Tracking Federal Business

The Integrated Award Environment (IAE) was initiated in 2001 to bring together the government-wide systems that facilitate and track federal award activities and thereby reduce duplication, lower information technology costs and create a more efficient federal award process. Since inception, the IAE continues to evolve to meet the needs of the federal award community and the surrounding stakeholders.

The functionalities of IAE are currently delivered through ten IT systems that have far reaching impact into government, industry and non-profit operations. Collectively these systems support anyone seeking to do business with the government.

As part of IAE, more than 400,000 entities are registered to do business with the government in the System for Award Management (SAM). SAM combines the registration process with the commercial representations and certifications required to contract with the government; and since its launch in fall 2012, compliance with the regulation requiring online representations and certifications rose to 100% from 29%. Additionally, SAM displays required information on excluded parties, enabling contracting professionals across government to use a single site to search for and review active entities who may conduct business.

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