The System for Award Management (SAM) is operational but it’s not what the future of acquisition systems should look like, said Sonny Hashmi, chief information officer at the General Services Administration (GSA).
Commonly called “SAM,” the consolidated acquisition system launched in August 2012 to bring together three previously separate systems.
“It is still inelegant and cumbersome. We have done just enough to make it operational,” said Hashmi during an April 11 chat on GitHub.
Shortly after the system went live, SAM ran into a variety of problems that required the back-end security architecture, business process management layer and database schema to be completely reconfigured.
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If you encounter a business having trouble getting registered in SAM, be sure to tell them that they should not pay anyone to register their company in SAM. SAM registration is free! For details, please visit: http://gtpac.org/sam-gov-registration-is-free-and-help-with-sam-is-free-too