Agencies Defined

On GovTribe, a Agency is a U.S. Federal Government Agency or Office that acts as a contracting or funding entity for a federal contract or grant. We generate and maintain a definitive database of Agencies, provide summary performance and activity information about related procurement and contract spending, and make it possible to use Agency filtering to browse and search through information about the federal contracting market.

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Agency Filters

The Agencies Explorer contains no filters. Just search by agency name or acronym.


Agency Results View

All Agency searches produce a set of resulting Agencies displayed in "card" format. The following basic information is provided on each card.

  • Agency Name
  • How long ago there was Project or Contract activity under that Agency
  • A brief description of the Agency


Agency Detail View

Every Agency page on GovTribe provides a performance and activity profile for that Agency, summarizing both Contract award and obligation data and procurement information (Projects). The following data elements appear on every Agency page.

Agency Profile

Data Element Definition Source
Last Active Indicates how long ago there was a Project or Contract update under this Agency. Uses the posting date of the most recent notice on FBO.gov or the Effective Date of an FPDS.gov transaction.
Name The name of the Agency. Mined from multiple sources and validated by GovTribe.
Description A brief description of the Agency's mission. GovTribe generated.
Address The physical address of the Agency's headquarters office. GovTribe generated.
Website The Agency's primary website. GovTribe generated.
Phone Number The main public phone number for the Agency. GovTribe generated.
Location Map showing the address plotted on a map. GovTribe generated.

Market Stats

The Market Stats block for an Agency provides summary obligation and award data as well as comparative performance information about the contracting market for that Agency. It is updated in real time as new obligation data is imported every 24 hours.

Section Description
Total Obligations and Average Ceiling Provides a graphical depiction of Total Dollars Obligated and Average Award Ceiling for over the previous four fiscal years.
  • Dollars Obligated - Indicates the total dollars obligated against Contracts active under that Agency during a fiscal year. Includes obligations against both Contracts awarded during that fiscal year and Contracts awarded in prior years that were still active.
  • Average Ceiling - For new Contracts awarded during that fiscal year, indicates the average contract ceiling (i.e. the total value of the Contract including all options).
Obligations by Set-Asides Provides a pie chart breakdown of Total Dollars Obligated over the previous four fiscal years broken down by Set-Aside type.
Top Vendors Provides a list of the top five Vendors that hold contracts under the Agency based on Total Dollars Obligated. The Donut chart on the left shows the percentage of obligations that went to the Vendor over the past four fiscal years. The spark chart on the right shows Total Dollars Obligated to that Vendor in this market segment over the past four fiscal years.
Top Categories Provides a list of the top five NAICS Categories for Contracts funded by the Agency based on Total Dollars Obligated. The Donut chart on the left shows the percentage of obligations originating from that Category over the past four fiscal years. The spark chart on the right shows Total Dollars Obligated to Contracts in that NAICS over the past four fiscal years.
Top Vehicles Provides a list of the top five Master Vehicles used by the Agency based on Total Dollars Obligated. The Donut chart on the left shows the percentage of Agency obligations dispersed via the Master Vehicle over the past four fiscal years. The spark chart on the right shows Total Dollars Obligated through the Vehicle in this market segment over the past four fiscal years.

Open Projects

Section Description
By Category Lists the NAICS Categories that have the most currently active Projects under this Agency.
By Office Lists the Offices that have the most currently active Projects under this Agency.
By Person Lists the contracting officers that have the most currently active Projects under this Agency.
Recent Project Cards Shows the most recently updated Projects in card view.
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