ALERT - June 11, 2018: Entities registering in SAM must submit a notarized letter appointing their authorized Entity Administrator. Read our updated FAQs to learn more about changes to the notarized letter review process and other system improvements.

ALERT - There may be a delay in data updates between the Small Business Administration (SBA) and SAM. If you notice any issues with your entity's SBA status or trouble on the SBA Supplemental page, please contact the Federal Service Desk.

The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to use SAM. You can use this site for FREE to:

  • Register to do business with the U.S. government
  • Update or renew your entity registration
  • Check status of an entity registration
  • Search for entity registration and exclusion records

Getting Started

Create A User Account

Start by creating a SAM user account.

Register Entity

After creating your SAM user account, log in to register
to do business with the U.S. government.

Search Records

Do a public search for existing entity registration
records or exclusion records.


Federal users can log in to see additional information.

This is a U.S. General Services Administration Federal Government computer system that is "FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY." This system is subject to monitoring. Individuals found performing unauthorized activities are subject to disciplinary action including criminal prosecution.