The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Integrated Award Environment (IAE) program consolidates separate systems into the beta.SAM.gov website, but on April 26, 2021, the current SAM.gov will be integrated into the modernized beta.SAM.gov environment – with the term ‘beta’ being retired.

“This transition aligns with GSA’s commitment to modernize the IAE systems to improve the user experience,” GSA wrote in a website posting. “We have held focus groups within and outside the government to learn more about what works for our various users, and the changes coming have been planned with their feedback in mind.”

GSA said that the core data and functionality won’t be changing, but “there will be a new look and feel for much of that functionality.”

GSA began transitioning its solicitations from the former FedBizOpps website to beta.SAM.gov system in November 2019 as part of GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy

The beta.SAM.gov website has been in testing since 2017.

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