Oregon's Procurement Technical Assistance Center


Date: 11/16/2018

Date: 12/13/2018

We here at GCAP have always told our clients to watch for an email from “.gov” when working on your SAM.That was the test to be sure the email communication was from SAM and not a private business trying to get you to pay for your SAM registration.

Unfortunately, it’s no longer possible to use a simple “.gov” test to determine if an email comes from an agency-authorized source or a for-profit purveyor of expensive contracting assistance. Recent developments on both sides of the equation have made the distinction muddier than ever.