DATE: July 07, 2022

SUBJECT: Verification and Validation Delays prior to SAM registration

TO: HCAs/Procurement Directors/Contracting Officers
FROM: Director, Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office of Policy, Office of Acquisition Management

SUMMARY: Attached is information from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy on verification and validation delays prior to SAM registration. Contracting/Grants Officers should consider all known information, or lack thereof, before proceeding with any payment or award decisions. Please consult with the Payment Services Team ( for questions on payments made for SAM exceptions.

For DOE questions concerning this policy flash, please email:

For NNSA questions concerning this policy flash, please contact NNSA at (505) 845-4337.