US Federal Contractor Registration Preparing to Help Contractors with SAM Migration Next Month

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US Federal Contractor Registration is preparing for the first phase of the upcoming migration to the System for Award Management, or SAM, coming in May 2012. Coming next month, all users of CCR and ORCA will need to establish a new SAM login and migrate their CCR and ORCA registration over to the new system. Later phases will migrate accounts on other federal procurement systems, such as FBO.gov. Those firms using CCR and/or ORCA for government contracting, grants, or other purposes should contact the Contractor Helpline now with any questions they may have about the upcoming migration toll-free at (877) 252-2700 ext 1 or visit https://www.uscontractorregistration.com/.

Next month the System for Award Management, or SAM, will begin being integrated in phases, combining eight current federal procurement systems as well as the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new, streamlined system, according to the SAM website. Phase one will affect users of CCR, FedReg, ORCA and EPLS. Later phases will integrate remaining systems, including FBO.gov.

US Federal Contractor Registration is preparing to assist vendors with the migration. “Any time a new system like this is introduced, no matter how simple it is, many contractors experience problems and need help getting set up,” commented Eric Knellinger, President of US Federal Contractor Registration. The third party registration firm will be helping contractors migrate their registration to SAM when the new system launches next month, May 2012.

US Federal Contractor Registration is the largest third party processor in the world, assisting vendors with CCR registration, ORCA filing preparation, government marketing, and online web brochures. More information about their services may be requested through the Contractor Helpline at (877) 252-2700 ext 1.

To qualify for government contracts, businesses must obtain a DUNS number and must complete CCR and ORCA registration. Successful contractors also develop aggressive government marketing plans which include the creation of a profile on government websites such as the SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search and automated bid notifications to their email.

Over $144 Billion in federal contracts have been awarded so far during Fiscal Year 2012 according to USASpending and there are currently over 29,000 opportunities listed on the Federal Business Opportunities website.

One of the biggest challenges facing vendors may be the authentication portion of SAM migration. Since CCR and ORCA registrations only need to be updated once per year, vendors may experience difficulty if they are not using the same email address they originally registered with and cannot remember their login details. “We deal with these types of issues every day. Contractors would be wise to check their login and password now rather than next month,” Mr. Knellinger advised.

While resetting a forgotten password can be as simple as answering a few security questions online, the worst case scenario involves sending a certified letter to the Federal Service Desk to request the password be reset – a process which can be very time consuming if overnight mail is not used.

Vendors can check if they’re ready for the SAM migration and get help with the process by contacting the Contractor Helpline at (877) 252-2700 ext 1. Placement Specialists are standing by to answer any questions businesses may have about the new system and how to prepare for it.

US Federal Contractor Registration is a third party registration firm that has helped thousands of businesses complete their CCR registration and bid on contracts. US Federal Contractor Registration pairs businesses with a dedicated case manager who helps them every step of the way from initial registration to bidding on contracts. To request a free evaluation and assessment by a Placement Specialist for your business, call the Contractor Helpline at (877) 252-2700 ext 1 or visit our website at https://www.uscontractorregistration.com/.

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