North Dakota Procurement Technical Assistance Center

A resource for assisting North Dakota businesses in obtaining federal, state, and local government contracts.

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Sept 2023 ‘SAM’ Power Tools

Categories: SAM.GOV

  SAM, the System for Award Management, is a powerful ally in the world of federal contracting. This legacy system houses source material to assist in federal contracting. It evolves based on user input and adds new features monthly. SAM  provides open opportunities, contract data, wage determination, federal hierarchy, entity information, entity reporting, and assistance […]

July 2023: Don’t Take the Bait: Beware of Misleading Marketing, Imposters, and Phishing

Categories: SAM.GOV

We are sharing an article written by the General Service Administration (GSA). Federal government agencies work to raise awareness about known online scams and fraudulent schemes that target government system users. From time to time, GSA and IAE share information about common fraud schemes that target vendors registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). […]

April 2023: Changes to SAM…Oh, Yeah!

Categories: SAM.GOV

Systems for Award Management (SAM) has been making changes to the entity validation process. These are good changes to keep your information protected. Below are changes related to entity validation and registration. Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) The familiar DUNS identifier was removed from federal contracting. It was replaced with the UEI, a 12-digit alpha-numeric identifier. […]

June 2022

Categories: SAM.GOV

ND PTAC is sharing information from GSA Interact regarding entity matching in On April 4, 2022, the federal government implemented a new process in to validate entities as a first step in requesting a Unique Entity ID and for completing a entity registration. This entity validation process includes checking that your entity […]