Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation

Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation (FPDS) is a single source public users access to the spending patterns of the Federal government's procurement data. � at no cost. Once you have registered at www.fpds.gov, you will have access to more than 12 million contract actions from across the Federal government.

Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation now offers the public greater visibility and transparency into how the government is spending taxpayer money.

Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation is designed as a self-service tool for the public.
You will find details bon what information is in FPDS-NG and the many ways to access it.

What�s in Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation?

Contract Actions:

Fiscal Year Data:

Agencies report contract actions to FPDS-NG, including base actions and modifications.
Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation has been expanded to include new fields for Fiscal Year and forward.
The data dictionary contains a description of the data for FY 04 and forward.

Real-time Availability:

In many cases, contract data is available to the public when the contract is awarded to the vendor.
Prior to Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation, data collection could take up to nine months between the time the contract was awarded and the information was available to the public.

Legacy Data:

Over 12 million legacy contract actions were migrated from the FPDC system and are now available in Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation. This includes FPDC transactions back to 1979.

Contract Actions Under $25,000 (SF281 Summary Data):

The SF 281/DD 1057 was a standard form used to collect contract data from multiple contract actions, ranging in value from $2,500 to $25,000 for submission to Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation.

The summary contract data found on SF-281�s did not provide as much detail as that found in individual contract action reports.

 Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation collects individual contract action reports on purchases at $2,500 dollars and greater.

Release of Data:

For security reasons, the Department of Defense (DoD) only releases contract data after a 90-day waiting period. However, the contract information is included immediately in the aggregate spending totals found in Standard Reports.

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How do I access the detailed contract actions in Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation?

Advanced Search Capability:

Advanced Search provides a quick and easy shortcut to search through all 12 million contract actions. The search criteria include vendor name, contract number, Procurement Instrument Identifier (PIID), North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), funding agency/contracting office or contracting agency/office, dollars obligated and date ranges.Advanced Search returns a summary for each contract that meets the criteria with a link to the detailed contract action. With the vast number of records available for search, we recommend that you maximize your search by narrowing the criteria. To ensure that the system is available for the entire user population, large queries may be limited. Advanced Search is available by clicking on the Advanced Search button at the top of the FPDS-NG Reports Suite main menu screen.

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How can I find aggregate information?

Standard Reports:

Standard Reports provide access to more than 50 Federal Government reports. These reports allow you to enter specific search criteria to narrow and customize the results. Standard Reports are limited to no more than one year�s worth of data for each agency. Government-wide reports will be available in the future. In the Standard Reports section, additional help information is provided to help you pick the most pertinent report. Standard Reports are available from the My Reports portal. To access the portal, click on the My Reports button on the FPDS-NG Reports Suite main menu screen.

Published Reports:

Published reports include �pre-selected� reports that aggregate data to convey spending patterns from across the Federal government. Currently, the Federal Procurement Report and Small Business Goals Reports for 2003 are posted to the website. More Published Reports will be made available in the future. Published Reports are available from the My Reports portal. To access the portal, click on the My Reports button on the FPDS-NG Reports Suite main menu screen.

Custom (Ad Hoc) Reports:

FPDS-NG enables users to create their own reports from scratch. Using this feature requires detailed knowledge of the more than 160 individual data elements in the FPDS-NG system and experience with enterprise report generation tools. Please review the reports training documentation prior to using this feature. For information on the data fields contained in FPDS-NG and a list of valid values, review the data dictionary. Custom Reports offer enormous flexibility for public users. Please design your queries carefully. To ensure that the system is available for the entire user population, FPDS-NG may automatically halt large queries. If you are unsuccessful in your search, please reconsider your query and try again. If still unsuccessful, contact FPDS-NG Support at 703-390-5360 or by email at FPDSSupport@gce2000.com to receive assistance with your query. If experiencing difficulty with this tool and you would like training, please contact the FPDS-NG training team at fpdstraining@gce2000.com or the FPDS-NG Support Team at 703-390-5360.
Custom Reports are available from the My Reports portal. To access the portal, click on the My Reports button on the FPDS-NG Reports Suite main menu screen.

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What�s not in Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation?

Copies of entire contracts, statements of work, and subcontracting data
Purchase Card data when actions are below $2,500
Data from agencies not subject to FPDS reporting requirements according to the Federal Acquisition Regulations
Interagency agreements
Grants data
Cooperative agreements
Training authorizations
Imprest fund transactions
Transactions related only to non-appropriated funds
Most transactions that involve Government bills of lading or transportation requests
Requisitions transferring supplies within or among departments or agencies
Tracking functionality related to making awards or to tracking dollars

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How to maximize using Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation?

Tracking functionality related to making awards or to tracking dollars
The system has been designed as a self-service tool. The detailed Help files can help you at each step of the way. To optimize your results, we encourage you to review this information.
There are more than 12 million records in FPDS-NG. Be sure to make your search criteria as specific as possible to get your desired results. If you are unsuccessful in your search, please reconsider your query and try again. If still unsuccessful, contact FPDS-NG Support at 703-390-5360 or by email at FPDSSupport@gce2000.com to receive assistance with your query.

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What are the highlights of the new Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation?

Federal contract information is available to the public earlier than ever before.

Real-time information, instead of up to six-month lag time between contract award and access to contract information. Many agencies now submit contract actions to FDPS-NG as soon as the contract is awarded.

More contract details are available. For example, starting in FY 04, FPDS-NG collects individual actions on contracts between $2,500 and $25,000. In the past, many agencies submitted only total dollars obligated between $2,500 and $25,000.

Advanced Search capability is available to everyone.

Data and Reports are available in real-time and free.
More than 50 standard reports enable users to create their own selection criteria for custom reports, based on sections of the FPR report.

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Footnotes:

Contact at  FPDSSupport@gce2000.com  with suggestions and ideas for:

  • Additional reports

  • Additional Advanced Search criteria

  • General comments

Contract Actions:

  • More agencies will be submitting contract actions under $25,000 to Federal Procurement Data System � Next Generation as individual transactions in real-time.

Search Capability:

  • Additional search criteria may be added depending on demand.

Reports:

  • More standard reports as identified by the public and government users.

  • More published reports as identified by the public and government users.

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