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How do I register my business to be eligible for federal contracts?

In order to obtain and bid on federal contracts, you must be registered in SAM. The registration is a crucial part of being able to obtain federal contracts and grants as SAM tracks where spending is going, to who, and for what.

If you are unsure if your company is registered in SAM, use the SAM Status Lookup Tool by clicking the button below

 

Need to Register or Renew in SAM?

In order to continue federal contracting work, you will need to be registered in SAM and be active. If you checked the status and the registration is missing or inactive, begin the process with a professional NOW. Validation times are taking longer due to new regulations and missing information and/or documentation can slow it down even more. Having a CRS guide you and do the process for you will guarantee completions and compliance. Begin the process now with a CRS today by clicking below

How long does my small business certification last?

The length of time a small business certification lasts depends on a few factors:

    • When your registration SAM expires (use the tool below)
    • If you still meet the small business size standards (use the tool below)
    • Specific certification regulations
      • For example; a WOSB Certification needs to go through a recertification process every THREE years, while the HUBZone lasts for as long as you qualify and remain in a HUBZone.

USBRI has been assisting small businesses with registering in SAM as well as small business certifications for over 11 years. If you are unsure if you are registered in SAM or if you qualify for a small business certification, use the respective tool by clicking either of the buttons below.

 

Need to Register or Renew?

If you need to renew or register in SAM, begin the process NOW. You do not want to miss out on federal contracting opportunities due to a missed or lapsed registration. Begin the process now with a professional Certified Registration Specialist by clicking the button below. If you have additional questions, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998.

How do I start the certification process for my small business?

The first step in any Small Business Certification process would be to have an active and compliant registration in SAM. That is essential as it is the money portal for the government, tracking where it goes, to who, and for what. You will also need to make sure that you qualify as a small business, meeting the SBA (Small Business Administration) size standards based on your NAICS code, average annual revenue, and number of full-time employees.

To begin the process, have a professional like a Certified Registration Specialist guide you through the registration and certification. Completing for the first time can be tedious, time-consuming, and frustrating. A CRS will be directly assigned to your business as the direct point of contact through the whole process.

USBRI has been assisting small businesses with federal contracting registrations and certifications for over 11 years. If you are unsure if you are registered in SAM or if you qualify for a small business certification, click either of the two buttons below.

 

 

Need to Register or Renew?

If you need to renew or register in SAM, begin the process NOW. You do not want to miss out on federal contracting opportunities due to a missed or lapsed registration. Begin the process now with a professional Certified Registration Specialist by clicking the button below. If you have additional questions, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998.

What qualifications and certifications are required for federal contracting?

The main qualification for federal contracting would be to have an active and compliant SAM Registration. There are some contracts that require you to have a certification (such as WOSB, VOSB, or HUBZone). The contract description will tell you the requirements if you are unsure. Getting certified as a Woman-Owned, Veteran-Owned, or HUBZone Small Business puts you into a much smaller pool of candidates able to bid on and win federal contracting opportunities.

If you are unsure if you qualify for a Small Business Certification, click the button below. Additionally, if you need to check the status of a SAM Registration, us the SAM Status Lookup Tool by clicking the other button.

 

Need to Register or Renew?

If your registration is expired or you do not have one, begin the registration/renewal process with a professional NOW. USBRI has been offering filing assistance with SAM since 2011, ensuring business’s are active and compliant in SAM to begin their federal contracting journey. Contact the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a CRS will be able to assist you. You can also checkout below by clicking the button. Once service is purchase, a CRS will be in contact with you in the next 24 business hours with next steps.

What is the first step in obtaining a federal contract?

The first step in obtaining a federal contract would be to have a SAM Registration. SAM is the money portal for the government, tracking where it goes, to who, and for what. So if you plan to take on contracting work for the government or receive federal grant dollars, you must be registered.

If you are not sure if your business has a SAM Registration, use the “SAM Status Lookup Tool” by clicking the button below

 

Need to Register or Renew?

If your registration is expired or you do not have one, begin the registration/renewal process with a professional NOW. USBRI has been offering filing assistance with SAM since 2011, ensuring business’s are active and compliant in SAM to begin their federal contracting journey. Contact the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a CRS will be able to assist you. You can also checkout below by clicking the button. Once service is purchase, a CRS will be in contact with you in the next 24 business hours with next steps.

Can a business lose its HUBZone Certification? If so, what might cause this to happen?

