Contracts Defined

On GovTribe, a Contract is the award and obligations record for every federal contract or contracting vehicle. We mine information about federal contract awards and obligations from FPDS.gov so that we are always synced with the definitive federal source. Each Contract page contains the consolidated transaction information for a specific contract. Each Master Vehicle page contains the aggregate spend and performance information for a multi-award vehicle.

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Contract Data Structure

Contract data is organized into multiple contract types that, to some degree, fall into a heirarchical structure. When looking at a details page for a contract you'll sometimes see this heirarchy represented at the top of the page in the format of hyperlink breadcrumbs. It looks something like this:

The purpose of this section of the Contract Glossary is to explain this contract heirarchy as well as all of the contract types that are represented on GovTribe. To frame the discussion, the chart below illustrates the organization of contract types across three levels. From bottom to top, the levels are:

  • Award Level
  • Vendor IDV Level
  • Master Vehicle Level

Award Level

Though the federal government has about a dozen different contract designations, there are really only two major “types” against which money is awarded. Direct Contract Awards and Task Order Awards.

Direct Contract Awards

Direct Contract Awards are those contracts that are awarded once, to a single vendor, and without the use of a pre-existing parent contract or vehicle. Direct Contract Awards exist only at the bottom, “Award” level of the contract spending hierarchy structure. This means that contract ceiling, period of performance, and all other contract attributes are established through the same contract entity against which funds are obligated. Basically, these are the simplest kinds of contracts to track and evaluate because all of the relevant information is in one place.

There are two types of Direct Contract Awards that you can find in the GovTribe contracts database:

  • Definitive Contracts – Typically these are competitively awarded (sometimes sole-sourced) contracts for non-commoditized products and services.
  • Purchase Orders – These are usually awards through simplified acquisition processes for commoditized products and services. They are often sole-source awards, but they can also be competitive.

Task Order Awards

Task Order Awards are contracts that are awarded to a single vendor, but the award occurs under an existing contract (or IDV) that was previously awarded to that vendor. Task Order Awards have their own contract ceiling and period of performance. The parent (IDV) level also has a ceiling and period of performance, but it is usually different than that of the Task Order Award. Further, all the obligation activity happens here, at the Task Order level. Obligations do not occur at the parent (IDV) level, as will be explained in the next section.

There are two types of Task Order Awards that you can find in the GovTribe contracts database:

  • Delivery Orders – These are the task orders awarded under Federal Supply Schedule IDVs, Government Wide Acquisition Contract IDVs, and Indefinite Delivery Contract IDVs.
  • BPA Calls – These function exactly like Delivery Orders but they occur under Blanket Purchase Agreement IDVs only.

Vendor IDV Level

Above the award level is the Indefinite Delivery Vehicle (IDV) level. There are several types of IDVs, but they work pretty much the same way. Each IDV contract is awarded to a single vendor, and that vendor can be issued Delivery Orders or BPA calls under that IDV. Several important properties exist at the IDV level like period of performance for the IDV (which may be longer than any individual Delivery Order or BPA Call awarded under it), and the aggregate ceiling for all awards issued under it. Obligations do not occur at this level, but GovTribe does provide an aggregation of child task order obligations for every IDV.

There are four types of Vendor IDVs that you can find in the GovTribe contracts database:

  • Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) IDVs – These are GSA schedule IDV contracts. Each is awarded to a specific vendor and falls under one specific Master GSA Federal Supply Schedule. Every FSS IDV has a parent Master Vehicle. (See below.)
  • Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) IDVs – Also managed by the GSA and they operate in much the same way, these are large IT-related acquisition IDVs. Every GWAC IDV has a parent Master Vehicle. (See below.)
  • Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) IDVs – These are Agency-specific IDVs that can be used for a variety of product and service categories. They are also known as Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, but the government does not use that terminology in the spending records. IDC IDVs may or may not have a parent Master Vehicle. (See below.)
  • Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) IDVs – These are also usually Agency-specific and are more often used for single-award purposes. They typically don’t require the government to engage in as much competition to issue task orders (BPA calls) once the BPA is awarded. BPA IDVs may or may not have a parent Master Vehicle. (See below.)

