Unfortunately, the System for Award Management (SAM) registration and annual renewal process for government contractors recently became more cumbersome. In response to alleged, third party fraudulent activity in SAM, GSA is taking steps to prevent improper activity going forward. Entities renewing or updating their registration are required to submit an original, signed notarized letter confirming the authorized Entity Administrator associated with the DUNS number before the registration is activated. This requirement went into effect on March 22, 2018 for new entities registering in SAM and went into effect on April 27, 2018 for existing registrations being updated or renewed in SAM. This is another step in an already cumbersome SAM registration process. Entities are required to renew their SAM registration annually.
More detailed information on the change is available at https://www.gsa.gov/about-us/organization/federal-acquisition-service/office-of-systems-management/integrated-award-environment-iae/sam-update.