The days are numbered for the Federal Business Opportunities, or FedBizOpps, website. The General Services Administration announced this week via a blog post that it will shut down the outdated and hard-to-navigate website in the coming months. According to Nextgov, the shutdown will occur by the end of 2019 (in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020) and the GSA will move all of the site’s functionality into a new centralized system for federal contract opportunities.
“By the fiscal year 2020, the transition of all the things you do today in FBO.gov will move into the centralized system beta.SAM.gov (under the domain name ‘Contract Opportunities’),” GSA says in the blog post.
The GSA is merging 10 acquisition-focused websites into SAM.gov. Those sites include FedBizOpps, as well as the current System for Award Management, or SAM; the Federal Procurement Data System, FPDS; the grants site Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, CFDA; Wage Determinations Online, WDOL; Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System, eSRS; the past performance databases, the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System, FAPIIS; Contractor Performance Assessment Reports System, CPARS; and Past Performance Information Retrieval System, PPIRS; and the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, FFATA.
“Once the modernization is complete, we will have one homepage with a single sign-on, one powerful search tool, one robust reporting tool and one workspace where users can access the information and tools they need to make, receive and manage federal awards,” according to SAM.gov.