Note that, as depicted in the diagram, BPA IDVs can be awarded directly through some sort of open competition, or through limited competition under a Federal Supply Schedule. When a BPA IDV is awarded under a FSS, GovTribe provides the entire chain of ancestors so you can trace a BPA Call back up to the BPA IDV, and again to the FSS IDV.

Master Vehicle Level

Sometimes existing above the Vendor IDV Level is the Master Vehicle Level. Master Vehicles are multi-award contracting vehicles through which the government may award Task Orders through the multiple Vendor IDVs that exist beneath them.

Not all Vendor IDVs have a parent Master Vehicle. FSS IDVs and GWAC IDVs always fall under a Master Vehicle, however IDC IDVs and BPA IDVs can also be single-award. That is, only a single vendor was the winner of a procurement process that resulted in an indefinte delivery contract or blanket purchase agreement. For those single-award IDVs GovTribe still consolidates the child Task Order Awards, but there is no parent contract in the heirarchy. The details page for an IDV will indicate whether it is was part of a single- or multiple-award procurement.

For those IDVs that are multiple award, GovTribe creates the Master Vehicle Level Above the Indefinite Delivery Vehicle (IDV) Level. Master Vehicles exist conceptually for the government, but they do not exist in the government spending data natively. Further, the government tends to conflate terminology between the Indefinite Delivery Vehicle (IDV) Level and (what we call) the Master Vehicle Level. For example, they use the term GWAC to refer to both the vendor specific GWAC IDV contract AND the parent multi-award vehicle under which 20 vendors received IDV contracts.

On GovTribe, we distinguish between Master GWAC and GWAC IDV, using those terms for each type of Master Vehicle and IDV. Master Vehicles are almost always awarded to multiple vendors, and the children of Master Vehicles are always one of the Vendor IDV types described in the previous section. Master Vehicles have a kick-off date, a completion date, and a shared award ceiling. GovTribe’s Master Vehicle pages include roll-ups of all obligations for all Task Orders issued under each of the child Vendor IDVs.

There are four types of Master Vehicles that you can find in the GovTribe contracts database:

  • Master GSA Schedule – Parent to FSS IDVs.
  • Master GWAC – Parent to GWAC IDVs.
  • Master IDIQ – Parent to multiple award IDC IDVs.
  • Master BPA – Parent to multiple award BPA IDVs.


Contract Filters

All Contract data is sources from FPDS.gov, the Federal Procurement Data System. All Contract Explore search filters are based on data elements from FPDS, which are detailed in the FPDS Data Dictionary. The following filters are available for Contract search.

Government Entities

Filter Purpose Source Options
Agencies Filter by the contracting and/or funding Agency. Uses the FPDS.gov Contracting Agency and Program/Funding Agency fields and validates using GovTribe's definitive Agency database. Any federal Agency that can be found using our Agency Explorer.
Offices Filter by the contracting and/or funding Office. Uses the FPDS.gov Contracting Office and Program/Funding Office fields and validates using GovTribe's definitive Agency database. Any Any federal office that can be found using our Office Explorer.

Place of Performance

Filter Purpose Source Options
Countries Filter by the place of performance country of the Contract. Parsed from the Principal Place of Performance field on FPDS.gov. All country names.
States Filter by the place of performance U.S. state of the Contract for U.S.-based Projects. Using this filter excludes all non-U.S.-based projects. Parsed from the Principal Place of Performance field on FPDS.gov, if available. Every two letter U.S. state abbreviation.

Type of Work

Filter Purpose Source Options
Categories (NAICS) Filter by the NAICS Category of the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov NAICS field and validates using the NAICS API. Any NAICS Category that can be found using our Category Explorer.
PSC Codes Filter by the four character Product Service Code (PSC) of the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Product Service Code field and validates using the PSC API. Any PSC Code that can be found in the definitive list of PSC codes on the FPDS website.

