GSA says integrated acquisition site is fixed

The General Services Administration’s new System for Award Management website is live again.

SAM went live July 31, but was taken offline a few days later after experiencing some technical problems. GSA officials worked with IBM, the project’s contractor, to fix performance issues.

SAM is a central database for federal contracting data. GSA has completed the first phase of a long and bumpy transition away from outdated information systems, combining several governmentwide databases in a bid to become more efficient.

SAM includes the Central Contractor Registration system; the Online Representations and Certifications Application; and the Excluded Parties List System.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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