Joseph Feibel – August 23, 2019
The Federal Business Opportunities, or FedBizOpps. gov, website will be shutting down before the end of 2019, as the comprehensive database of government contracting opportunities moves to a new location the new SAM.gov.
Ten acquisition-focused websites managed by the General Services Administration will be merged together under the new SAM.gov. Those sites include FedBizOpps, as well as the current System for Award Management, or SAM; the Federal Procurement Data System, FPDS; the grants site Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, CFDA; Wage Determinations Online, WDOL; Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System, eSRS; the past performance databases, the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System, FAPIIS; Contractor Performance Assessment Reports System, CPARS; and Past Performance Information Retrieval System, PPIRS; and the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, FFATA.
“Once the modernization is complete, there will be one homepage with a single sign-on, one powerful search tool, one robust reporting tool and one workspace where users can access the information and tools they need to make, receive and manage federal awards,” according to the new SAM.gov, which is currently in beta.
Two sites have already made the jump: CFDA and WDOL. The PPIRS site was decommissioned, as its functionality is covered by CPARS.
From Wikipedia: Government procurement by public authorities in the United States accounts for about USD 7 trillion annually. Federal procurement is governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. FedBizOpps and USASpending.gov are websites where federal contracts are shown. Public announcements of awards has several exemptions, including contracts less than $3.5 million.Historically, the procurement data has been criticized for deficiencies leading to a number of reforms. In 2013, eight legacy databases were merged into a single system called “System for Award Management” (SAM), where companies interested in doing business with the federal government may register their interest.
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