Vendor Information

Filter Purpose Source Options
Vendors Filter by the Vendor that has been awarded the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Vendor Name or Vendor Doing As Business Name field and validates using GovTribe's definitive Vendor database. Any Vendor that can be found using our Vendor Explorer.
Vendor Small Business Types Filters by the SBA small business status and socioeconomic designiations held by the Vendor that was awarded the Contract. Focuses on just those socioeconomic designations for which federal agencies measure against small business utilization goals. Uses the following fields from FPDS.gov:
  • Contracting Officer's Determination of Business Size
  • Self-Certified Small Disadvantaged Business
  • Small Disadvantaged Business
  • 8(a) Program Participant
  • SBA Certified 8(a) Joint Venture
  • Historically Black College or University
  • Minority Institution
  • Woman Owned Business
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Firm
  • Small Business - Determined by the CO to qualify as a small business on this contract.
  • 8(a) Small Business - Active in the 8(a) program on its own or as part of a joint venture.
  • Small Disadvantaged Business - Determined to be a small disadvantaged business by the SBA or self-certified as same.
  • Woman-Owned Small Business - Certified as a WOSB by the SBA.
  • Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business - Certified as a SDVOSB by the SBA.
  • HUBZone Business - Certified as a HUBZone business by the SBA.
  • Other Than Small Business - Determined by the CO to NOT be a small business.

Contract Information

Filter Purpose Source Options
Contract Types Filters by the Contract Type of the contract, as detailed in the Contract Data Structure section of this glossary. Uses the IDV Type and Award Type fields on FPDS.gov for everything but the Master Vehicle types, which are GovTribe-generated. Refer to the Contract Data Structure section of this glossary for definitions of each of these options.
  • Master Vehicle Types
    • Master GSA Schedule
    • Master GWAC
    • Master IDIQ
    • Master BPA
  • Vendor IDV Types
    • Federal Supply Schedule
    • Government Wide Acquisition Contract
    • Indefinite Delivery Contract
    • Blanket Purchase Agreement
    • Basic Ordering Agreement - Rolls up to Master IDIQ
  • Award Types
    • Definitive Contract
    • Purchase Order
    • Delivery Order
    • BPA Call
Master Vehicles Filters by the name of any Master Vehicle in the GovTribe database. When applied, it shows the selected master vehicle as well as all child Vendor IDVs and Task Orders. GovTribe-generated. The name of any Master Vehicle in GovTribe's contract database.
Set-Aside Type Filter by the set-aside type used by the government to award the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Type Set Aside field.
  • No Set-Aside Used - Competed full-and-open with no set-asides for any business types.
  • Not Reported - The government did not report what kind of set-aside was used, if any.
  • Total Small Business - Competed in full among companies that qualify as small businesses in their primary industry. Governed by FAR Subpart 19.5.
  • Partial Small Business - Competed in part among companies that qualify as small businesses in their primary industry. Governed by FAR Subpart 19.5.
  • Reserved for Small Business - Awardes to a small business through simiplified acquisition procedures but where the cost exceeds the micro-purchase threshold. Governed by FAR Subpart 19.5.
  • Competitive 8(a) - Competed among companies in the SBA's 8(a) program.
  • 8(a) Sole Source - Awarded without competiton to a company in the SBA's 8(a) program.
  • 8(a) with HUBZone Preference - Competed among 8(a) small businesses with additional preference given to 8(a) companies thare are also HUBZone businesses.
  • Woman Owned Small Business - Competed among small businesses that are at least 51% owned and controlled by women and primarily managed by women, who are U.S. citizens.
  • Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business - Competed among WOSB whose owners have also demonstrated economic disadvantage per SBA rules.
  • Emerging Small Business - Competed among small businesses whose sizes are no greater than 50% of the numerical size standard of SIC code of the Project. Used for defense contracts only.
  • HUBZone - Competed among companies that are active in SBA's program for Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone).
  • HUBZone Sole Source - Awarded without competition to a company that is active in SBA's HUBZone Program.
  • Veteran Owned Small Business - Competed among small businesses that are at least 51% owned and controlled by military veterans, primarily managed by veterans, and where a veteran holds the highest officer position.
  • Veteran Sole Source - Awarded without competition to a VOSB.
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business - Competed among VOSBs that have also demonstrated to the VA or DOD that their military veteran owners have a service-connected disability.
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Sole Source - Awarded without competition to a SDVOSB.
  • Buy Indian - Competed among Indian Economic Enterprises per the requirements outlined in the Buy Indian Act.
  • Indian Small Business Economic Enterprises - Set aside for ISBEE. Must meet the requirments of IEE and also must be small per SBA size standards for primary industry.
Type of Contract Pricing Filters by the type of contract pricing as defined in FAR Part 16. Uses the Type of Contract field on FPDS.gov.
  • Fixed Price Redetermination
  • Fixed Price Level of Effort
  • Firm Fixed Price
  • Fixed Price with Economic Price Adjustment
  • Fixed Price Incentive
  • Fixed Price Award Fee
  • Cost Plus Award Fee
  • Cost No Fee
  • Cost Sharing
  • Cost Plus Fixed Fee
  • Cost Plus Incentive Fee
  • Time and Materials
  • Labor Hours
  • Order Dependent - Applies to Vendor IDVs only. IDVs may allow pricing type to be determined separately for each Task Order.
  • Combination (two or more) - Applies to Awards only. This pricing type was discontinued as of Sept 30, 2009.
  • Other - Applies to Awards only. This pricing type was discontinued as of Sept 30, 2008.
Extent Competed Filters by the extent to which the contract was competed and the type of competition used. GovTribe consolidates to more easily understood values based on the Extent Competed field in FPDS.gov.
  • Not Reported - The government did not report the extent of competition.
  • Full and Open Competition - Competitively awarded through sealed bid, competitive proposal, combination of sealed and competitive procurement, or any other competitive method that did not exclude sources of any type.
  • Competed Under SAP - Competed under Simplified Acquisition Procedures. (FAR Part 13)
  • Competitive Delivery Order - Competed among the awardees of a multiple award vehicle. (I.e. a Master Vehicle.)
  • Follow-on To Completed Action - A non-competitive award of a folow on contract to a previously competed contract.
  • Not Competed - Sole source award or non-competitive award of any kind.

