The General Services Administration is in the midst of an ambitious plan to consolidate every federal contracting tool—vendor registration, solicitations, contracts databases, past performance information, wage rates—on a single website named SAM.gov. There is much confusion among the contractor community about that website. Here's the download:
The new website is temporarily called beta.sam.gov and contains opportunity data from what used to be called FBO.gov. FPDS contract award data will be moved to beta.sam.gov in October, 2020. There will be 160,000 rows of data instead of 30,000 rows of data and 12 years of historical data rather than five years. FDPS will be retired on October 17, 2020
Sam.gov will have iterative improvements after launch. Be patient.
The new site is scheduled to lose is "beta" label in 2021.
SAM.gov will be fully functional by 2025
The final site will also include 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.