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What’s Changing at SAM Integration - Service Contract Reporting (SCR)/BioPreferred

On May 24, 2021, SAM.gov will migrate into beta.SAM.gov, and the two systems will become one (known as SAM.gov - the “beta” goes away). At that time, there will be changes to the way businesses submit required reports about certain contracts. 


We recently held an online Stakeholder Forum where we discussed many upcoming changes.  Please click here to watch a recording of that meeting.  


We made improvements to these report submission processes in the ‘new’ SAM.gov with significant collaboration and feedback from our stakeholders. 


Periodically, some vendors are required to submit Service Contract Reports (SCR) or BioPreferred reports about certain contracts that meet specific criteria. Those reports are submitted in legacy (or current) SAM.gov, but will be submitted in the new SAM.gov after May 24. Current reports will be transferred to the modernized site. 


SCRs require contractors to report about all cost-reimbursement, time-and-materials, and labor hour service contracts and orders at or above the simplified acquisition threshold. Federal agency contractors must give preference to bio-based products within designated categories and report (called BioPreferred reports) on the amount spent per category.


In legacy SAM.gov today, these reports are submitted in the “Entity Registrations” tab of the My SAM space. In the modernized environment (coming May 24), they will be submitted from the “Entity Reporting” widget in your Workspace.


This change impacts entities with active contracts that meet the criteria for SCR and BioPreferred reports. Only users with the entity administrator (formerly entity administrator) or data entry role (previously entity registration representative or reporter) can submit these reports. 


Federal users with the For Official Use Only (FOUO) entity management data viewer role and the sensitive entity management data viewer role will view an entity’s SCR and BioPreferred reports on the entity display page. This page is found when you sign in, search for an entity, and select it to view the details of the entity.


Stay tuned to this space on Interact for more information about additional changes coming to the new SAM.gov on May 24.


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