Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issued a final rule, without change from the previously proposed rule, updating instructions for registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) and clarifying the timing of registration in the SAM.  The proposed rule issued on May 20, 2016, proposed changes to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 4.11, “System for Award Management,” and related clauses; specifically-

·      FAR 4.1103, “Procedure”

·      FAR 4.1102, “Policy” ,

·      FAR 52.204.-7, “System for Award Management” ‘ and

·      FAR 52.212-1 (k)

In an effort to correct inconsistencies in current FAR language about when registration in SAM is required, the final rule makes the following information clear.

  • All offerors are required to register in SAM prior to submission of an offer, and
  • Contracting officers are required to use the name and physical address form the contractor’s SAM registration for the provided Data Universal Numbering System number (DUNS number).

The final rule became effective October 26, 2018

1.     FAR Case 2015-005 – Reference the following website:


November 2018 Contract Management Issue

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