A message from GSA IAE:
If you are attempting to register for the first time in SAM.gov, renewing your SAM.gov registration, or trying to only get a Unique Entity ID (the identifier that replaced the DUNS number in April 2022), you need to validate your entity. GSA will host a series of events to share information about how the entity validation process has changed and the improvements we’re making to the current experience.
You can register here for the first session that will happen on August 3, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT that will cover the various steps of the entity validation process, review requirements for documentation, and address the most common user questions. This session is focused on assisting entities that have begun the registration process or are currently renewing their registration.
The August 3 session will cover topics such as:
- What is entity validation?
- How does entity validation work in SAM.gov?
- What documentation is required and accepted, and what isn’t?
- What do I do next after my entity is validated?
- Where do I get help?
We will be holding additional sessions in the near future specifically for entities that are planning to update their SAM.gov registration or submit a new registration in the coming weeks or months. These training sessions will cover the entity validation process phase of SAM.gov registration. If you want to learn more before you begin, the next session later in August will be the session for you.
Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) reviewed the list of certified and pending Small, Women, and/or Minority (SWAM) companies. They issued a letter to businesses who had an invalid NIGP code (one ending with 000) – the number ending in ‘triple zero’ is a category and not an actual code. Any invalid code(s)/description(s) will be deleted from your profile by February 23rd.
To locate proper NIGP Codes for your company, click here.
EXISTING SWAM Certified Companies: The letter includes instructions on updating your NIGP Codes.
APPLICATIONS PENDING Companies: Do NOT to change the NIGP codes in the electronic application at this point. Doing so will reset the submitted date of their application and result in the 60-business-day waiting period to be reset. To correct the codes, fill out the SWAM notice of change form and send to SBSD, and the agency will update the codes.
Thank you for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding your interest in doing business with FEMA. If you are contacting FEMA seeking to do business in support of a disaster recovery effort, please be aware that in accordance with the Robert T. Stafford Act, FEMA’s goal is to seek local companies within the disaster area for services related to a specific disaster when practical and feasible. The ILP establishes strategic relationships with suppliers and stakeholders; serves as an information provider for suppliers seeking to do business with FEMA; and connects suppliers with program offices in support of FEMA’s mission. The ILP encourages your business to review the information referenced below.
Register with the System for Award Management (SAM)
Official Federal Government registration is processed within SAM www.sam.gov . Direct all questions regarding the SAM registration process to the Federal Service Desk at1-866-606-8220.
To get started with your SAM registration, you must have the following:
Voluntary submission of the Vendor Profile Form
The Vendor Profile Form can serve as supplemental market research for the agency. Information supplied should not be proprietary or sensitive in nature. Please be specific about how your products and/or services can support FEMA’s mission. Submission of the Vendor Profile Form does not imply a guaranteed meeting or contract award.
*Please click on the following link to access the vendor profile form:Indusry Liaison Program Vendor Profile Form < Caution-https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/29748 > and submit the form toFEMA-Industry@fema.dhs.gov < Caution-mailto:FEMA-Industry@fema.dhs.gov >
*NOTE: FEMA does not charge any company a basic registration fee. There are companies that replicate services of Federal Government entities and there are typically fees associated with their services. Most Federal Government services, if not all, are free of charge. Always make it a practice to reach out to the appropriate Federal agency first to inquire about the validity of the service, specifically if a fee is associated with it.
All meeting requests are at the discretion and availability of the FEMA Contracting Officer, Program Office, and FEMA representatives. If the agency identifies the need to meet to further discuss your company and its capabilities you will be contacted.
Types of Meetings Currently Offered:
- Face-to-Face Meetings
- Conference Calls
- Topical Educational Sessions (TES) – These sessions will be periodically offered virtually to provide mission specific information relative to various FEMA programs
- Industry Days – Will be posted onFBO.gov < Caution-http://FBO.gov > as applicable to program requirements
Learn More About:
- Donation and Volunteering – Please visit FEMA’s Volunteer & Donate Responsibly page https://www.fema.gov/volunteer-donate-responsibly .
- Debris Removal – Become a member of the Corps of Engineers Contractor Registry if you are interested in performing disaster response and recovery work; e.g. debris removal. Follow this link to access their website// www.usace.army.mil/Missions.aspx
- FEMA Industry Liaison Program –http://www.fema.gov/about-industry-liaison-program
- FEMA – https://fema.gov
- FEMA Small Business Program –All Small Business inquiries should be directed to FEMA-SB@fema.dhs.gov
- Department of Homeland Security Vendor Outreach Session – www.dhsvoms.moriassociates.com
- Contracting Opportunities –You are encouraged to visit the following websites to identify such opportunities:
- Federal Business Opportunities –Free web-based portal which allows vendors to review Federal Procurement Opportunities www.fbo.gov
- DHS Advance Acquisition Planning System: Monitor the forecast of DHS contract opportunities at DHS Advance Acquisition Planning System http://www.dhs.gov/xopnbiz/opportunities/gc_1300288340710.shtm .
We trust that this information will prove helpful. If we may be of further assistance, please contact us at the email address or phone number listed below.
Industry Liaison Program
Business Relations Branch
Acquisition Program and Policy Division
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Email: FEMA-Industry@fema.dhs.gov < Caution-mailto:FEMA-Industry@fema.dhs.gov >
Phone: (202) 646-1895