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SAM Registration: Apply to Obtain Federal Contracts and Grants

  • 20-Oct-2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a step-by-step guide to SAM, the System for Award Management

required to pursue contracting opportunities in the federal marketplace as well as many grant opportunities.

SAM is the federal government’s official vendor identification database. Any for-profit or non-profit entity wishing to pursue federal money through government contracts or grants must be registered in SAM first. SAM also serves as the gateway for virtually all federal financial assistance programs.

The conversation will take place LIVE on our Facebook Page at 12pm on October 20, 2021. It will be followed by a Q&A Session. The video may be viewed following the event.

Please join us for this online class as we review the following items to successfully register in SAM:

  • Obtaining a DUNS Number
  • Setting up a Account
  • Completing the SAM Registration
  • Common Do’s and Don’ts
  • Q & A Session

From managing a small city at age 22, to becoming a certified procurement professional, Dave Pinkosky has transitioned his business acumen to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Western Pennsylvania District Office as a business opportunity specialist. In his 16-year career with the City of Connellsville and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, Dave assisted over 700 clients receive more than $900 million in government contracts. Now, he’s crisscrossing our 27-county footprint helping entrepreneurs and small business owners increase their revenues and cash flow through SBA’s numerous federal contracting opportunities.


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