Important Dates

Filter Purpose Source Options
Completion Date Filters by the completion date of the contract. Uses the FPDS.gov field Ultimate Completion Date for Award level contracts and the Indefinite Delivery Vehicle Last Date to Order field for Vendor IDV and Master Vehicle level contract. Use the range slider to select a date range.
Kickoff Date Filters by the start date of the contract. Uses the FPDS.gov field Effective Date for the first transaction on a contract. Use the range slider to select a date range.
Last Active Date Filters by the date of the most recent transaction or modification on the contract. Uses the FPDS.gov field Effective Date for the most recent transaction on a contract. Use the range slider to select a date range.

Dollar Values

Filter Purpose Source Options
Dollars Obligated Filters by the total dollars currently obligated against the contract. Sums the Action Obligation fields for all transactions under the contract. Use the range slider to select a dollar value range.
Ceiling Filters by the maximum dollar value ceiling of the contract. Sums the Base And All Options Value fields for all transactions under the contract. Use the range slider to select a dollar value range.
Ceiling % Obligated Filters by the percent of the maximum dollar value ceiling that is currently obligated against the contract. Calculated by GovTribe by dividing Ceiling / Dollars Obligated. Use the range slider to select a dollar value range.

Contract Stats

The Stats block on the Contract Explore page provides a dynamic aggregation of the Contracts that result from any search performed using the filters panel. It provides summary obligation, award, and comparative performance information for the sub-set of the government contracting market represented by the search.

