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									                  Release Notes
Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation
                 Service Pack 9.4
               Versions: 1.0 and 1.1


     Installation Date: March 26, 2004, 10:00 p.m. EST


                           FINAL




                          Prepared by:




                Global Computer Enterprises, Inc.
              10780 Parkridge Boulevard, Suite 300
                       Reston, VA 20191




                       March 24, 2004
                                                                                                               FPDS-NG SP 9.4 Release Notes



                                                               Table of Contents

Section                                                                                                                                               Page
1    Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... 1
  1.1     Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 1
  1.2     Documentation ............................................................................................................................ 1
  1.3     Impact to Users ............................................................................................................................ 1
  1.4     Impact to Integrators.................................................................................................................... 1
  1.5     FPDS-NG Updates and Notices .................................................................................................. 1
  1.6     Help Desk. ................................................................................................................................... 1
  1.7     Reports......................................................................................................................................... 1
2    Change Descriptions ............................................................................................................................ 2




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1     INTRODUCTION
1.1       Overview
This document describes the enhancements and changes made to the FPDS-NG system. These changes
are included in the software release described below. The Software Problem Report (SPR) tracking
number is included for each change.
1.2       Documentation
Changes to documentation required by this service pack include:
         XML Specifications – This document had no changes.
         Web Services – This document had no changes.
         Data Dictionary – This document had no changes.
         Use Case Summary – This document had no changes.
         Validation Rules – This document had no changes.
         Batch Format – This document had no changes.
         Online Help – This document had no changes.
         Computer-Based Training – This document had no changes.
         Report Manual – This document had no changes.
1.3       Impact to Users
The impact to the user is addressed for each change made to the system.
1.4       Impact to Integrators
The impact to the integrators is addressed for each change made to the system.
1.5       FPDS-NG Updates and Notices
All updates and notices are posted to the FPDS-NG website at http://www.fpdsng.com/downloads.html.
The most recent updates and anticipated changes are posted at http://www.fpds-ng.com/status.html.
1.6       Help Desk
If you have questions about the FPDS-NG system, please call the FPDS-NG Help Desk at (703) 390-5360
or (866) 490-3737. You may fax us at (703) 390-5365 or visit the FPDS-NG website at
https://www.fpds.gov.
1.7       Reports
The following reports have been posted:
         Performance Statistics for Departments
         Performance Statistics for Agencies
         Performance Statistics for Contracting Offices
         List of Users for Department-Agency
The reports are described in an associated document called FPDS-NG Reports Version 1.2, which is
posted to the FPDS-NG website www.fpdsng.com/downloads .

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2     CHANGE DESCRIPTIONS
    Software
                                                                                                   Impact on
    Problem                    Description                          Impact on Users
                                                                                                  Integrators
    Report ID
      1680      Added a “Clear” button to the report            Clearing criteria fields can   None.
                criteria screens for conformity.                be accomplished with one
                                                                button click.
      1851      Added a “Help” button to the reports            Users have access to           None.
                toolbar to provide access to on-line help       report-related help from
                from the reports screens.                       the Reports screens.
      2217      Added total count to “List of Users for         Report now displays total      None.
                Department-Agency” report.                      number of users that meet
                                                                the entered criteria.
      2490      Enhanced system to calculate “Small             Small Business                 None.
                Business Competitiveness Demonstration          Competitiveness
                Program” value.                                 Demonstration Program
                                                                will be set to True/Yes
                                                                when applicable.
      2585      Fixed issue that caused the “Last Modified      “Last Modified By” field       None.
                By” field to appear to be updated on the        will not change on the
                screen with the current user when the           screen when using the
                “Print” button is clicked.                      Print function.
      2619      Enhanced Novation functionality to handle       None.                          None.
                corrections that remove the Novation from
                a document. All later modifications will
                revert back to the previous vendor.
      2620      Corrected Referenced IDV search results         Referenced IDV search          None.
                to show the changed vendor when there           results will show the
                has been a novation, rather than always         correct vendor, making it
                showing the vendor from the base                easier for users to confirm
                document.                                       that they have the correct
                                                                IDV.
      2664      Added a validation rule to prevent users        Prevent users from             None.
                from selecting “Novation” as the “Reason        reporting modifications
                for Modification” on Delivery/Task Orders       with inappropriate “Reason
                and BPA Calls.                                  for Modification.”
      2665      Updated CBT and Help to reflect the latest      Computer-Based Training        None.
                changes in the application.                     and Help files are more
                                                                accurate.
      2671      Optimized and formatted the “Performance        Improved performance and       None.
                Statistics for Contracting Office Report.”      presentation of the report.
      2672      Enhanced APIs to be more flexible when          Eliminated the need for the    The system will now
                receiving vendor data from integrated           user to reenter vendor data    accept non-CCR
                systems. The APIs were requiring a CCR          when using a non-CCR           vendors and allow
                exception when a non-CCR vendor was             vendor with a valid DUNS       users to select the
                sent in the XML. The vendor data was            number.                        CCR Exception
                ignored and the user had to select the CCR                                     values from the


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Software
                                                                                            Impact on
Problem                   Description                        Impact on Users
                                                                                           Integrators
Report ID
            exception and retype the vendor                                            FPDS-NG screen if
            information in FPDS-NG. This prevented                                     not sent by the
            contract writing systems from allowing the                                 contract writing
            users to select non-CCR vendors in their                                   system.
            system but select the CCR exception in
            FPDS-NG.
  2675      Optimized and formatted the “Performance     Improved performance and      None.
            Statistics for All Departments Report.”      presentation of the report.
  2701      Changed system to allow Delivery/Task        Delivery/Task Orders can      Delivery/Task Orders
            Orders to be placed against BPAs. FPDS-      now be reported against       can now be reported
            NG would not allow an order to be placed     BPAs.                         against BPAs. An
            against a BPA. This was not correct                                        error will not be
            functionality.                                                             returned.




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