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GSA Advances FPDS Reporting Functions Transition to Beta SAM Website; Judith Zawatsky Quoted

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Judith Zawatsky
Judith Zawatsky Assistant Commissioner GSA

The General Services Administration (GSA) will retire the reporting functions on the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) website after Oct. 17th to further encourage users to use the Data Bank tool on the System for Award Management’s (SAM) beta website, Nextgov reported Friday.

GSA decided to move the FPDS’ administrative, static, standard and ad hoc reporting functions to the beta SAM website in March 2020 and plans to end the “soft launch” by next month.

After the FPDS reporting tool transition, the agency plans to transfer the full functionality of the legacy SAM.gov to the beta SAM website and will remove the ‘beta’ prefix once it completes the migration.

Judith Zawatsky, assistant commissioner in the office of systems management at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said the agency expects the beta SAM website to drop the ‘beta’ prefix by 2021.

“The work is already taking place,” Zawatsky told the publication. “We’ve done some lift and shift … to prepare to be able to take the next step, so that we’re not just waiting until the last minute to get something cloud ready.”

GSA migrated all functions of FedBizOpps to the beta SAM website in 2019 prior to the FPDS reporting function transition.

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