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 in the currently defined market that were active 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 in the currently defined market over the previous four fiscal years broken down by Set-Aside type.
Top Agencies Provides a list of the top five Agencies that are spending money on Contracts in the currently defined market. The Donut chart on the left shows the percentage of obligations originating from that Agency over the past four fiscal years. The spark chart on the right shows Total Dollars Obligated by that Agency in this market over the past four fiscal years.
Top Categories Provides a list of the top five NAICS Categories for Contracts in the currently defined market segment 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 Vendors Provides a list of the top five Vendors in the currently defined market segment 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.

Contract Results View

All Contract searches produce a set of resulting Contracts organized into rows. Ten columns of information are provided in the results view:

Column Definition Source Options
Agency Indicates the contracting Agency. Uses the FPDS.gov Contracting Agency fields and validates using GovTribe's definitive Agency database. Any federal Agency that can be found using our Agency Explorer.
Contract # Indicates the unique contract number for the Contract. Constructed using the Procurement Instrument Identifier and Referenced PIID fields from FPDS.gov. Varies.
Vendor Indicates the Vendor that has been awarded the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Vendor Name or Vendor Doing As Business Name field and validates using GovTribe's definitive Vendor database. Any Vendor that can be found using our Vendor Explorer.
NAICS Indicates the NAICS Category of the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov NAICS field and validates using the NAICS API. Any NAICS Category that can be found using our Category Explorer.
PSC Indicates the four character Product Service Code (PSC) of the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Product Service Code field and validates using the PSC API. Any PSC Code that can be found in the definitive list of PSC codes on the FPDS website.
Set-Aside Indicates the set-aside type used by the government to award the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Type Set Aside field.
  • No Set-Aside Used - Competed full-and-open with no set-asides for any business types.
  • Not Reported - The government did not report what kind of set-aside was used, if any.
  • Total Small Business - Competed in full among companies that qualify as small businesses in their primary industry. Governed by FAR Subpart 19.5.
  • Partial Small Business - Competed in part among companies that qualify as small businesses in their primary industry. Governed by FAR Subpart 19.5.
  • Reserved for Small Business - Awardes to a small business through simiplified acquisition procedures but where the cost exceeds the micro-purchase threshold. Governed by FAR Subpart 19.5.
  • Competitive 8(a) - Competed among companies in the SBA's 8(a) program.
  • 8(a) Sole Source - Awarded without competiton to a company in the SBA's 8(a) program.
  • 8(a) with HUBZone Preference - Competed among 8(a) small businesses with additional preference given to 8(a) companies thare are also HUBZone businesses.
  • Woman Owned Small Business - Competed among small businesses that are at least 51% owned and controlled by women and primarily managed by women, who are U.S. citizens.
  • Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business - Competed among WOSB whose owners have also demonstrated economic disadvantage per SBA rules.
  • Emerging Small Business - Competed among small businesses whose sizes are no greater than 50% of the numerical size standard of SIC code of the Project. Used for defense contracts only.
  • HUBZone - Competed among companies that are active in SBA's program for Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone).
  • HUBZone Sole Source - Awarded without competition to a company that is active in SBA's HUBZone Program.
  • Veteran Owned Small Business - Competed among small businesses that are at least 51% owned and controlled by military veterans, primarily managed by veterans, and where a veteran holds the highest officer position.
  • Veteran Sole Source - Awarded without competition to a VOSB.
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business - Competed among VOSBs that have also demonstrated to the VA or DOD that their military veteran owners have a service-connected disability.
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Sole Source - Awarded without competition to a SDVOSB.
  • Buy Indian - Competed among Indian Economic Enterprises per the requirements outlined in the Buy Indian Act.
  • Indian Small Business Economic Enterprises - Set aside for ISBEE. Must meet the requirments of IEE and also must be small per SBA size standards for primary industry.
Last Active Indicates the date of the most recent transaction or modification on the contract. Uses the FPDS.gov field Effective Date for the most recent transaction on a contract. Varies.
Kickoff Indicates the start date of the contract. Uses the FPDS.gov field Effective Date for the first transaction on a contract. Varies.
Completion Indicates the completion date of the contract. Uses the FPDS.gov field Ultimate Completion Date for Award level contracts and the Indefinite Delivery Vehicle Last Date to Order field for Vendor IDV and Master Vehicle level contract. Varies.
Ceiling % Ob Indicates the percent of the contract ceiling that is currently obligated against the contract. Calculated by GovTribe by dividing Ceiling / Dollars Obligated. Varies.

