Nextgov: Federal Contracting Community Shreds FBO Replacement Site in Letter to GSA

“The transition of the federal contracting opportunities website from Federal Business Opportunities, better known as FedBizOpps or FBO, to the Contracting Opportunities page of beta.SAM.gov caused concern ahead of the migration and frustration after the move. Three months after the transition finished, the government contracting community’s anger has yet to be assuaged.”

“Last week, the Professional Services Council—an industry group representing 400 federal contractors—sent a letter to the General Services Administration detailing its members’ concerns and asking for immediate action.”

“’It was … with consternation and concern that PSC watched the dissolution of GSA’s FedBizOps portal and the difficult transition to beta.Sam.gov as its replacement,’ PSC Executive Vice President and Counsel Alan Chvotkin wrote in the letter to Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Julie Dunne. ‘Regrettably, initial ‘bumps in the road’ have continued beyond the functionality that GSA announced would not be carried over from the old system, and our members asked that we bring their views to your attention.’”

“PSC members decried the new site, with many telling GSA they would prefer to see the old FBO site recommissioned. The 22-page letter includes detailed breakdowns of users’ issues with the site, leading off with three user quotes that express the feelings described in many of the responses…” Read the full article here.

Source: Federal Contracting Community Shreds FBO Replacement Site in Letter to GSA – By Aaron Boyd, February 12, 2020. Nextgov.

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