SAM.gov Transition to beta.SAM.gov

Multi-Step Integration of the System for Award Management (SAM) into beta.SAM.gov

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SAM.gov is where users register to do business with the federal government, find exclusion records, and perform other tasks. The Integrated Award Environment (IAE) is preparing to merge SAM.gov, IAE’s largest system, into the modernized beta.SAM.gov environment on May 24, 2021. Once integrated, legacy SAM.gov will be decommissioned and the new environment will retire the “beta” and be renamed SAM.gov.

Graphic of IAE systems being integrated into one environment

Before integration, a new look and feel will be introduced on beta.SAM.gov on April 26, 2021. The new design will change the presentation of current data sets and information on beta.SAM.gov, but it will not change core data or core functions of the system. The new look and feel will remain when the two systems merge. Essentially, we’re giving our current beta.SAM.gov users a head start and a chance to get used to the new design before SAM.gov functionality migrates over.

Once the integration occurs, the system will provide a modern portal for entities to register, update, renew, and check the status of their registration in the rebranded SAM.gov. Federal and non-federal users will be able to search for registrations and exclusions, and entities will be able to perform service contract and BioPreferred reporting.

This transition aligns with GSA’s commitment to modernize the IAE systems to improve the user experience. We have held focus groups within and outside the government to learn more about what works for our various users, and the changes coming have been planned with their feedback in mind. This integration follows the successful integrations of CFDA.gov (assistance listings), WDOL.gov (wage determinations), FBO.gov (contract opportunities), and the contract data reports functionality from FPDS.gov.

Important Facts about the SAM.gov Transition

Core functions of SAM will not change.

  • Entities with an active registration do not need to take action.
  • The process to register to do business with the government will not change.
  • New security requirements are being introduced to provide additional protection of entity data.
    • Security requirements include new controls for federal users who access FOUO and sensitive entity data

Core data will not change, although the user interface to search and access data is being updated.

  • Data associated with existing entities will carry over to the new environment.
  • User roles will also migrate, provided the user’s SAM.gov account and beta.SAM.gov accounts are associated with the same email address in their login.gov account.

Questions about the integration can be directed to the Federal Service Desk at FSD.gov.

Last Reviewed: 2021-03-15