IAE is pleased to announce that the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) reports functions will complete migration into beta.SAM.gov on October 17, 2020. This transition follows a successful soft launch and agile iterative improvement process that began in March 2020.
Keep in mind: only the FPDS reports function is transitioning–this includes static, standard, administrative, and ad hoc reports. The rest of FPDS functionality will remain in place at FPDS.gov; FPDS itself is not being retired at this time.
Once this transition is complete, beta.SAM.gov will be the only place to run contract data reports and the reports module in FPDS will be retired. Between now and October 17, 2020, FPDS remains the authoritative source for reports data.
Experienced reports users will see that the core data of static, standard, and administrative reports in beta.SAM.gov have not changed. However, the tool used to create ad hoc reports is different. To help ease the change we have worked with users throughout the federal government and industry to develop and hone training videos, reference guides, and FAQs that can help both new and experienced reports users. We’ve recently added three new videos on drilling, sending and sharing, and using granular filters.
Prior to October 17, 2020, while reports are available in both places, we encourage all users to become familiar with contract data reports in beta.SAM.gov. Make sure to create and run reports in beta.SAM.gov and use the feedback button in beta.SAM.gov to let us know what you think. You also should go to your reports history to see any ad hoc reports that were migrated from FPDS.
Additionally, users will see some key benefits in the new reports tool, such as an increased maximum number of rows returned from 30,000 to 150,000 rows and an increased maximum number of years of reportable data from five to 12 years. These changes mean you can create a single report with more information, saving time.
We appreciate your feedback and support in the process of building beta.SAM.gov. It is a truly collaborative effort among the IAE team, our users, and our stakeholders, and this collaboration continues as we integrate reports capabilities from FPDS.