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  • Forever GI Bill implementation failed because no one was in charge, says IG March 22, 2019
    The Department of Veterans Affairs’ implementation of the Forever GI Bill failed because the project lacked a clear leader, the agency’s inspector general has concluded. The IG published a report this week, in response to requests from Congress, that examines the “impediments” the VA faced in implementing two sections of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational […]
    Tajha Chappellet-Lanier
  • DHS preps launch of Cyber Talent Management System March 22, 2019
    The Department of Homeland Security requested $11.4 million in fiscal 2020 to fund the launch of a personnel system for hiring cybersecurity talent. First detailed in the administration’s reorganization plan last summer, the Cyber Talent Management System is described as an “agile and innovative personnel system” that better equips DHS to “compete for cyber talent with […]
    Billy Mitchell
  • Trump to nominate Michael Kratsios to U.S. CTO role March 21, 2019
    President Trump announced Thursday that he intends to nominate Michael Kratsios to serve as U.S. chief technology officer. Kratsios joined the White House two years ago in March 2017 and has served as the deputy U.S. CTO at the Office of Science and Technology Policy ever since. For much of those two years, however, he’s been […]
    Tajha Chappellet-Lanier
  • Gen. Dunford to meet with Google on its AI work that ‘indirectly benefits’ China March 21, 2019
    The nation’s top uniformed officer fears that Google and other companies that work with China put the U.S.’s competitive advantage at risk. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday during an interview hosted by the Atlantic Council that he has a meeting scheduled with Google to discuss the company’s involvement with […]
    Billy Mitchell
  • What’s next for the IT-heavy President’s Management Agenda? March 21, 2019
    The Trump administration’s President’s Management Agenda turned a year old Wednesday. While federal officials in charge of the plan spent the day championing its early successes, particularly those tied to IT modernization, they also emphasized how important the next few years are to sustaining longer-term transformation — that any achievements in this first year won’t […]
    Billy Mitchell

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.