Contract Detail View

Each Contract record, for every contract type, has its own page on GovTribe that provides additional detail about that contract. The detail views vary slightly depending on the contract level.

Award Level Contract Detail Views

The following data elements appear in the detail view for the following contract types:

  • Definitive Contract
  • Purchase Order
  • Delivery Order
  • BPA Call

Data Element Definition Source Options
Last Active Indicates the date of the most recent transaction or modification on the contract. Uses the FPDS.gov field Effective Date for the most recent transaction on a contract. Varies.
Contract # Indicates the unique contract number for the Contract. Constructed using the Procurement Instrument Identifier and Referenced PIID fields from FPDS.gov. Varies.
NAICS Indicates the NAICS Category of the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov NAICS field and validates using the NAICS API. Any NAICS Category that can be found using our Category Explorer.
PSC Indicates the four character Product Service Code (PSC) of the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Product Service Code field and validates using the PSC API. Any PSC Code that can be found in the definitive list of PSC codes on the FPDS website.
Set-Aside Indicates the set-aside type used by the government to award the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Type Set Aside field.
  • No Set-Aside Used - Competed full-and-open with no set-asides for any business types.
  • Not Reported - The government did not report what kind of set-aside was used, if any.
  • Total Small Business - Competed in full among companies that qualify as small businesses in their primary industry. Governed by FAR Subpart 19.5.
  • Partial Small Business - Competed in part among companies that qualify as small businesses in their primary industry. Governed by FAR Subpart 19.5.
  • Reserved for Small Business - Awardes to a small business through simiplified acquisition procedures but where the cost exceeds the micro-purchase threshold. Governed by FAR Subpart 19.5.
  • Competitive 8(a) - Competed among companies in the SBA's 8(a) program.
  • 8(a) Sole Source - Awarded without competiton to a company in the SBA's 8(a) program.
  • 8(a) with HUBZone Preference - Competed among 8(a) small businesses with additional preference given to 8(a) companies thare are also HUBZone businesses.
  • Woman Owned Small Business - Competed among small businesses that are at least 51% owned and controlled by women and primarily managed by women, who are U.S. citizens.
  • Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business - Competed among WOSB whose owners have also demonstrated economic disadvantage per SBA rules.
  • Emerging Small Business - Competed among small businesses whose sizes are no greater than 50% of the numerical size standard of SIC code of the Project. Used for defense contracts only.
  • HUBZone - Competed among companies that are active in SBA's program for Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone).
  • HUBZone Sole Source - Awarded without competition to a company that is active in SBA's HUBZone Program.
  • Veteran Owned Small Business - Competed among small businesses that are at least 51% owned and controlled by military veterans, primarily managed by veterans, and where a veteran holds the highest officer position.
  • Veteran Sole Source - Awarded without competition to a VOSB.
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business - Competed among VOSBs that have also demonstrated to the VA or DOD that their military veteran owners have a service-connected disability.
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Sole Source - Awarded without competition to a SDVOSB.
  • Buy Indian - Competed among Indian Economic Enterprises per the requirements outlined in the Buy Indian Act.
  • Indian Small Business Economic Enterprises - Set aside for ISBEE. Must meet the requirments of IEE and also must be small per SBA size standards for primary industry.
Status Indicates whether all contract options have been executed. Calculated based on the FPDS.gov fields Current Completion Date and Ultimate Completion Date.
  • Fully Executed - All options have been exercised with regard to period of performance.
  • Partially Executed - There remain unexercised options with regard to period of performance.
POP Indicates the period of performance for the contract. Constructed using the FPDS.gov fields Effective Date and Ultimate Completion Date. Varies.
Dollars Obligated Indicates the total dollars currently obligated against the contract. Sums the FPDS.gov field Action Obligation for all transactions under the contract. Varies.
Base & Exercised Options Indicates the maximum contract value for all currently exercised contract options. Sums the FPDS.gov field Base And Exercised Options Value for all transactions under the contract. Varies.
