The General Services Administration launched beta.SAM.gov in 2017 as the modernized environment where the 10 Integrated Award Environment (IAE) systems will become one. To date, three IAE systems have migrated into beta.SAM.gov completely and some functionality from a fourth system has also merged into the new environment.
Now, GSA is preparing to merge legacy SAM.gov into the beta.SAM.gov environment. SAM.gov, IAE’s largest system, is where users register to do business with the federal government, find exclusion records, and perform other tasks. After the merger, the system will be known only as SAM.gov (no more “beta”).
Phase one, scheduled for April 26, 2021, will change the look and feel of beta.SAM.gov to prepare for the SAM.gov merge that will happen a few weeks later. The new look and feel will remain when the two systems merge. Essentially, GSA is giving its current beta.SAM.gov users a head start and a chance to get used to the new design before SAM.gov functionality migrates over.
Phase two, scheduled for May 24, 2021, will migrate the functionality of SAM.gov into beta.SAM.gov (keeping the new design). The term “beta” will be retired, and there will be only one SAM.gov. This change affects all SAM.gov users.
Read more at: GSA Interact