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Effective June 29th, GSA will roll out two changes to the SAM.GOV registration process which should help improve long wait time for registration.

Changes to Notarized Letter Process

Entities who create or update their registration in SAM.GOV will no longer be required to have a notarized letter on file prior to registration activation. The notarized letter can be mailed within 30 days of activation. The template for the notarized letter can be found at the Federal Service DeskUsers who login into will be asked to create a account. Your SAM.GOV login and password will no longer work after June 29th 2018. The new login process will increase security and provide a multi-factor authentication process for users.  You will need the following information to create a account:

  • The email address associated with your SAM.GOV username and password
  • Access to that email to receive a confirmation from
  • A working phone ( landline or cellular) to receive a security code from

In March 2018, Select GCR, a government contracting consultant, notified all its clients of changes SAM enacted  to the notarized letter process required for new registrations and renewals which caused the processing time for registration and renewals to increase. The changes were in response to concerns over alleged third party fraudulent activity. Any entity directly affected by the alleged fraud was contacted by SAM. Entities registered in SAM can contact the supporting Federal Service Desk at, or by telephone at 866-606-8220(toll free) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 8 p.m (ET) for free assistance.

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Contact Select GCR today to speak to a SAM.GOV Registration Specialist to begin your SAM Registration or Renewal and don’t wait to start bidding on Government Contracts.