SAM (System for Award Management) Certification

Nicol Scales & Measurement is registered on numerous state and city government purchasing websites including SAM, the System for Award Management for the US Federal Government.

SAM is an official website of the U.S. government and was created to consolidate the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS.  We are a SAM certified entity under “Nicol Scales, L.P.”

In addition, we monitor FedBizOpps for bid opportunities, but in some cases we are able to utilize government purchasing contracts already in place to avoid the bid process for products and services we offer.

According to the Office of the US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, being registered in the System for Award Management database means that:

  1. The contractor has entered all mandatory information, including the DUNS number or the DUNS+4 number, and Contractor and Government Entity (CAGE) code into the SAM database; and
  2. The contractor has completed the Core Data, Assertions, Representations and Certification, and Points of Contact sections of the registration in the SAM database;
  3. The Government has validated all mandatory data fields, to include validation of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The Contractor will be required to provide consent for TIN validation to the Government as part of the registration process; and
  4. The Government has marked the record “Active”.