If you received an email stating that your System for Award Management (“SAM”) profile status is set for deactivation, follow these suggested steps:

  • Read the fine print at the bottom of the email before anything else
  • Be cautious clicking on links or downloading any attachments
  • Check the email address of the sender. Any email from the Federal Government ends with a “.gov” or “.mil, if not, then it is most likely a creative marketing email from a private organization offering services
  • Be highly cautious taking any immediate actions from incoming calls or emails regarding any of these topics
  • If you are unsure, feel free to reach out to USBRI for advice or assistance

A number of these particular emails seem to speak of a an entity’s SAM “profile” in order to get a response from the email receiver. When a SAM Registration is created and goes active, that registration remains active for 365 days from the date it was submitted for processing, unless the Entity Administrator deactivates the registration. However, your “SAM profile” NEVER DEACTIVATES. If it has been more than a year since you have logged in to your SAM.gov user profile, they will ask you to agree to the terms and conditions again but your profile will not deactivate.

To check your SAM Registration’s status, use the tool by clicking the button below

Need to renew?

If your registration is set to expire in the next 60 days, USBRI recommends getting a head start on the renewal process. If you are ready to begin, you can call the help desk at 1-888-646-9998 and one of our Certified Registration Specialists would ne happy to assist you. You can also browse the renewal page by clicking the button below.