System for Award Management (SAM)

SAM.GOV Exception Tutorial

Go to sam.gov

  1. You will need to create a sign in and it will utilize Two-Factor Authentication. You can begin this process by clicking “Sign In”. If you already have a log-in, please make sure you log in before you begin each time (it may log you out often).
  2. After you complete this process and are signed in, click “Home”.
  3. Go to “Select Domain…” and select “Entity Information” from the drop down arrow.
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  4. Search for your vendor using the box to the right and click search.

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    If you do not see your vendor listed, skip to step 9.

  5. Select your vendor by clicking on their name

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  6. Click "Download"

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  7. Click ".pdf" under "Select File Type"
  8. Click "Download" and you are done!
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  9. If your vendor is not listed, right click on the screen.
  10. Select "print"
  11. Select your preferred pdf application as your destination
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  12. Under “Pages”, select “Custom” from the drop-down and type “1-2”.
  13. Click “Save” or “Print” depending on your chosen application. Be sure to include the vendor name in the file and the date of the search. For example,"SAM_Search_ReallyGoodStuff_06-21-2021" then attach this to your requisition.
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