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Important Information for Vendors and Contractors – Vendors Registrations
April 4, 2016

The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Government’s system for government-wide acquisitions and award support systems.

The SAM is used by anyone interested in the business of the Federal Government, including:

  • Entities (contractors, federal assistance recipients, and other potential award recipients) who need to register to do business with the government, look for opportunities or assistance programs, or report subcontract information;
  • Government contracting and grants officials responsible for activities with contracts, grants, past performance reporting and suspension and debarment activities;
    Public users searching for government business information.

Who should register?

SAM registration is recommended for all contractors interested in doing business with the U.S. Government.  For foreign vendors, registration is  REQUIRED for any entity wishing to participate in tendering exercises for contract awards estimated at $25,000 and above.

There is no charge to register and the application can be requested online from the SAM official website www.sam.gov.

Registration Assistance and Support: 

  • Quick Start Guide (PDF 214 KB) for New Foreign Registrations is available here (English and French versions (in process)
  • A Step-by-Step Guide How to enter a new foreign registration in SAM is available here (click on link)

User guide and webinars are also available under the Help Tab on the SAM online registration page.

If you require additional help in completing the registration requirements, please  contact the U.S. Mission at Genevaprocurement@state.gov or call Carla Menting  at 022 749 4655.

We thank you for your interest in the U.S. Mission procurement activities.

The Procurement & Contracting Office