Base & All Options (Ceiling) Indicates the maximum contract value for the contract including all options. Sums the FPDS.gov field Base And All Options Value for all transactions under the contract. Varies.
Pricing Type Indicates the type of contract pricing as defined in FAR Part 16. Uses the Type of Contract field on FPDS.gov.
  • Fixed Price Redetermination
  • Fixed Price Level of Effort
  • Firm Fixed Price
  • Fixed Price with Economic Price Adjustment
  • Fixed Price Incentive
  • Fixed Price Award Fee
  • Cost Plus Award Fee
  • Cost No Fee
  • Cost Sharing
  • Cost Plus Fixed Fee
  • Cost Plus Incentive Fee
  • Time and Materials
  • Labor Hours
  • Order Dependent - Applies to Vendor IDVs only. IDVs may allow pricing type to be determined separately for each Task Order.
  • Combination (two or more) - Applies to Awards only. This pricing type was discontinued as of Sept 30, 2009.
  • Other - Applies to Awards only. This pricing type was discontinued as of Sept 30, 2008.
Funding Status Indicates the current funding status of the contract in relation to it's current and ultimate ceiling. Calculated based on the FPDS.gov fields Action Obligation, Base And Exercised Options Value, and Base And Exercised Options Value.
  • Fully Funded - The entire maximum ceiling of the contract has been obligated.
  • Partially Funded - Current Dollars Obligated are less than the Base & Exercised Options value.
  • Funded as Executed - Current Dollars Obligated are equal to the Base & Exercised Options value, but the Base & Exercised options value is less than the Base & All Options value.
  • Not Yet Funded - There are not yet any obligations against the contract but a contract ceiling has been established.
  • Unknown - Funding status could not be determined.
Extent Competed Indicates the extent to which the contract was competed and the type of competition used. GovTribe consolidates to more easily understood values based on the Extent Competed field in FPDS.gov.
  • Not Reported - The government did not report the extent of competition.
  • Full and Open Competition - Competitively awarded through sealed bid, competitive proposal, combination of sealed and competitive procurement, or any other competitive method that did not exclude sources of any type.
  • Competed Under SAP - Competed under Simplified Acquisition Procedures. (FAR Part 13)
  • Competitive Delivery Order - Competed among the awardees of a multiple award vehicle. (I.e. a Master Vehicle.)
  • Follow-on To Completed Action - A non-competitive award of a folow on contract to a previously competed contract.
  • Not Competed - Sole source award or non-competitive award of any kind.
Description Provides a short description of the contract, if available. Uses the FPDS.gov field Description of Requirement. Varies.
Agency Indicates the contracting Agency. Uses the FPDS.gov Contracting Agency fields and validates using GovTribe's definitive Agency database. Any federal Agency that can be found using our Agency Explorer.
Office Indicates the contracting Office. Uses the FPDS.gov Contracting Office field and validates using GovTribe's definitive Agency database. Any Any federal office that can be found using our Office Explorer.
Awarded Vendor Indicates the Vendor that has been awarded the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Vendor Name or Vendor Doing As Business Name field and validates using GovTribe's definitive Vendor database. Any Vendor that can be found using our Vendor Explorer.
Contact(s) Indicates the contracting officer(s) or specialist(s) that managed the procurement process for the associated Project and/or the contracting officer who inputs contract transactions. Uses the FBO.gov Primary and Secondary Point of Contact fields as well as any contact information that can be gathered from the FPDS record. Any contracting officer, contracting specialist, or other person that can be found using our People Explorer.
Project(s) Provides a link back to the Project(s) (or original procurement records) associated with the Contract, if such a connection can be made. GovTribe creates this linkage by cross-referencing FBO.gov and FPDS.gov data. Varies
Transaction Amount Indicates the amount of money obligated to or deobligated from the contract in a specific transaction. Uses the FPDS.gov field Action Obligation. Varies
Transaction Date Indicates the date of specific transactions against the contract. Uses the FPDS.gov field Effective Date. Varies.
Transaction Reason for Modification Provides the reason for the transaction or contract modification. Uses the FPDS.gov field Reason for Modification. Varies
Transaction Description Provides a description of the transaction. Uses the FPDS.gov field Description of Requirement. Varies

