As of today, the former FBO.gov, or FedBizOpps, site for agencies to post contract solicitations is being replaced by beta.SAM.gov as part of a GSA initiative “to reduce burden and to streamline the federal award process” as part of its federal marketplace strategy to consolidate 10 separate award systems.
“GSA is in the process of retiring those systems and transitioning them to beta.SAM.gov. So far, the three legacy systems that have transitioned are WDOL.gov, CFDA.gov, and now FBO.gov. SAM.gov is the next legacy system scheduled to transition. Once it does, “beta” will drop from beta.SAM.gov, and the beta site will become the new SAM.gov where all remaining legacy systems will be consolidated,” an announcement said.
“Consolidating these multiple systems into one will make it easier for users to monitor and follow procurement opportunities, and participate in the federal acquisition process,” GSA said.
The beta.SAM.gov system has been in testing with users and focus groups since its soft launch in 2017.