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Workshop | Where’s the data? Navigating the NEW System for Award Management 8-24-21

Workshop | Where’s the data? Navigating the NEW System for Award Management 8-24-21Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM- Eastern Standard Time [Web Conference]

What is

The System for Award Management ( is an official website of the U.S. Government. There is no cost to use You can use this site to:

  • Register to do business with the U.S. Government
  • Update, renew, or check the status of your entity registration
  • Search for entity registration and exclusion records
  • Search for assistance listings (formerly, wage determinations (formerly, contract opportunities (formerly, and contract data reports (formerly part of
  • View and submit BioPreferred and Service Contract Reports
  • Access publicly available award data via data extracts and system accounts


In this workshop, we will take a deep dive into how to use the system to effectively do market research.

Contract opportunities are listings of federal business opportunities greater than $25,000, including synopses of proposed contract actions, solicitations, and associated information that can be accessed electronically by the public. Organizations registered may compete to be awarded federal contracts.

Additionally, you will learn how to navigate the SAM.Gov site to determine contract data. Contract data reports provide detailed information on awarded contracts using data directly from the Federal Data Procurement System (FPDS). The report data can be aggregated by various attributes and can be downloaded for detailed analysis. There are four categories of contract data reports available:

Standard Reports contain information about contract activity and are formatted to meet the needs of both government and public users. Data in Standard Reports can be filtered and sorted to locate information of interest.

Static Reports are prepared on a fiscal year basis for the public and are available as prepared for download. There are currently four Static Reports for Contract Data represented in the Data Bank section.

Administrative Reports are configurable and available to Federal users assigned the appropriate roles.

Ad Hoc Reports offer the ability to select data fields from the database to run a query. Ad hoc reports are an advanced feature recommended for users who are familiar with the data parameters and knowledge of the sophisticated reporting tool.

Meeting Details

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM- Eastern Standard Time
Location: Web Conference (register to secure log-in/dial-in details)

General Registration & Fees

Registration fees are based on membership level. Members and non-members are welcome.

Fees for this meeting are as follows:

  • Complimentary: NASBC Supplier Members
  • $30: Business Members
  • $50: Individual and Non-Members

Upon completion of your registration, you will be provided with the meeting dial-in and log-in information.


Anna Urman
Senior Procurement Analyst
U.S. Department of State OSDBU

Anna Urman is a leading research analyst specializing in government procurement policy and market analysis. She supports the US Department of State OSDBU in meeting and exceeding its small and set-aside business goals, assisting vendors, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Anna has successfully managed and contributed to custom research efforts for Fortune 50 Corporations, small businesses, and federal agencies. The insight gained through Anna’s research enabled her clients to anticipate and stay abreast of regulatory and legislative changes that would affect the government contractor community.

Anna has extensive primary research experience both qualitative – subject matter expert interviews, as well as quantitative surveys, statistical analysis.

Anna is the former Director of the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Virginia PTAC), and the South Fairfax Small Business Development Center – both federal grant-sponsored programs of George Mason University.