SAM I AM….
What is SAM? The System for Award Management (SAM) is combining eight federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system. When will SAM launch? SAM is being deployed in phases, beginning with the “Entity Management” capability and the Exclusions portion of the “Performance Information” capability. Currently, this first phase is scheduled to be available in the first half of 2012.
On May 29, 2012, the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system is going away. CCR, along with Federal Agency Registration (FedReg), the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS), will be migrated into the new System for Award Management, or SAM. For those of you familiar with this effort, you know it will reduce the number of passwords you need to remember, reduce the number of systems you need to enter and interact with, and reduce data redundancy by sharing the data across the award lifecycle. What does the transition to SAM mean for you?
• What is the timeline for the CCR transition to SAM?
We have planned the transition for the Memorial Day weekend to have the least impact on you. That said, there will be an impact. CCR will shut down in order to successfully migrate the data into SAM. CCR’s last business day is Wednesday, May 23, 2012. It will no longer accept new registrations or updates to current registrations after that time. The CCR Search capability will remain active through the transition to allow you to search for an entity’s current registration status. SAM will go live on Tuesday morning, May 29, 2012.
• When will CCR stop accepting new registrations or updates to current registrations?
CCR will stop accepting data at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. No new registrations can be submitted after that time. No updates to existing registrations can be submitted after that time. Any registrations in process will be on hold until SAM goes live the morning of May 29, 2012. Plan ahead now.