The IAE Systems

The Integrated Award Environment (IAE) uses an innovative design and development approach to improve processes and implement policies for those who award, administer, or receive federal awards.

Streamlining Federal Awards

Until recently, the IAE managed ten online systems for people who make, manage, and receive federal awards. Today, the number of IAE systems has been reduced to seven. In the long run, it will be reduced to one in what is known today as beta.SAM.gov (but will eventually become SAM.gov).

The new consolidated system will utilize a single login to access the site. The integrated system will simplify daily tasks and increase business knowledge by providing users a powerful search tool, one robust reporting tool, and one workspace for managing their day-to-day work.

To learn more about beta.SAM.gov and the consolidation of IAE Systems, visit the What is beta.SAM.gov page.

The IAE Systems Today

The IAE currently operates and maintains the following systems:

beta.SAM.gov includes these decommissioned legacy systems:

  • Contract Opportunities, formerly Federal Business Opportunities (FBO.gov), transitioned in November 2019. For acquisitions of supplies and services, agencies are required to publish notices of proposed contract actions expected to exceed $25,000. Notices included solicitations, pre-solicitations, sole source justifications, and other notices.
  • Assistance Listings, formerly Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA.gov), transitioned in May 2018. Assistance listings provide a comprehensive description of all federal assistance including information on eligibility, how to apply, and matching requirements.
  • Wage Determinations, formerly Wage Determinations OnLine (WDOL), transitioned in June 2019. Wage determinations provide the required wage rates and fringe benefit rates that must be met on federal procurement contracts for each labor category covered by the Davis Bacon Act or the Service Contract Act as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor.

CPARS contains data on federal contractors, including both past performance information and integrity records (proceedings related to federal awards, terminations, etc.). Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) was a single source for contractor performance information. This system has merged into CPARS.

eSRS is a web-based reporting tool to collect subcontracting accomplishments and share the information with the awarding official.

FAPIIS contains data entered by government personnel into the FAPIIS input module in CPARS and the Performance Information section of SAM. Awardee-entered information is entered in and retrieved from the Entity Management section of SAM.

FPDS-NG contains publicly available information about all unclassified contract actions exceeding the micro-purchase threshold and any modifications to those actions that change previously reported data, regardless of dollar value. Contract data reports, the reporting function of FPDS-NG, has been integrated into beta.SAM.gov and will only be accessible at beta.SAM.gov, starting on October 17, 2020. The remaining functions will transition later.

FSRS is the reporting tool federal prime awardees (i.e., prime contractors and prime grants recipients) use to capture and report sub-award and executive compensation data regarding their first-tier sub-awards to meet FFATA reporting requirements.

SAM is where entities register to do business with the U.S. government, update or renew entity registration, check the status of an entity registration, and search for entity registration and exclusion records.

The Federal Service Desk, managed by the IAE, provides support for SAM, beta.SAM.gov, FPDS, eSRS, and FSRS. Users can access this free resource by toll-free phone, by web form, and by web chat. Users can also search through a database of frequently asked questions at FSD.gov. The feedback IAE receives through the FSD is integral to how we improve services and systems to enhance customers’ experience.

The FSD's live help hours of operation are: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET U.S. calls: 866-606-8220 International calls: +1 334-206-7828 DSN: 94-866-606-8220

Last Reviewed: 2020-11-23