Contractors have a new website to keep tabs on open federal procurements. Beta.SAM.gov replaced FedBizOpps as the go to place to learn about what agencies were looking for. The transition wasn’t without hiccups however, and several features from the old website are no longer present. Joe Jordan, CEO of Actuparo, says that the GSA’s response to the issues was not adequate.
“I do feel that the initial response probably underplayed the gravity of the situation. I have been in the government. I have run a business. When you’re running a business, something like this, It’s not just oh, I’m not going to get this contract, but what’s going to happen to my employees, these are people with families, and GSA really downplayed that element. I do think they are getting the message.” Jordan said.