System for Award Management Reps & Certs Violation Penalty

government contracting tipsCan a business really be charged by the federal government if they fill out the Reps & Certs section of their System for Award Management (SAM) registration incorrectly?  The answer is unfortunately yes. According to the FAR Manuel and Cornell Law School any person who fails to file or amend a declaration required to be filed or amended under subsection (b) of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure as stated in FAR 31 U.S.C. 1352-(C) (2) (A.  The failure will not go  unnoticed and will result in the penalty as stated.

 

That is why it is extremely important that businesses become probably registered in System for Award Management (SAM) to avoid this penalty.

Georgia Tech PTAC office “estimates that a high percentage of the 600,000 firms presently registered in SAM.gov have errors in their records. The mistakes range from misspelled words to empty data fields, to incomplete entries, to selection of incorrect procurement codes, and other flaws. As a result, these vendors miss-out on government contract opportunities either because they are screened out for not exhibiting attention to detail or because of incomplete information they cannot be identified by government buyers.” This shows that there is a real need for US Federal Contractor Registration’s services.

 

In an effort to help businesses become registered and help the small business initiative US Federal Contractor Registration is encouraging businesses to use other their full service or their self-service options. Investing in US Federal Contractor Registration’s full service plan prepares a contractor for all that is ahead. The full service includes yearlong technical support, annual SAM migration updates, added to the USFCR federal buyer newsletter, creation of a FEMA Vendor profile, grant assistance if needed, NAICS code research and the highly-recognized Verified Vendor Seal of Approval. US Federal Contractor Registration complaints are handled very seriously due to the gravity and importance of federal paperwork compliance.

 

US Federal Contractor Registration has registered over 60,000 private sector businesses in the SAM registration some of which include McGraw Hill, HP, Wells Fargo, Xerox, GoodWill, Dixie, UPS, Heinz, Sheraton Hotels, Marriott, Westin, Interstate Oil, CITI, and Coldwell Banker. As well as academic institutions and colleges like NYC, Northwestern, Oxford, Southwestern, and Mercer. Numerous federal agencies like US Army, US Navy, Veteran Affairs and United States Department of Agriculture have also had their government paperwork facilitated by US Federal Contractor Registration Case Managers.

 

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