Please join Washington PTAC in wishing the “Beta” in Beta.Sam.Gov a fond farewell! That’s right, “Beta” is going away and the end of this month at which point SAM.gov will fully merge with Beta.Sam.Gov. Why does this matter?
- After May 24, the place where you register to do business with the government will be the same as the place you find opportunities and award notices.
- A “refreshed” design of Beta.Sam.Gov has already occurred. They’ve also enhanced the searching – now the Place of Performance is a defaulted field AND you can search multiple states!
- Anyone will still be able to do basic searches, but to access important functions like saved searches, registration status check, and interested vendors, users must be logged in and their role with the entity must be defined.
The sharks are out! Watch for scammers who want to sell you SAM registration. The official site is free. If you get stuck your local PTAC can assist.
Here are a few free webinars where you can learn more about SAM.gov:
> Washington PTAC will be hosting a workshop on the updated platform functions June 9, 11:00 a.m. PDT. Click here to register.
> GSA: In preparation for the upcoming integration of SAM.gov, you are invited to participate in the next Integrated Award Environment online Stakeholder Forum on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT. Register here.