There are a few factors that could go into why a business to lose its HUBZone Certification:

    • Expired SAM Registration (click below to see if your SAM is still active)
    • No longer qualifies
      • Principal office no longer in a HUBZone
      • 35% of FTE (Full-Time Employees) do NOT reside in a HUBZone anymore
      • No longer meets SBA size standards (use the tool below to find out if you do)
    • Did not recertify in time
      • Entities MUST recertify either 30 days BEFORE or 30 days AFTER the expiration date of the certification

USBRI has been offering filing assistance for SAM and Set-Aside Certifications for over 12 years. If you have an issues or need assistance, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a CRS will be able to help you.

As mentioned above, two of the requirements to being HUBZone certified are being active in SAM as well as qualifying as a small business, meeting the SBA’s size standards. If you are unsure if you qualify as a small business or have a SAM Registration, use the tools by clicking the buttons below.

Need to Register or Renew in SAM?

If your registration is missing or expiring soon, begin the process with a CRS today. Complications can arise at anytime through the registration process. Having a specialist go through this with you will ensure that there are little to no complications for you. If you are ready, reach out to the help desk for more information or click the button below

 

How long does it typically take to get approved for HUBZone?

The general time frame for getting approved for a HUBZone Certification is 1-2 months. This all depends on if the documents uploaded are acceptable, all information entered correctly, and there are no issues with the SAM Registration.

USBRI has been offering filing assistance for both SAM and Set-Aside certifications since 2011. If you need assistance with either of those or have any general questions, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a dedicated CRS (Certified Registration Specialist) will be able to help you any way that they can.

Two of the main requirements to being HUBZone certified are being active in SAM as well as qualifying as a small business, meeting the SBA’s size standards. If you are unsure if you qualify as a small business or have a SAM Registration, use the tools by clicking the buttons below.

Need to Register or Renew in SAM?

If your registration is missing or expiring soon, begin the process with a CRS today. Complications can arise at anytime through the registration process. Having a specialist go through this with you will ensure that there are little to no complications for you. If you are ready, reach out to the help desk for more information or click the button below

How does a business qualify for the HUBZone Certification?

The qualifications for a HUBZone Certification consist of:

    • Principle office must be located in a HUBZone
    • 35% of all FTE must reside in a HUBZone
    • Person applying must be a U.S. citizen
    • Must meet SBA Size Standards
    • Have an ACTIVE and compliant SAM Registration

USBRI has been offering filing assistance for SAM and Set-Aside Certifications for over 12 years. If you have an issues or need assistance, reach out to the USBRI Help Desk at 1-888-646-9998 and a CRS will be able to help you.

As mentioned above, two of the requirements to being HUBZone certified are being active in SAM as well as qualifying as a small business, meeting the SBA’s size standards. If you are unsure if you qualify as a small business or have a SAM Registration, use the tools by clicking the buttons below.

Need to Register or Renew in SAM?

If your registration is missing or expiring soon, begin the process with a CRS today. Complications can arise at anytime through the registration process. Having a specialist go through this with you will ensure that there are little to no complications for you. If you are ready, reach out to the help desk for more information or click the button below

What is the HUBZone Certification, and what are its primary benefits?

The HUBZone Certification program is a small business set-aside certification that is presented by the Small Business Administration (SBA). There are many benefits to being HUBZone certified, but it’s primary one is being awarded contracts that specifically go to HUBZone certified businesses. There are certain federal contracts or grants that must be awarded to those in a HUBZone. so if you are certified you will be a recipient of them.

Two of the main requirements to being HUBZone certified are being active in SAM as well as qualifying as a small business, meeting the SBA’s size standards. If you are unsure if you qualify as a small business or have a SAM Registration, use the tools by clicking the buttons below.

 

Need to Register or Renew in SAM?

If your registration is missing or expiring soon, begin the process with a CRS today. Complications can arise at anytime through the registration process. Having a specialist go through this with you will ensure that there are little to no complications for you. If you are ready, reach out to the help desk for more information or click the button below

How do you know when your SAM expires?

To determine the expiration date of your SAM registration, you can follow these steps below:

  1. Navigate to the top of this page and click on the red button titled “Check SAM Expiration Now
  2. Enter your UEI, CAGE Code or Company Name and click ‘Check SAM Status Now’
  3. Results displayed include Expiration Date, Legal Business Name, Legal & Mailing Addresses, UEI, CAGE Code, SAM Status, Purpose of Registration, PSC Codes, NAICS Codes, Business Types, Electronic POC and Government POC
  4. Click on ‘Renew Registration Now‘ if expired or ready to proceed with annual renewal

Need to Register or Renew?

If you need assistance reach out the the Help Desk or click the button above