System for Award Management
Catalog management leads GSA’s planned federal marketplace updates for 2021
Also: beta.SAM.gov will lose the "beta" with an IAE merger this spring.
OMB should lead category management efforts to improve contract data, GAO says
In a new report, GAO found OMB's category management initiative focused too much on how to buy things at the expense of helping agencies determine what goods and services they actually need.
GSA’s transition to new unique entity identifier delayed
The proprietary, nine-digit Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number supplied by Dun & Bradstreet will hang around a little longer.
GSA extends procurement data reports transition due to coronavirus, feedback
The agency wants to require use of the Federal Procurement Data System reports function in beta.SAM.gov by year's end.
GSA pushes forward with ban on Huawei, ZTE in 2020
The Federal Acquisition Service’s first refresh of its consolidated schedule will include the ban on contracting with vendors tied to Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE.
GSA fielding hundreds of comments daily concerning beta.SAM.gov
Some users have taken issue with the two-factor authentication required to access the new federal awards system.