The Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation (FPDS-NG) is a database that provides information on government contracting actions over $3,000, procurement trends, and achievement of socioeconomic goals, such as small business participation. The system can identify who bought what, from whom, for how much, when and where. It is the successor to the Federal Procurement Data System.
In fiscal year 2011, there were nearly 17,000,000 transactions recorded in FPDS-NG. FPDS-NG has been the primary governmentwide contracting database since 1978, and it serves as the backbone for other government contracting data systems. Since 1982, GSA has administered the database on behalf of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.