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NEW: GSA Providing Automatic 180-Day Extension of Expiring Entity Registrations in SAM.gov

The U.S. General Services Administration is working to support implementation of many aspects of the American Rescue Plan Act.  GSA’s Integrated Award Environment specifically is working to administer relief for certain entities already registered in SAM.gov in order to do business with the government.  To help reduce burden, there will be a 180-day extension for SAM.gov registrations that have expiration dates ranging between April 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021. https://interact.gsa.gov/blog/new-gsa-providing-automatic-180-day-extension-expiring-entity-registrations-samgov

NIST Cybersecurity and Privacy Support Services (CAPSS)

SOURCES SOUGHT – NIST – Original Response Date: Apr 15, 2021 11:00 am EDT – NIST is seeking information on contractors who can provide cybersecurity research, development and implementation support services and subject matter expertise within the specific task areas 1 thru 7 detailed below. However, in terms of contractor responses to this Sources Sought Notice, please note the level of importance/priority the Government has assigned to each task area. https://beta.sam.gov/opp/b6f51248db754570a2860d60347f0151/view

Pentagon tech office asks industry for ‘leap-ahead capabilities’

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office wants industry to pitch “highly innovative” technologies that could benefit war fighters in future wars. The office, which focuses on prototyping technologies for DoD modernization priorities, released its 2021 Global Needs Statement on March 24 on beta.sam.gov. The office wants to hear from companies about products across these priority areas: artificial intelligence/machine learning; autonomy; biotechnology; cyber; directed energy; fully networked command, communication, and control; hypersonics; microelectronics; quantum; space; 5G; and other disruptive technologies. https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/it-networks/2021/03/26/pentagon-tech-office-asks-industry-for-leap-ahead-capabilities/​​​​​​​

Implementation of the Government Furnished Property Module

The Government Furnished Property (GFP) Module in the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment consolidates GFP management into a single automated platform that enables the reuse of data throughout the GFP lifecycle; thereby, improving data accuracy and reducing manual input of data by contractors. This capability supports the Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Plan for Defense Wide Procurement Capabilities and the Department’s Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation priorities. https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/policy/policyvault/USA000413-21-DPC.pdf

Government Transition from DUNS Number to New Unique Entity Identifier Extended

By April of 2022, the federal government will stop using the DUNS number to uniquely identify entities registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). At that point, entities doing business with the federal government will use a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created in SAM.gov. https://www.gsa.gov/about-us/organization/federal-acquisition-service/office-of-systems-management/integrated-award-environment-iae/iae-information-kit/unique-entity-identifier-update