System for Award Management

  • GSA issues IBM a letter of concern for problems with procurement system

    The General Services Administration’s new System for Award Management (SAM) is not running smoothly one week after it launched. GSA told IBM to fix the system or face possible penalties.

  • OFPP keeping a close eye on struggling acquisition system consolidation

    GSA’s System for Award Management is finding its footing after a rough start. OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan said he’s watching the systems’ progress carefully.

  • GSA sending resources, expertise to rescue SAM

    Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini shifted responsibility for the troubled System for Award Management to the CIO’s office and the Federal Acquisition Service and out of the Office of Governmentwide Policy. GSA is reconsidering all of its options, including possibly recompeting the contract for SAM. OASIS, Networks 2020 and changes to the schedules program also are making progress.

  • Senators push Tangherlini for assurances GSA is improving

    Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members support Dan Tangherlini to be the permanent administrator of the General Services Administration. Lawmakers, however, wanted more answers about the troubled SAM program and the recent IG report on management interference of contract negotiations.

  • GSA plots path ahead for once-troubled acquisition management system

    GSA says its problem-plagued System for Award Management is now working, but its failures have pushed agency officials to pursue a new path to consolidate the government’s approach to procurement data.

  • Next man up: Booz Allen tries its hand to modernize GSA’s IAE

    GSA awarded Booz Allen a $64.5 million contract over the next five years to develop a cloud service broker model using open source and cloud technologies to modernize the 10 databases that make up IAE.

  • Sen. McCaskill threatens to hold up nomination of new GSA administrator

    The Missouri Democrat is frustrated over the lack of answers from GSA about the program to consolidate eight disparate databases holding vendor information. McCaskill said the System for Award Management is taking too long and is costing too much.

  • Jason Miller: SAM could delay Turner Roth confirmation

    The General Services Administration has been working to combine eight contractor databases into a single system. Officials now say it will take at least another two years to complete. But, GSA has already been working on the System for Award Management since 2010. Not surprisingly, that timetable is leaving some on Capitol Hill frustrated. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the latest on SAM and how the slow-moving program could impact Denise Turner Roth’s promotion to agency administrator.

  • GSA’s central contractor website victimized by fraud for second time

    GSA began alerting vendors on March 22 after it found a third-party changed the financial information of “a limited number” of contractors registered on the SAM.gov portal.

  • 70,000 contractors must get notarized letters in next 60 days to continue working for government

    The General Services Administration’s System for Award Management still is recovering from a second fraud incident in the last three years.