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Following a March 2020 announcement that it would temporarily suspend in-person, campus-based training delivery, and subsequent July 2020 announcement regarding training resumption, FEMA will not re-open its campuses on August 2, 2020, as anticipated.

FEMA's top priority remains the health and safety of FEMA employees, instructors, students, and visitors on campus, without compromising instruction quality and the student experience. Therefore, FEMA will suspend in-person training and education at both the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) and Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) through at least October 1.

FEMA will continue to monitor the coronavirus pandemic and communicate updates or changes in conditions that may affect reopening of FEMA campuses.

D-U-N-S and SAM Registration

SAM Update:

Alleged Fraudulent Activity in SAM - Updated April 4, 2018 GSA's System for Award Management (SAM) is supporting an active investigation by the GSA Office of Inspector General (OIG) into alleged, third party fraudulent activity in SAM. At this time, only a limited number of entities registered in SAM are suspected of being impacted by this alleged fraudulent activity.

GSA has already taken proactive steps to address this issue and has notified affected entities. GSA will continue to work with the OIG and law enforcement agencies to take additional action as appropriate.

These proactive steps include requiring submission of an original, signed notarized letter identifying the authorized Entity Administrator for the entity associated with the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number before the registration will be activated.

This requirement went into effect on March 22, 2018, for new entities registering in SAM. This requirement will go into effect April 27, 2018, for existing registrations being updated or renewed.

In order to become a bidder, you must apply for a Data Universal Numbering System (D-U-N-S) number. To apply for a D-U-N-S number you may call 1-866-705-5711 or go online at to obtain one. This process usually takes approximately 24 hours.

After you have obtained your DUNS number, you must register in the System for Award Management (SAM). Go to and register in the SAM database. Please Note: Any information entered into SAM must match your banking/electronic funds transfer data. When you have successfully completed registration, you will need to scroll to the very bottom of the screen and make sure you click the Save/Submit button and you will immediately receive a congratulations box on your computer with a confirmation number. This process usually takes approximately 48 hours. Then you will receive a series of three emails letting you know the status of your registration, once you receive the last email it will state in the body of the email your yearly expiration date for your registration. Please make note of that date and make sure you reactivate your registration before the expiration date or you will have difficulty getting your registration active again.

You are required to update your status in the SAM database each year and you are also required to provide your D-U-N-S number on every bid submission.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information being provided, please email them to Thank you.

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