Vendors wishing to do business with ORNL must be registered in SAM (System for Award Management) and maintain their registration annually. (This registration is free.)
- To register in SAM, you will need a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) (This is also free). Please note that a DUNS number is a unique nine digit identification number that is assigned for 'each' physical location of your business. The address on your DUNS record must match the address we have on our supplier database for you.
- Please visit this site to obtain a DUNS number. Note: In April, 2022, the government will transition to a Unique Entity Identifier (SAM). Click here for more information.
- Visit this site to register in SAM. Help desk number is 866-606-8220.
SAM.gov Registration is Free
There is NO FEE to register, or maintain your registration, in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov). If you receive an email from a company claiming to represent SAM.gov, be cautious. If you get an email from a company offering to help you register in SAM.gov asking you to contact them and pay them money, be cautious. These messages are not from the Federal Government.
It is FREE TO REGISTER in SAM.gov for any entity.