This website was designed to create an easily navigable resource to share the efforts to achieve its vision of more efficient and transparent practices through better use of information, people, processes and technology.
The System for Award Management (SAM) is the official U.S. government system that consolidates the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA and EPLS. There is NO fee to register for SAM. If you used any of the previous systems, you should now go to www.sam.gov to update your information. SAM training tools and quick-start guides are available on both the SAM and Federal Service Desk websites, located at www.sam.gov and www.fsd.gov.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are requesting entity registration information from the System for Award Management (SAM) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you need to go to SAM.gov > Data Access > Public Extracts and select the Legacy CCR Extracts Public (“FOIA”) Data Package. It is updated on the 15th of every month.
FAR Council Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules and Paperwork Burden Plan
As called for by President Obama in Executive Order 13563, "to facilitate the periodic review of existing significant regulations," The FAR Council finalized its plan to perform a retrospective review of existing significant regulations. In May 2012, the President issued Executive Order 13610, which requires Federal agencies to continually scrutinize rules and requirements on the books to make sure they are still necessary, streamlined and up-to-date. He emphasized that agencies should give special consideration to reducing burdens on small businesses and should prioritize “initiatives that will produce significant quantifiable monetary savings or significant quantifiable reductions in paperwork burdens.” Following up on that directive, last June the Administration launched an aggressive paperwork burden reduction effort to eliminate unnecessary burdens on the American people and businesses. Agencies across the Administration, including the FAR Council, heeded the President’s call and submitted a paperwork reduction plan.
– Status Update (January 2013)
– Status Update (December 2012)
– Status Update (May 2012)
– Status Update (July 2013)
The Product and Service Codes (PSC) Manual - Effective 1 October 2011, provides codes to describe products, services, and research and development (R&D) purchased by the federal government. These codes indicate WHAT? was bought for each contract action reported in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS).
Federal Acquisition System Requirements
Access the Federal Acquisition System Requirements, a draft document which specifies the functional and technical requirements that Acquisition Systems must satisfy in order to be purchased for Federal agency use. [PDF][HTML]
Contractor Performance Evaluations
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires agencies to post all Contractor Performance Evaluations in the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS).