GSA’s Site To Be Modernized on May 24, 2021

Government contractors currently access the U.S. General Services Administration’s System for Award Management (referred to in the industry as “SAM”) for only a few fundamental tasks:

  • Register to do business with the U.S. government;
  • Update or renew their entity registration;
  • Check the status of an entity registration; or
  • Search for entity registration and exclusion records.

But, on May 24, 2021, GSA will update the SAM site to a “modernized environment.”

The new promises to be much more than a registration system; it will be updated to incorporate customer-focused functionality. Changes that users can expect after May 24, 2021, include but are not limited to:

  • A single user URL and login for all functions currently in;
  • A single personalized user Workspace based on your roles and the entity registrations you manage;
  • Landing pages with help specific to entity registrations, exclusions, and entity reporting;
  • Service Contract Reporting (SCR) and Bio-Preferred reporting access from the entity’s Workspace;
  • System account functionalities for non-federal users;
  • Login requirement to search entity registration data;
  • Optional identity verification for entity administrators (not required until 2022);
  • Streamlined search filter functionality;
  • Search for contract opportunities;
  • Find U.S. Department of labor wage rate determinations; and
  • Current registration functions

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