Notice from the Federal Service Desk (

“ will be unavailable on Friday, May 16, 2014 while we perform some critical maintenance work. We expect to bring the system back on-line over the weekend.”

SAM is a Federal Government owned and operated FREE web site that consolidates the capabilities of previous federal procurement systems. Companies who want to do business with the Federal Government are required to be registered in SAM.

Watch out for impostor sites that are more than happy to take your money and company info! Impostor websites  can look exactly like official government websites! Check the URLs. Official government websites will end in .GOV,  never .COM!