Integrated Award Environment (IAE)


The Integrated Award Environment (IAE) is a Presidential E-Government initiative that the General Services Administration (GSA) uses to improve systems and operations for those who award, administer, or receive federal financial assistance (i.e., grants and/or loans), contracts, and intergovernmental transactions.

The Integrated Award Environment manages 10 federal information technology systems that enable searching for, applying for, and tracking federal awards as well as registration capabilities in order to engage in the process. The IAE also manages the Federal Service Desk that assists users in several of the systems.

Logos of the 10 IAE systems

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA): Full listing of Federal assistance programs, projects, services, and activities.
  • Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS): Hosts applications used to document contractor and grantee performance information.
  • Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS): Online tool to streamline the process of reporting on subcontracting plans and provide agencies with access to data on subcontracting performance.
  • Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS): Contains government-entered records on contractor performance, including past performance evaluations and suspensions and debarments.
  • Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps): Provides information on business opportunities for the federal government.
  • Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Subaward Reporting System (FSRS): System that collects subcontract award information in compliance with the FFATA.
  • Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS): Source for government-wide contract award data.
  • Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS): Single source for contractor performance information.
  • System for Award Management (SAM): Entity registration and management.
  • Wage Determination Online (WDOL): Information for federal contracting officers to use in obtaining appropriate wage determinations for each official contract action.
Filed under: Government Contracting Tips, Lesson 1: Market Research