US Federal Contractor Registration Preparing to Help Vendors with SAM Migration Next Week

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Next week, US Federal Contractor Registration will begin assisting vendors with the migration from CCR and ORCA over to the new System for Award Management. The new streamlined procurement resource system is scheduled to be deployed on July 30, 2012 and will replace CCR registration and ORCA filing. Starting this date, vendors and other entities required to complete these registrations will need to establish a new SAM login and migrate their registrations over to the new system. US Federal Contractor Registration has been preparing for SAM implementation for months in order to help vendors make the transition smoothly. For more information about SAM migration, call the Contractor Helpline at (877) 252-2700 ext 1 or visit https://www.uscontractorregistration.com/.

US Federal Contractor Registration is preparing to assist vendors with the migration to the System for Award Management, due to deploy next week.

SAM, or the System for Award Management, will integrate the eight current federal procurement sytems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into a single new, streamlined system, according to the SAM website. The systems which will eventually be combined into SAM are:

  •     CCR
  •     FedReg
  •     ORCA
  •     EPLS
  •     CFDA
  •     eSRS
  •     FBO
  •     FPDS-NG
  •     FSRS
  •     PPIRS
  •     WDOL

The new SAM system offers many benefits to contractors. Rather than needing a separate login for every procurement system, vendors will soon be able to access everything with a single SAM login. Data will also only need to be entered once, reducing the risk of duplicated or conflicting information. Also, rather than needing to keep track of several different websites, vendors will soon be able to register, file reps and certs, and search for contracting opportunities all from a single location.

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.

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.

One of the biggest challenges facing vendors may be the authentication portion of 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.

“The migration to SAM should be rather simple if vendors take the time to prepare and work with a case manager to complete the transition,” advised James Logan, Small Business Acquisition Manager at GovKinex.

The General Services Administration has advised that 317 changes have been made to CCR alone, including 58 eliminations and 133 format changes. Additional changes have been made to ORCA and EPLS. US Federal Contractor Registration strongly urges contractors and grant recipients to work with a case manager to migrate their data from CCR and ORCA over to SAM. Case Managers are highly experienced with the registration requirements for federal contractors and grant recipients, will thoroughly review all the vendor’s information to prevent discrepancies or errors, and can quickly resolve any problems that do occur.

US Federal Contractor Registration is a third party registration firm with corporate offices in Orlando, FL 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. US Federal Contractor Registration's Orlando BBB rating is A- thanks to the quality of their service and responsiveness to customers. 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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