Beta SAM Update

Stay updated with Blackfyre's essential guide on the significant migration of Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) to and its impact on federal contract data reporting.

Beta SAM Update

As strategists at Blackfyre, a distinguished GSA Federal Schedule Consulting firm, we pledge to keep our clients updated about pivotal amendments in federal procurement systems. The shift of the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) to is a noteworthy progression, and here we offer a crucial update you need to take note of:

Key Updates on FPDS Migration to

August 3, 2020 Update:

The finalized transfer of the reports functionality from FPDS to is now shifted for completion by October 17, 2020. This delay offers more time for users to adapt to the newly introduced system.

May 21, 2020 Update:

The decommissioning of FPDS's reports functionality, originally planned for May 16, 2020, is deferred. A new final transition date will be decided later in the year.

Understanding the Transition and Its Impact

1. What’s Changing:

The report functionality of FPDS is moving to This signifies that will turn into the primary source for federal contract data reports, though FPDS will retain some functionality.

2. Improvements in

  • Enhanced capabilities, including extended data range (12 years instead of 5), larger report sizes (up to 150,000 rows), improved sharing options, and more reportable data fields.
  • An intuitive report creation wizard for easier navigation and report generation.

3. Types of Reports:

FPDS has four report types: Static, Standard, Ad Hoc, and Administrative. These will be accessible in the Data Bank segment of, with certain access restrictions based on user roles.

4. Training and Resources: offers various resources, such as reference guides and training videos, to ease users in transitioning to the new platform.

5. Alternative to FPDS:, which procures daily contract award data from FPDS, provides a more user-friendly interface and can substitute some FPDS functionalities.

Blackfyre’s Support for Clients

1. Navigational Assistance:

Our team at Blackfyre will deliver directions to clients in traversing and utilizing the new elements of productively.

2. Training and Workshops:

We will conduct training sessions and workshops to enable clients to comprehend the modifications and how to retrieve reports on the new site.

3. Continuous Updates:

Our dedicated team will keep clients briefed about any subsequent updates or variations in the migration process.

4. Strategy Planning:

We at Blackfyre will aid in devising how to exploit the new system for advanced market research, competitor analysis, and procurement opportunities.


The transition of FPDS to symbolizes a significant alteration in how contract data is accessed and reported. Blackfyre is longing to ensure our clients comfortably navigate to and reap benefits from the new system. For further assistance or to discuss how these modifications impact your business plans, please get in touch with Blackfyre. Our expert GSA consultants are standing by to deliver comprehensive support and solutions. Guided by a former GSA Schedule Reviewer, we pledge to offer the supreme GSA Schedule Consulting services.

Pedro has extensive background as a Contracting Officer and Contract Specialist, has worked across seven federal agencies, managing contracts totaling over $1 billion in the professional and tech sectors. His notable tenure includes serving with the DoD/DARPA during the inception of their robotics program. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in initiating the Cyber Special Item Number (SIN) within the GSA's IT Schedule 70 as a Team Lead. After graduating from Harvard, he started Blackfyre to help you win your next contract.

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