Integrated Award Environment (IAE)
The Integrated Award Environment (IAE) is a Presidential E-Government initiative managed by the General Services Administration (GSA). The IAE uses innovative processes and technologies to improve systems and operations for those who award, administer, or receive federal financial assistance (i.e.; grants, loans), contracts, and intergovernmental transactions.
Mission, Vision, & Values
The IAE Mission is to support a common, secure business environment which facilitates and supports cost-effective acquisition of, and payment for, goods and services; effective management of federal acquisition and assistance awards; and consistent transparency into federal acquisition and assistance awards.
The IAE Vision is to continue to evolve and integrate the existing shared portfolio of 10 electronic systems used for awarding and administering federal financial assistance (i.e.; grants, loans) and contracts.
The largest and most complex of the E-Government initiatives, the IAE works on behalf of the acquisition and financial assistance communities to save money, be more efficient, reduce burdens on the communities we serve, and improve federal award management.
The IAE Values include employing agile business and systems processes in order to:
- Drive continuous innovation and improvement;
- Serve as active and engaged stewards of federal award data;
- Enable collaboration across the federal government;
- Protect the quality and integrity of the data; and
- Embrace openness and transparency.
The 10 IAE Systems
The Integrated Award Environment manages 10 federal information technology systems that enable searching for, applying for, and tracking federal awards as well as registration capabilities in order to engage in the process. The IAE also manages the Federal Service Desk that assists users in several of the systems.
• Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA): Full listing of Federal assistance programs, projects, services, and activities.
• Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS): Hosts applications used to document contractor and grantee performance information.
• Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS): Online tool to streamline the process of reporting on subcontracting plans and provide agencies with access to data on subcontracting performance.
• Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS): Contains government-entered records on contractor performance, including past performance evaluations and suspensions and debarments.
• Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps): Provides information on business opportunities for the federal government.
• Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Subaward Reporting System (FSRS): System designed to collect subcontract award information in compliance with the FFATA.
• Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS): Source for government-wide contract award data.
• Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS): Single source for contractor performance information.
• System for Award Management (SAM): Entity registration and management.
• Wage Determination Online (WDOL): Information for federal contracting officers to use in obtaining appropriate wage determinations for each official contract action.
The IAE also manages the Federal Service Desk that provides support for SAM, CFDA, eSRS, FBO, FPDS-NG, and FSRS.
IAE By the Numbers - Fiscal Year (FY) 2014
- The IAE systems have at least 3.4 million users; In SAM alone, there are 1.8 million entity management records of which 538,000 are active registrants.
- More than $1 Trillion in federal assistance and awards in 3.3 million transactions were reported in IAE systems, comprising:
- $589 Billion in grants;
- $445 Billion in contracts; and
- $6 Billion in loans.
- More than 500 million hits or page views per month within the IAE systems, including an average of almost 1.25 million searches each week in SAM alone.
- Nearly every federal government transaction above the micro-purchase threshold and every federal financial assistance is reported through the systems managed by IAE.
Governance, Planning, and Implementation
The following bodies provide overall direction and guidance and coordinating support to facilitate the mission of the IAE including:
Award Committee for E-Government (ACE)
An advisory and decision making body with responsibility for strategic planning and functional governance of the IAE portfolio of systems.
The ACE responsibilities include strategic planning; providing a disciplined process and approach to decisions, priorities, and community needs for the IAE systems; resolving conflicts in priorities from other elements of the governance process; and identifying policy or other considerations for OMB decision or actions. The ACE also is responsible for approving algorithms and associated funding levels required of the line of business partners.
The ACE consists of senior leaders from both the procurement and financial assistance communities, as well as representatives from the Office of Management and Budget and other non-voting Advisor Agencies
Financial Assistance Committee for E-Government (FACE)
The functional community group that is dedicated to addressing the needs of the federal financial assistance community as it pertains to collecting, using, disseminating, and displaying federal financial assistance data.
Procurement Committee for E-Government (PCE)
The PCE represents the functional needs of the procurement and broader acquisition community, and it serves as the community voice for data collection, reporting, and the analysis of the outcomes expected from the IAE portfolio of systems. This group will resolve any decisions regarding scope or other issues arising from the IAE systems unique to federal procurement.
GSA Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
In co-lead with GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), the GSA Chief Information Office is responsible for the development and operation of IAE.
GSA Federal Acquisition Service IAE Program Office
The GSA FAS office that executes and manages IAE operations.
IAE Change Control Board (CCB)
The CCB is the decision-making body for proposed change requests that affect IAE systems.
Administered by GSA/IAE, the CCB is comprised of voting representatives from each of the CFO Act federal agencies. It is responsible for making decisions about IAE that improve award management for acquisition, grants, loans and life-cycle performance across the federal space.
The CCB affects integration of IAE across functional areas and meets statutory and regulatory requirements.
More information about the IAE and the systems we manage is available in our online industry collaboration community on Interact or by emailing IAEOutreach@gsa.gov.
More information about and assistance with SAM, CFDA, eSRS, FBO, and FSRS can be found at the Federal Service Desk.