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Who SAM is referring to when asking about the Immediate Owner

If you’ve been in the System for Award Management (SAM) lately, you probably gave pause to a new question referencing an “immediate owner” or “higher level owner” while a million questions ran through your mind: What’s an immediate owner? Who is the immediate owner of my business? Is it me? What does FAR even stand for anyway? Why are they changing SAM again? Did I leave the oven on?

This is something every contractor needs to understand before November 1, 2014. Luckily our friends at SmallGovCon wrote a helpful post to answer the question and even include some examples which make the whole thing easier to digest. Check out the post here, and if you still have questions, contact a PTAC Counselor.