Answers to some of the questions we frequently receive
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.
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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.