The US General Services Administration (GSA) announced the retirement of FBO.gov on Thursday, November 7. Beta.SAM.gov is now the official source for federal business opportunities. FBO.gov was retired and transitioned into beta.SAM.gov under “contract opportunities.” This transition occurred during the Veterans Day holiday weekend.
The FBO.gov transition is a continuation of GSA’s mission to reduce burden and streamline the federal award process, and is one of many improvements GSA is making as part of its Federal Marketplace Strategy.
GSA’s Integrated Award Environment (IAE) recently managed ten award systems that each played a role in the award life cycle. GSA is in the process of retiring those systems and transitioning them to beta.SAM.gov. 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.
The mission of GSA is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government. One of its four strategic goals is to establish GSA as the premier provider of efficient and effective acquisition solutions across the government.
For more information on beta.SAM.gov, visit the site’s Learning Center or download the beta.SAM.gov information kit on GSA.gov/IAE