How to Get Email Notifications for Saved “Contracting Opportunities” Searches in beta.SAM.gov

When the General Services Administration decommissioned FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov) in November, one of its most-used features by federal contractors was not immediately available in the new system at beta.SAM.gov: Email notifications of search results from saved searches (known in FedBizOpps as search agents). This feature is now available for “contracting opportunities” searches in beta.SAM.gov. Here are … Read more

Receipts-Based Small Business Size Standards Adjusted for Inflation

Earlier this year, the Small Business Administration (SBA) increased the receipts-based business size standards for 518 industries. These adjustments were made to account for inflation that has occurred since the last adjustment in 2014. The SBA will continue to review size standards every five years, as mandated by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. … Read more

Small Business Size Calculations Changing January 6, 2020

If you maintain your company’s entity registration in the System for Award Management (SAM), you’ve seen the “Size Metrics” page that asks for your company’s average annual receipts and number of employees. Entering accurate information on this page is critical, as it determines whether your company qualifies as a small business in the industries you … Read more

Register now for this free webinar about the upcoming decommissioning of FBO.gov

The following notice is from the GSA: Dear industry partners and stakeholders, FBO.gov is going to retire in November, 2019. Please register here for a virtual webinar about the upcoming decommissioning of FBO.gov.  The program will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 1:00 PM EDT.  You must pre-register to join the event. The Integrated … Read more

FedBizOps.gov (FBO.gov) is set to decommission on November 8, 2019

The following notice is from the GSA: As you might have heard by now, FedBizOps.gov (FBO.gov) is set to decommission on November 8, 2019.  The decommission of the system and the migration of federal opportunities into beta.SAM.gov will mark IAE’s third system decommission recently (joining CDFA.gov and WDOL.gov).  It’s all part of our ongoing effort … Read more

Companies in Montana are Continually Scammed by Fake SAM Registration Operations

Small businesses that sell products or services to the Federal government are routinely being taken advantage of by companies that charge them to register in System for Award Management (SAM). SAM is administered by the US General Services Administration (GSA). Launched in July of 2012, SAM combined the various federal government certifications and registrations, necessary … Read more