Attention: FBO.gov is now known as SAM/Contract Opportunities.
FBO moved to
GSA promises to figure out why transition from FedBizOpps struggled /
November 21st, 2019
beta.SAM.gov is now home to all
current contract opportunities formerly posted to FBO.gov.
beta will drop
off when transition complete.
Contracting organizations across the federal government will
post notices on proposed contract actions (valued at more than $25,000)
These notices, or “procurement opportunities,” include
solicitations, pre-solicitations, sole source justifications, and other
The intent of the new SAM.beta.gov is for those intending to be federal
contractors a way to provide a full range of data-related services to
analyze, find, respond to, manage and report on federal contracting
Sam.gov/contract Opportunities will include filters to search for opportunities by number, keyword,
or location, a design intended to allow users to reference key information
quickly with better navigation, access to previous versions of opportunity
notices, a notification feature to be pinged when frequently used contract
opportunities are updated, and more.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT:
Once the transition is completed, beta.SAM.gov will have
the same federal business opportunity capabilities that were found in FBO.gov.
Open solicitations and opportunity are labeled as Active.
● The ability to
search for opportunities by number, keyword, or location for more precise
results (including easy-to-use search filters)
● Easy to read headers that
will allow you to reference key information quickly
● The option to access
previous versions of solicitations and opportunity notices with one click
● The ability to set
up notices, with a simple click, that will notify you when frequently used
contract solicitations and opportunity are updated
● The ability to manage alerts easily
through a new user workspace (frequency, turn on/off)
● A user-friendly design
with logical navigation and industry best practices embedded
● Shared login,
search, workspace, data services, reports, and a design that will allow you to
IAE system data
● Watchlist will become Follow in beta.SAM.gov. If you want to follow
a contract opportunity, select follow on the display page.
agent will become Saved Search in beta.SAM.gov.
●Saved searches can be
created directly from search results and managed from your workspace.
Archived will become Inactive in beta.SAM.gov.
ABOUT THE INTERESTED
VENDOR LIST (IVL)
● Current Interested Vendor lists (IVL) will transfer to
● Non-federal users need an account tied to an entity to
use the new IVL
● Each IVL will be tied to a specific notice
IVL will be sortable and searchable
IMPLEMENTING A NEW FEDERAL HIERARCHY
is combining multiple legacy
hierarchies into a single hierarchy across all of beta.SAM.gov.
reports and government roles will be based on the federal hierarchy.
Federal agencies will centrally manage updates and changes to the hierarchy.
Public facing API of Federal Department/Independent Agencies and
Sub-tiers will be available for downloading.
NEW ACCOUNTS & MIGRATION:
In order to transition roles from
FBO.gov to beta.SAM.gov, you will need to create a new account in
As part of the Governments ongoing efforts to enhance
security and to move to single sign on for all IAE applications, the
Government is implementing login.gov in beta.SAM.gov.
You also will be able to use
a government issued CAC/PIV card to log in.
Government officials who
have roles in FBO.gov will be required to complete a simple process to
migrate their roles.
Government personal by providing your username and password from FBO.gov on beta.SAM.gov, you will inherit all the roles you have now.
Legacy users will be able to migrate their roles only if their FBO.gov account is active.
This means their FBO user account password cannot
ENGAGE & BE PART OF THE TRANSITION:
The entire process of building
beta.SAM.gov has been a collaborative effort between and among Government users and
This remains true with the transition of FBO.gov.
Please participate in the process and, as always, provide the government with your
thoughts and feedback.
Be sure to:
● Go to beta.SAM.gov, browse the
site, and try out the search capabilities
● Use the help section on
beta.SAM.gov (in the Learning Center) and let the government know how it worked and if
your question or problem was answered
● Keep up-to-date about the latest
news and information regarding the FBO transition (and all of the IAE
by subscribing to the governments IAE Interact Community
● Provide your
comments and suggestions using the Feedback button on beta.SAM.gov
Contract Opportunities Search Tips:
Search by keyword, solicitation ID, or
Use filters to narrow your results.
Accounts are not required
to view contract opportunities.
Create an account to save searches, add your
entity to an opportunity's Interested Vendors List, and receive automatic
updates when opportunities change.
The portal for contractors to unearth active opportunities to work with the
federal government will be shifting to a new website beginning this Friday.
Read GSA’s Contractor
Quick Start Guide or the FBO
Transition Fact Sheet.
Agencies can access more information at
User Transition Quick Start Guide.
The Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) notified vendors
that they should go to https://faaco.faa.gov for
FAA procurement related announcements after FBO is gone.
contract opportunities are not currently planned to transition to