound. Deasy‘s comments came in a mid-November letter sent to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who had shown some skepticism of the cloud contract […]
    Jackson Barnett
  • Peter Ranks heading back to CIA after two years with DOD December 2, 2020
    Peter Ranks has stepped down as the Department of Defense’s deputy chief information officer for enterprise information after two years in the role. He is returning to the Central Intelligence Agency to support its Commercial Cloud Enterprise (C2E) program, according to sources within DOD. Ranks spent 20 years with the CIA, where he led the […]
    Sara Wilson
  • DHS and immigration authorities sued by ACLU over phone tracking December 2, 2020
    Three agencies are being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union over their secret purchase and use of phone location data to track people. The ACLU wants the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to provide any records about their access to a database from Venntel, as well as similar services from other companies. Democratic Senate aides […]
    Dave Nyczepir

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.

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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.

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