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CCR Moving to SAM

The Central Contractor Registration (CCR) transitioned to the System for Award Management (SAM) on July 30, 2012.          

For any registrations in process during the transition period, the data that has been submitted to CCR will be migrated to SAM.

If a record was scheduled to expire between July 16, 2012 and October 15, 2012, CCR is extending the expiration date by 90 days.  The registrant received an e-mail notification from CCR when the expiration date was extended.  The registrant then will receive standard e-mail reminders to update their record based on the new expiration date.  Those future e-mail notifications will come from SAM.

SAM will reduce the burden on those seeking to do business with the government.  Vendors will be able to log into one system to manage their entity information in one record, with one expiration date, through one streamlined business process.  Federal agencies will be able to look in one place for entity pre-award information.  Everyone will have fewer passwords to remember and see the benefits of data reuse as information is entered into SAM once and reused throughout the system.

Active SAM registration is a pre-requisite to the successful submission of grant applications!

Items to consider are:

  • When does the account expire?
  • Does the organization need to complete the annual renewal of registration?
  • Who is the eBiz POC?  Is this person still with the organization?
  • Does anything need to be updated?

To learn more about SAM, please visit

Note:  SAM information must be updated at least every 12 months to remain active (for both grantees and sub-recipients). will reject submissions from applicants with expired registrations.   Do not wait until the last minute to register in SAM.  According to the SAM Quick Guide for Grantees (, an entity’s registration will become active after 3-5 days.  Therefore, check for active registration well before the application deadline.