Fraudulent SAM Gov Activity Continues to impact contactors

Learn how to navigate the changes in due to fraudulent activities with Blackfyre, your trusted GSA Federal Schedule Consulting provider.

Fraudulent SAM Gov Activity Continues to impact contractors

Blackfyre, a forerunner in the domain of GSA Federal Schedule Consulting, is resolute about keeping its clients promptly updated about crucial alternations in the System for Award Management (SAM) caused by fraudulent activities. We acknowledge the extreme importance of remaining cautious and adapting to new requisites for our clients, either current or the prospective government contractors. Here's fresh news and advice on how to circumnavigate these changes:

Fraudulent Activity in

Back in the early part of 2018, some fraudulent activities involving changes in bank routing in resulted in contractors not receiving their due payments. The General Services Administration (GSA) took quick action by alerting affected entities and introduced measures to beef up security and prevent further such issues.

Notarized Letter Requirement

In response to the security breach, GSA established a requirement for a notarized letter. Initially, companies registering, renewing, or making alterations on were asked to submit an original signed, notarized letter identifying the entity administrator. This requirement brought about a significant impact on a good number of government contractors.

Amendment to Notarized Letter Requirement

Understanding the load this requirement was placing on companies, GSA made an amendment to the rule. The amendment allowed companies to have 30 days from activating their SAM Registration to submit the notarized letter. Entities not complying within this timeframe risked their SAM record being deactivated. This change is aimed at striking a balance between security and the operational needs of the contractors.

New Login Process

As of June 29th, transitioned to a new login process where users are required to make a account. It becomes critical for contractors to remember the email address linked with their account to ensure a hassle-free transition and continuity in access.

Blackfyre's Role

As your dedicated GSA schedule consultants, we deliver all-round support to assist you in tackling these changes:

  • Guidance on Compliance: We assist in understanding and fulfilling the notarized letter requirement, ensuring that your registration remains active and compliant.
  • Transition Support: Our experienced team helps you transition to the new login system, ensuring that your roles and access are preserved without any disruption.
  • Continuous Monitoring: Blackfyre keeps a vigilant eye on further changes and updates in, advising you punctually on required actions.
  • Expert Consultation: If you’re unsure about the process or facing difficulties, we can offer you professional consultation and assistance to manage your account effectively.

Moving Forward

These shifts in mark a part of a continuous mission to augment the security and efficiency of the federal contracting process. Blackfyre is committed to ensuring that our clients successfully navigate these changes while maintaining compliance and focusing on their central business.

In conclusion, staying informed and proactive about changes in is a critical factor for government contractors. Blackfyre is there to back you at every stage, providing expert GSA schedule help, mas consulting, and dedicated services to assist you to effectively adapt to the changes. Contact us to learn more about how we can assist with your and GSA Schedule needs. Led by a former GSA Schedule Reviewer, we offer the best GSA Schedule Consulting services.

Pedro has extensive background as a Contracting Officer and Contract Specialist, has worked across seven federal agencies, managing contracts totaling over $1 billion in the professional and tech sectors. His notable tenure includes serving with the DoD/DARPA during the inception of their robotics program. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in initiating the Cyber Special Item Number (SIN) within the GSA's IT Schedule 70 as a Team Lead. After graduating from Harvard, he started Blackfyre to help you win your next contract.

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