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SAM first validates that NATO Commercial and Government Entities (NCAGE … Entry screen (https://eportal.nspa.nato.int)

TITLE2017 05 SAM Common Registration Issues

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OFFICE OF THE PROCUREMENT EXECUTIVE
PROCUREMENT INFORMATION BULLETIN (PIB) 2016-11

SUBJECT: System for Award Management (SAM) Common Registration Issues

1. Scope. This PIB applies to all domestic and overseas contracting offices.

2. Background. Vendors have experienced difficulty registering in SAM. One of the most
common issues is inaccurate address validation. SAM first validates that NATO
Commercial and Government Entities (NCAGE) and Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS)
addresses match. Following that, there is a check that the D&B address matches what the
entity has on file with their national central bank (NCB). The NCB address is pulled from
the vendor’s primary bank account. Because SAM compares NCAGE and DUNS
addresses before comparing DUNS and NCB addresses, entities occasionally correct
addresses in both DUNS and NCAGE systems only to find out that they have to change
those addresses again to match their NCB address.

3. Responsibilities and Requirements. When informing vendors about SAM registration
requirements, or when responding to entity reports of address issues during SAM
registration, convey that any mismatch in addresses including: bank account, NCAGE
registration, DUNS registration, and SAM business address will cause a validation error.
In order to mitigate the risk of a validation error, the following actions are recommended:

a. Have the vendor identify the exact address data on file with their bank for the
following elements:
STREET ADDRESS LINE 1
STREET ADDRESS LINE 2
CITY
STATE
POSTAL CODE
COUNTRY
b. Inform the vendor that both the NCAGE and DUNS addresses must match the
banking address. See Attachment 1 for screenshots of address entry screens.

c. In order to reduce opportunities for error, recommend that the vendor type, or if
possible, copy and paste their banking address into a plain text editor (e.g.
Notepad). After that, the vendor may copy and paste from the text editor into
DUNS, NCAGE, and SAM.

Accented characters (e.g. fi, a, r;) in banking address data will also cause a validation
problem. Ifthis situation exists, the entity should contact the Federal Service Desk
(FSD) at 866-606-8220, report the problem, request that no action be taken and that
the ticket be left open, then report the problem to Adam Butler in OPE.

See Attachment 2 for examples of address inconsistencies that will cause SAM
validation errors.

4. Important Note: Vendors should never pay a fee to register in SAM.

5. Questions. Questions may be directed to Adam Butler at 703-516-1683 or
butlerah@state. gov.

Date
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Cor y M. Rmdner
Procurement Executive

Attachment(s):
1. Address Entry Screens
2. Examples of Errors

Distribution:

A/OPE Staff
All Overseas Heads of Contracting Activities
All Directors, Regional Procurement Support Offices
All Directors, Narcotics Affairs Sections
OSDBU – George Price
A – Joyce Barr
L/BA – Dennis Gallagher
FSI/SPAS/MTT – Bess Zelle

Drafter: Adam H. Butler – A/OPE/PD (703-516-1683)

Network Location: O:\Cross Cutting Projects\PIB\2016\Draft PIBS\Common SAM Registration
Issues


Clearances:

A/OPE/PD – Eric Moore Cleared on 09/12/2016
A/OPE/EAD – Polly Donnelly Cleared on 09/13/2016
L/BA – Dennis Gallagher Cleared on 09/23/2016
OSDBU – George Price Cleared on 09/26/2016
A/LM/AQM – Ray Bouford Cleared on 09/12/2016
A/FO – Deidra Reid Cleared on 09/26/2016

Attachment 1 – Address Entry Fields

DUNS Physical Address Data in SAM (This SAM.gov screen requires vendors to enter their
address so that it matches the Physical Address in DUNS exactly) (SAM.gov)

SAM DUNS Physical Address Data (showing validation against DUNS data feed) (SAM.gov)

Attachment 1 – Address Entry Fields

NCAGE Address Data Entry screen (https://eportal.nspa.nato.int)

Attachment 1 – Address Entry Fields

Dun & Bradstreet Registration Data Entry (https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform)

The Physical Address must
match the NCB and
NCAGE addresses exactly

Attachment 2 – Address Entry Fields

The following are examples of mismatches that will cause validation to fail:

(must be resolved through FSD)