System for Award Management (SAM)

The System for Award Management (SAM) was originally known as the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and it’s purpose was to act as the primary supplier database for the Federal Government. The CCR, now the System for Award Management (SAM), validated and stored such data and spread it to various government acquisition agencies. The primary reason for establishing the CCR was to create an electronic registration process as the single point of contact for vendors who wished to do business with the Department of Defense. Additionally policies were added, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which required all federal contractors register within the CCR prior to being awarded any contract or purchase agreement. When CCR was transitioned into SAM, this consolidated eight separate websites and databases that aided in the management of Federal procurement from beginning to end. Essentially SAM not only provides a help desk for issues within its databases, but it was designed to reduce the burden on those seeking to do business with the government. After completing the registration process, Steel City NDT LLC is ready to and has satisfied various government contracts.