At the end of fiscal year 2016, more than 1.7 million businesses had completed a SAM Registration, but less than 500,000 actually were eligible to receive a government contract. Why? Because the other 1.2 million or so did not complete their SAM Registration correctly, which meant they did not qualify for a government contract. Also, they face potential penalties of between $10,000 and $100,000 for not having a valid SAM Registration while still pursuing government contracts.
The federal government makes registering in the SAM free. That’s right. You can complete a SAM Registration for free – but there’s a catch. The federal government WILL NOT help you complete the Registration and it will not tell you if you completed your Registration incorrectly. Working with US Federal Contractor Registration – the world’s largest third-party government registration firm – gives you 100 percent certainty that your SAM Registration will be accurate, current, valid, and that you are eligible to receive government contracts.
As you likely hire an accountant to complete your tax return, US Federal Contractor Registration makes available to our clients a team of highly-trained case managers to complete your government registration. US Federal Contractor Registration has registered more than 60,000 businesses – and several federal agencies (including the USDA, VA, and DoD) – in SAM. We also help our clients market their businesses to prospective government buyers and procurement officers.
We connect small business owners with agency officials that will recommend your services now and in the future, and we not only make these connections for your business, but also provide personal guidance when contracting opportunities arise.
The federal government doesn’t do any of this.
With USFCR, you get an experienced team working in concert to complete, maintain, update, and correct (when necessary) your SAM Registration. We also support and guide your marketing and promotion efforts, help you get notified when procurement officers post contracts for which you may qualify, and give you the tools you need to succeed as a government contractor.
Read more from USFCR Acquisition Specialist Marianne Swager here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sam-registration-should-you-do-your-own-marianne-swager?published=t.