How often does an entity need to renew their SAM registration?

The SAM registration must be renewed and revalidated at least every 12 months from the date they last certified to and submitted the registration in SAM – and sooner, if the organization’s information changes. It takes at most 2-3 business days for existing registrations to update. The recipient will be notified via email once their registration becomes active.

Registration in SAM and Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) is free. There are businesses that provide services to entities to register or update SAM and DUNS.  These businesses charge a fee for their services. They are not part of the federal registration process and entities do not have to use them. If an entity believes it should not have been charged for the services it received, the Department of Interior is not able to assist directly. The applicant should seek a refund from the company itself, or contact agencies such as the Better Business Bureau for further assistance.

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