How is the notarized letter review process changing on June 29, 2018?
- Effective June 29, 2018, all non-Federal entities who create or update their registration in SAM.gov will no longer need to have an approved Entity Administrator notarized letter on file before their registration is activated.
- Hint: This applies to you if your SAM.gov Purpose of Registration is either Federal Assistance or All Awards. Check SAM.gov to find your Purpose of Registration.
- All non-Federal entities still must mail the original, signed copy of the notarized letter to the Federal Service Desk. Failure to do so within 30 days of activation may result in the registration no longer being active.
NEW LOGIN PROCESS FOR SAM.GOV COMING JUNE 29, 2018!
What is the new login process for SAM.gov?
- Effective June 29, 2018, when you go to SAM.gov and log in, you will be asked to create a Login.gov user account. Your current SAM.gov username and password will no longer work.
What is the most important thing I need to do before June 29th?
- Make sure you know the email address associated with your current SAM.gov user account.
Why do I need my current SAM.gov user account email address?
- Using the same email address allows SAM.gov to automatically migrate your roles. If a different email address is provided, your roles will need to be reassigned. This could cause delays updating your existing registrations.
How do I find the email address for my SAM.gov user account?
- If you don’t know which email is associated with your SAM.gov user account, take action now. Go to www.SAM.gov → My SAM → My Account Settings → Edit User Information. As of June 29, 2018, your current username and password won’t work, so take steps now to confirm your email!
What do I need to create my Login.gov user account?
- You will need to:
- know the email address associated with your SAM.gov username and password
- have access to that email to receive a confirmation email from Login.gov, and
- have a working phone (cell phone or landline) to receive a security code from Login.gov.
Why is SAM.gov making these user account changes on June 29, 2018?
- To further increase security and deter fraud, SAM.gov is partnering with Login.gov to implement multi-factor authentication for registered SAM.gov users.
Will this change impact public users who do not log in to SAM.gov?
- No. There is no change for users who search and view public data on SAM.gov without logging in to the system.
Will I be able to get help for this new login process?
- Yes. SAM will post additional instructions, the Federal Service Desk will be available to support, and you can go to Login.gov to learn more about creating an account.
- OR CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PTAC PROGRAM FOR FREE ASSISTANCE IN THIS PROCESS. TO FIND YOUR PTAC GO TO:
GSA's System for Award Management (SAM) continues to support an active investigation by the GSA Office of Inspector General (OIG) into alleged, third-party fraudulent activity in SAM. Only a limited number of entities registered in SAM were suspected of being impacted by this alleged fraudulent activity. In March 2018, GSA took steps to address this issue and notified affected entities. GSA continues to work with the OIG and law enforcement agencies to take additional action,