live chat to be Decommissioned Nov. 8, 2019

This transition will impact virtually every federal government contractor, as currently serves as the single government-wide point of entry for federal government opportunities over $25,000. Indeed, by law, government buyers are required to publicize proposed contract actions over $25,000 by posting information about the actions directly on (see e.g., FAR 5.101(a)(1)).

According to a fact sheet issued by the GSA, “[o]nce the transition [from] is complete, will have the same federal business opportunity capabilities that are found today in [].” In addition, the GSA reports that there will be a number of improvements, including:

  • The ability to search for opportunities by number, keyword, or location for more precise results (including easy-to-use search filters).
  • Easy-to-read headers that will allow you to reference key information quickly.
  • The option to access previous versions of opportunity notices with one click.
  • The ability to set up notices, with a simple click, that will notify you when frequently used contract opportunities are updated.
  • The ability to manage alerts easily through a new user workspace (frequency, turn on/off).
  • A user-friendly design with logical navigation and industry best practices embedded.
  • Shared login, search, workspace, data services, reports, and a design that will allow you to leverage other IAE system data easily.

Importantly, the GSA’s fact sheet states that, “[i]n order to transition roles from [] to, you will need to create a new account in”

If you have any questions about this noteworthy development, please do not hesitate to contact Aron Beezley.

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