Other Trainings

Sandia National Labs – Open House for Diverse Suppliers

You’ve been wanting to meet directly with the purchasers at SNL; here’s your opportunity.  SNL is hosting open house for prospective small business vendors in their IPOC Supplier Lobby just outside the Kirtland AFB Eubank Gate at 1611 Innovation Parkway SE.  Don’t miss out; they’re giving you real opportunity.  Here are the dates:

 First Tuesday of the following months from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2/7/17 and 3/7/17
 Second Wednesday of the following months from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
12/14/16, 1/11/17, 2/8/17 and 3/8/17
 Third Thursday of the following months from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12/15/16, 1/19/17, 2/16/17 and 3/16/17

Notice: Individuals attending must be a U.S. Citizen to enter Sandia’s Supplier Lobby
Please send inquires to supplier@sandia.gov or call 800-765-1678.


 

System for Award Management

As you may know, one of the prerequisites for doing business with the federal government is registering in SAM: the System for Award Management. Among other things, SAM is the government’s vendor database. It is a way for government buyers (and prime contractors) to find you and pay you once you’re under contract. The SAM database also serves many other purposes, all important to the acquisition process.

When SAM was created in 2012, it aggressively combined several large, stand-alone databases and merged them into one. The ‘data migration’ challenge was great, and glitches emerged. As a result, many vendors have experienced problems both in getting existing vendor files to move over to SAM (e.g. migrate) as well as with creating a new vendor registration from scratch.

Since SAM’s launch, the New Mexico PTAP and our counterparts across the country have spent countless hours assisting businesses with SAM. Our professional development association, the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC), has drawn upon what we’ve learned nationally and has created a new video that explains the SAM registration process.

The SAM instructional video is now available for viewing by clicking HERE.

If you are tackling SAM anytime soon, you’ll want to view the video for many helpful hints and tips. For further help, contact an Advisor with the New Mexico PTAP. If you are located outside New Mexico, contact a counselor with a procurement technical assistance center (PTAC) near you.

To find the nearest PTAC, please visit APTAC HERE.