1. Contract Opportunities. This is a publicly available Web site at https://beta.sam.gov/ where many of the Government's solicitations are posted. There are several exceptions to the posting requirement; these are located at FAR 5.202, e.g., disclosure would compromise the national security. Both active and archived solicitations are available. Each solicitation is identified with a procurement classification code, e.g., 42 is fire-fighting, rescue, and safety equipment. In addition, Contract Opportunities includes contract award information. This Web site is where agencies are required to post justifications for less than full-and-open competition (Justification and Approval, or J&A) and associated documentation, as well as sources-sought notices. Vendors are able to search for and retrieve posted J&As according to specific criteria, such as J&A authority, posted date range, and contract award date.
2. USASpending.gov: This Web site http://www.usaspending.gov was established pursuant to the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA). FFATA required a single searchable Web site, accessible to the public--at no cost to access--to include each Federal award. The specific information provided at USASpending.gov includes--
· The name of the award recipient.
· The amount of the award.
· The date the award was signed.
· The agency making the award.
· The location of the entity receiving the award.
· A unique identifier of the entity receiving the award.
· The product or service code for the supplies or services being purchased.
· A description of the award.
· If a modification to an existing award, the reason for the modification.
3. GSA eLibrary. GSA eLibrary at http://www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov is the online source for the latest contract award information for--
· GSA Schedules;
· Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedules; and
· Technology Contracts, including Government-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), Network Services and Telecommunications Contracts, and Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70.
GSA eLibrary is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide up-to-date information on which suppliers have contracts and what items are available, by using various search options, i.e.--
· Contract number;
· Contractor/manufacturer name;
· Schedule name, Schedule number, category/sub-category name, or category number/special item number (SIN); or
· Technology contract name, contract number, or category name/number.
GSA eLibrary also provides an alphabetical listing of available contractors, allowing customers to easily locate all Schedule and technology contracts for a particular company. An updated category guide is designed to facilitate searches for specific groups of items. Other featuresinclude:
· Access to information on millions of supplies (products) and services;
· Information on the latest Schedule program changes, including a ''News''area;
· Access to the complete list of all GSA and Veterans Affairs Schedules from the ''View Schedule contracts'' link;
· Links to technology contracts--IT Schedule 70, the complete list of GWACs, and network services and
· Links to GSA Advantage!® Online shopping for eBusiness and eBuy, GSA's electronic Request For Quotation (RFQ) system;
· Ability to download current PDF versions of Schedules;
· Ability to download contract award information in an Excel format by category;
· Links to contractor Web sites, email addresses, and text files containing contract terms and conditions; and
· Identification of Schedule contractors participating in cooperative purchasing and/or disaster recovery
4. Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS). FPDS is an online central repository containing a searchable collection of Federal contracts with a potential value of $3,000 or more, including all subsequent modifications. It is available at http://www.fpds.gov. FPDS provides public access to many standard and custom reports about these actions, products/services purchased, vendor socioeconomic information, dates of award and completion, and dollar values.
5. The Recovery Act Web site at https://youth.gov/federal-links/recoverygov was established pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Act), to foster greater accountability and transparency in the use of funds made available in the Act. The Web site has been operational since February 17,2009. This Web site gives taxpayers user-friendly tools to track Recovery funds, showing how and where the funds are spent. In addition, the site offers the public an opportunity to report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse related to Recovery funding.
6. Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) www.fapiis.gov. FAPIIS was established under section 872 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2009, and includes specific information on the integrity and performance of covered Government agency contractors and grantees information on defective cost or pricing contractor convictions, terminations for default, and administrative agreements reached in lieu of suspension or debarment. Section 3010 of Public Law 111-212, making supplemental appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010, requires the posting of FAPIIS information ''on a publicly available Internet Web site.''