Transitioning to SAM


Central Contractor Registration (CCR) will be migrated to a new system, which will be phased in starting this month.  The new system, called “SAM” is the System for Award Management.  It will combine eight federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system.  The legacy systems which will be migrated to SAM include:


Phase I:

  • Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
  • Online Representations and Certifications of Application (ORCA)
  • The Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)
  • Federal Register (FedReg)
Phase II:
  • Federal Business Opportunities
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
  • Electric Subcontracting Reporting System
  • Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency
  • Sub-award Reporting System
  • Wage Determination Online
  • Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation
  • Past Performance and Information Retrieval System


The first phase is scheduled to be available at the end of July.  Contractors who are currently registered with CCR will receive an email that their registrant is set to expire and will then have to register with the new system at  The new SAM stystem will streamline processes, eliminate redundancies, and save money by consolidating operations.  Only one log in will be needed and the integration will decrease the amount of time required for registration.