DATE: February 13, 2019

SUBJECT: System for Award Management Non-Federal Entity Registration Process Changes for Financial Assistance

TO: Procurement Directors (PDs)/Heads of Contracting Activities (HCAs)/Contracting Officers/Contract Specialist
FROM: Director, Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office of Policy, Office of Acquisition Management


This Policy Flash is to advise you of changes to Non-Federal Entity registration process changes for financial assistance in the System for Award Management (SAM).

On February 2, 2019, GSA implemented a new process in SAM that allows non-federal entity registrants to submit common federal government-wide Representations and Certifications for financial assistance. The procurement Representations and Certifications have not changed. Non-federal entities creating new SAM registrations and existing non-federal entities completing their annual SAM registration renewals will be required to review and certify their financial assistance Certifications and Representations before their registration can be activated. Registration in SAM is required prior to receipt of federal awards and must be updated annually by non-federal entities, therefore federal agencies will use the SAM registration information to verify non-federal entity compliance with application and award requirements.

To view instructions on how to submit Representations and Certifications in SAM, see the user guide here.

You also can read more on these changes by visiting the IAE space on Interact.

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