Common Questions

Answers to some of the questions we frequently receive

Where do you get your data?

Federal government contract opportunity data, what we call "Projects" on GovTribe, comes from FBO.gov. We mine it every 15 minutes, clean it up, connect it to the other data we have, and post it almost instantly.

Much of our Vendor information comes from the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), which is where companies who pursue government contracts are required to register their business information. We update vendor registration data monthly using the Public Data Package file provided by SAM.gov per the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Contract obligation data (what you see on our "Contract" pages) comes from FPDS.gov. We mine this data every 24 hours, which is the same frequency with which the government updates the FPDS database.

We also mine the GAO's protest docket and use several agency-specific sources and public APIs to add additional content to all of our entities.


What's the best plan to start with?

Start with a free trial.

Much like the name implies, it's completely free! No credit card required. If you like what you see, you can easily upgrade to a paid subscription.


What happens at the end of my free trial?

​GovTribe will alert you when you log in that your trial has expired and will redirect you to the plans page so you can subscribe, if you so choose.

If you decide not to subscribe to GovTribe, you will no longer be able to access your Alerts, Pipelines, Dashboards, Teams, or Partner info. You'll also stop receiving email notifications for anything you're tracking.


Can I change my plan?

You are free to change your plan at any time.

Login to GovTribe and click the gear icon under your name in the upper left hand corner of the screen. On the Profile & Plan tab there is a drop-down menu on the right listing all plan options. Select the plan you want. We'll show you the price difference and ask you to confirm. Once you do, your card will be charged and your plan will be changed.

If you've moved to a plan that allows more users, click on the Manage Users tab to add additional people to your account.


How do I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel your subscription at any time.

Login to GovTribe and click the gear icon under your name in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Once there, select the Cancel GovTribe option from the change plan dropdown.

You will continue to have access to GovTribe for the remainder of the billing period for which you have paid, but your plan will no longer renew.


How do I reset my password/username?

If you are logged in, click the gear icon under your name in the upper left corner of your screen. Type your new password in the "Password" box and retype it in the "Confirm Password" box. Then click the blue "Update Profile" button at the bottom.

I you are not logged in and you have forgotten your password or username, go to the Login page using the button in the upper right corner of your screen. At the bottom of the login box are links for "Reset Password" and "Forgot Username." Use those links to take the relevant action.


Why is my company listed on this website?

GovTribe receives all of its data from public federal government sources.

Vendor information on our website comes from the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), which is where companies that sell to the government are required to register their business information, and from FPDS.gov. We update basic information about vendors monthly using a Public Data Package file provided by SAM.gov per the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Our policy is full transparency regarding companies that are registered in SAM.gov to do business with the federal government via contracts or grants, and/or companies that have ever received federal money via contracts or grants. That means we publish everything that is in SAM.gov's Public Data Package file as well as any vendor information associated with a contract in FPDS.gov.

You can read about SAM.gov's Public Data Package file by going to SAM.gov and clicking on the Data Access tab. The monthly file we use can be found about halfway down the page (in a box titled "Monthly File").

If any of your company registration information is incorrect or if you would like it changed for other reasons, we recommend that you update your SAM.gov profile. Changes will flow through to GovTribe once they make it in to the Public Data Package file.


What do you do to protect your users' content?

This is covered in our Privacy Policy.


What are your terms of use?

Read our Terms of Use.