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FPDS Reports Transitioning to beta.SAM.gov in March

In case you missed our post in January, we want to be sure our followers here on IAE Interact are aware that FPDS reports are transitioning to beta.SAM.gov on March 16, 2020.

FPDS.gov is one of the systems that the Integrated Award Environment maintains to help users navigate the federal acquisition lifecycle. FPDS.gov is used for many things, including searching contract data, federal agencies reporting out data, pulling data extracts, and more. One of the most prominent features of FPDS.gov is what we call “FPDS reports.” These are reports that provide a variety of federal procurement data.

Reports Functionality Moving to beta.SAM.gov

On March 16, only FPDS reports are transitioning to beta.SAM.gov--FPDS.gov will remain active and users will be able to access the system for all things not reports. Remaining FPDS features will transition to beta.SAM.gov at a later date to be determined.

There are four kinds of reports available on FPDS: static, standard, administrative, and ad hoc. Those who use FPDS to run administrative, standard, or static reports do not need to take any action; these reports will transition to beta.SAM.gov.   

If you use FPDS to create and run ad hoc reports (user-created reports), you should know that between February 1 and March 15, 2020, GSA is converting ad hoc reports that meet certain criteria into beta.SAM.gov. Note that GSA expects approximately 75 percent of ad hoc reports that meet the criteria to be successfully converted. New ad hoc reports created on or after February 1, 2020, will not be converted.

We shared a fact sheet that walks you through how you can archive your own saved ad hoc reports prior to March 15, 2020, to more easily recreate your saved reports that don’t transition in beta.SAM.gov after March 16.  

Users of ad hoc reports will see the most change with the transition to beta.SAM.gov. We’re moving to a new business intelligence tool (MicroStrategy) to create and manage ad hoc reports, allowing for more robust reporting across all beta.SAM.gov domains. Key improvements include: 

Increased maximum number of rows returned from 30,000 to 150,000 rows in each report 

Increased maximum number of years of reportable data from 5 years to 12 years

Additional data fields available for creating ad hoc reports

Tools to easily share your ad hoc report structure, such as attributes and filters, with others

Provision of the Report Builder — a “wizard” to help create a new ad hoc report

Intuitive tools to build, save, and share your reports

Learning Center with videos, FAQs, a glossary, and quick start guides

Your feedback helps us improve. Let us know about your experience with the transition using the feedback tool found on most pages of beta.SAM.gov. Follow us here on Interact for the most up-to-date information about all of the IAE systems.


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