The President’s Management on E-Government established the Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) in 2001 to develop a secure business environment that facilitates and supports cost-effective acquisition of goods and services by agencies, eliminating inefficiencies in the current Government acquisition environment. The premise of a Government-wide IAE is to create efficiency through leveraged applications and technology through a web based portal platform on the Internet. Refer to GSA Home Page at
The General Services Administration, as the managing partner of the IAE, leads the development of the Internet web site. Applications tested and piloted by ME as a part of the IAE, provide on-line tools and capabilities that assist agency acquisition professionals by providing a directory to facilitate ordering from inter agency contracts and catalogs on-line across the Government at www.contractdirectory.gov; and provide tools to assist acquisition professionals in pre-award decisions involving individuals and contractors ineligible to obtain Government contracts viewed thru the Excluded Partners List System at www.epls.gov.
The FebBizOpps web-based application, at www.fbo.gov, also tested and piloted by ME is the single Government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal Government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the internet, and commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the Federal contracting community.