What is an MPIN?

Jul 25, 2013 1:25:29 PM / by Hayden Johnson

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Updated: 3/16/2018

MPIN stands for “Marketing Partner ID Number.” It’s mandatory for all SAM registrants and it’s one code that you do not want to forget. Your MPIN is required to access FedBizOpps (FBO.gov), Grants.gov, and the Past Performance Retrieval System (PPIRS). Every MPIN is about nine characters long with at least one letter and one numeral. You should always keep your MPIN safeguarded.

Here’s how to access your company’s MPIN:

  1. Go to the SAM Homepage: www.sam.gov
  2. Enter your user ID and password, then click the "Log In" button.
  3. Your entity can be found under "Manage Entity" via "Complete Registrations" or "Incomplete Registrations."
  4. Go to the Business Information page to view and change your MPIN.

Having difficulty with your MPIN?

  1. Look up your D-U-N-S number at the following URL: www.sam.gov
  2. Check the status of your company profile. It must be active in SAM for the user to be able to register it in FBO.
  3. If there is a problem with the profile, such as expired account or a missing mandatory data element, you should contact the Entity Registration Representative for your company.
  4. If it is a new SAM registration, then try 24-48 hours after its completion. That is about how long it takes SAM to process the information and send the update to FBO.gov. Please note that if there is a weekend between this time frame, it will take longer.
  5. If your SAM registration is active, and it has been more than 48 hours (excluding the weekend) since it was created, it is generally an issue in which the incorrect D-U-N-S/MPIN combination is being used.
  6. Confirm the D-U-N-S/MPIN information with your Entity Registration Representative again to ensure the correct MPIN is being used. Be careful not to confuse the TIN with the MPIN. For large companies with multiple D-U-N-S numbers, pay close attention to which MPIN is assigned to which D-U-N-S number.
  7. If all of the above items are validated and you are still having an issue, please contact the Federal Service Desk for further assistance.

Let Us Help Your Business

Dealing with all of these government portals, websites, and procedures can be tedious. Getting properly registered for SAM is just the tip of the iceberg. It takes bidding techniques, a properly formatted website, and government-directed marketing efforts to land a contract.

That’s where US Federal Contractor Registration comes in. We’ll set you up with the training, technology, and resources to help you win federal contracts. As the first and largest third-party government contracting firm, we’ve guided plenty of companies towards great opportunities.

To get in contact with a government contracting expert and see how USFCR can help your company succeed in the federal marketplace, email agreen@usfcr.com with the message titled "What is an MPIN?" followed by your company name or call the number below: 

Call 727-232-4503

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Hayden Johnson

Written by Hayden Johnson

Hayden is USFCR's Creative Copywriter. His goal is to help businesses navigate the federal marketplace with quick and simple guides.

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