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FedBizOpps transitioned to beta.sam.gov

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FedBizOpps was the place where all the federal government’s contracts valued at more than $25,000 were announced. You could find it here – https://www.fbo.gov/ before it transitioned into beta.sam.gov in November 2019.

Factsheet about the FBO.gov transition, November 2019: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FBO_Is_Transitioning_to_Beta_Factsheet_%281%29.pdf

Helpful Hints for tracking contract opportunities can be found here now that “watch lists” from FBO are gone: https://interact.gsa.gov/blog/helpful-hints-new-contract-opportunities-function-betasamgov-how-track-opportunities

Quick start guide for contractors: http://falextracts.s3.amazonaws.com/Documentation/Federal%20Hierarchy/QSG%20Opportunities%20Part%204%20of%204%20-%20Contractors.pdf

Current status of the consolidation: https://beta.sam.gov/help/whats-next

Resource Link: https://www.fbo.gov/

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IPP – Web-based vendor invoicing

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IPP is a Web-based system that provides one integrated, secure system to simplify the management of vendor invoices. It is offered at no charge to federal agencies and their vendors. IPP can help federal agencies avoid Prompt Payment penalties by supporting more efficient invoice processing while automating invoice collection, validation and approval workflows. Vendors can manage their receivables more easily using one system to transact with multiple agencies.

As of 2018, 87 federal government entities use IPP, including the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of the Interior (DOI) and Department of the Treasury. Thirteen additional federal government entities are in the process of implementing IPP.

Vendors enrolled in IPP use Payment Notification Service (PNS) to be notified when payments are issued by an even larger number of federal government entities. The vendors can also access their remittance information free of charge through IPP.

Resource Link: https://www.ipp.gov/vendors/enrollment-vendors

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Transition to the new SAM.gov

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Federal agencies, in an effort lead by the General Services Administration, are combining over 10 disparate databases of procurement, past performance, and vendor information into a cohesive portal with one interface, a single sign-on, better security, and enhanced search functionality.  Details on the plan and integration can be found here:

https://virginiaptac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/New-SAM.gov-beta.pdf

Resource Link: https://virginiaptac.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/New-SAM.gov-beta.pdf

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National Stock Number (NSN) Lookup

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The following is good site to find out information on NSN number purchases done on the DIBBS system.  By entering a National Stock Number (NSN) you can find award history with prices and vendor info.

Use this link to find NSN award info. Please be aware of browser/configuration settings when accessing DLA websites.

https://www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil/Awards/

Resource Link: https://www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil/Awards/

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