PLEASE NOTE: The EPLS system will be retired on November 21, 2012. All exclusions capabilities will be found exclusively in SAM (www.sam.gov) beginning November 22, 2012. Please see these Helpful Hints for more information.
The System for Award Management (SAM) is online. SAM replaces CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. If you have been using those systems, you should now go to www.sam.gov to find your information. Training tools are available on the SAM website to help you get familiar with SAM. Start by going to www.sam.gov, and then click on the SAM HELP tab. Under User Help you will find the full User Guide as well as Quick Start Guides and Helpful Hints that will help you create an account, migrate your roles, perform updates, and search for the information you need. You can also view those guides here on Acquisition.gov.
PLEASE NOTE: SAM is completely free of charge for both registrants and users.
If you had an active record in CCR, you have an active record in SAM. Unless a change in your business circumstances requires a change in order for you to be paid or to receive an award, you should not have to update your record until October 15 or later. SAM will send notifications to the registered user via email 60, 30, and 15 days prior to expiration of the record. You can search for registered entities by going to www.sam.gov and typing the DUNS number or business name into the search box.
- Government Users
Quick Start Guides
Registering for Contracts - What you need to do to become eligible for government contracts
Registering for Grants and Federal Assistance - What you need to do to become eligible for grants and federal assistance
Exclusions - Changes from EPLS to SAM
Federal Administrators - Managing your users in SAM
Migrating Roles - Moving your role(s) from EPLS and CCR to SAM
Non-Federal Administrators - Managing user access to your entity record
Federal Employees - Navigating thru SAM as a government user
- Using the search functionality in SAM