Login.gov is a shared federal service that allows for users (both federal and private) to maintain fewer passwords and learn fewer interfaces. It requires two-factor authentication as well as strong passwords that meet new NIST requirements. Learn how to use login.gov and access the beta.sam.gov and other important websites for federal contracting:
Federal agencies, in an effort lead by the General Services Administration, are combining over 10 disparate databases of procurement, past performance, and vendor information into a cohesive portal with one interface, a single sign-on, better security, and enhanced search functionality. Details on the plan and integration can be found here:
You can register for SAM, the System for Acquisition Management here. SAM is the centralized process of registration for vendors that want to do business with the federal government. It is also the primary repository of the federal government for all of your company’s required representations and certifications
In the future, multiple federal sites are being merged into one, you can use and view the site as it exists currently at beta.sam.gov and the site will eventually replace sam.gov when the transition is complete.
Apply to obtain a DUNS number here – http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform
Keep up to date on the pending transition to Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) from the DUNS number: gsa.gov/entityid