Vendor IDV Level Contract Detail Views

The following data elements appear in the detail view for the following contract types:

  • Federal Supply Schedule
  • Government Wide Acquisition Contract
  • Indefinite Delivery Contract
  • Blanket Purchase Agreement

Data Element Definition Source Options
Last Active Indicates the date of the most recent transaction or modification on the contract. Uses the FPDS.gov field Effective Date for the most recent transaction on a contract. Varies.
Contract # Indicates the unique contract number for the Contract. Constructed using the Procurement Instrument Identifier and Referenced PIID fields from FPDS.gov. Varies.
NAICS Indicates the NAICS Category of the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov NAICS field and validates using the NAICS API. Any NAICS Category that can be found using our Category Explorer.
PSC Indicates the four character Product Service Code (PSC) of the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Product Service Code field and validates using the PSC API. Any PSC Code that can be found in the definitive list of PSC codes on the FPDS website.
Set-Aside Indicates the set-aside type used by the government to award the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Type Set Aside field. Same options as for Award Level Contracts.
Status Indicates whether all contract options have been executed. Calculated based on the FPDS.gov fields Current Completion Date and Ultimate Completion Date.
  • Fully Executed - All options have been exercised with regard to period of performance.
  • Partially Executed - There remain unexercised options with regard to period of performance.
POP Indicates the period of performance for the contract. Constructed using the FPDS.gov fields Effective Date and Ultimate Completion Date. Varies.
Description Provides a short description of the contract, if available. Uses the FPDS.gov field Description of Requirement. Varies.
Agency Indicates the contracting Agency. Uses the FPDS.gov Contracting Agency fields and validates using GovTribe's definitive Agency database. Any federal Agency that can be found using our Agency Explorer.
Office Indicates the contracting Office. Uses the FPDS.gov Contracting Office field and validates using GovTribe's definitive Agency database. Any Any federal office that can be found using our Office Explorer.
Awarded Vendor Indicates the Vendor that has been awarded the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Vendor Name or Vendor Doing As Business Name field and validates using GovTribe's definitive Vendor database. Any Vendor that can be found using our Vendor Explorer.
Contact(s) Indicates the contracting officer(s) or specialist(s) that managed the procurement process for the associated Project and/or the contracting officer who inputs contract transactions. Uses the FBO.gov Primary and Secondary Point of Contact fields as well as any contact information that can be gathered from the FPDS record. Any contracting officer, contracting specialist, or other person that can be found using our People Explorer.
Project(s) Provides a link back to the Project(s) (or original procurement records) associated with the Contract, if such a connection can be made. GovTribe creates this linkage by cross-referencing FBO.gov and FPDS.gov data. Varies
Aggregate Dollars Obligated Indicates the total dollars currently obligated against all child Task Order contracts. Uses the FPDS.gov field Action Obligation. Varies.
Aggregate Base & Exercised Options Indicates the aggregate maximum contract value for all currently exercised contract options for all child Task Order contracts. Uses the FPDS.gov field Base And Exercised Options Value. Varies.
Aggregate Ceiling Indicates the aggregate maximum contract value for all child Task Order contracts including all options. Uses the FPDS.gov field Base And All Options Value. Varies.
Pricing Type Indicates the type of contract pricing as defined in FAR Part 16. Uses the Type of Contract field on FPDS.gov. Same options as for Award Level Contracts.
Single or Multiple Award Indicates whether the Vendor IDV contract is part of a Master Vehicle. Uses the FPDS.gov field Multiple or Single Award IDV.
  • Multiple Award - The Vendor IDV is part of a Master Vehicle.
  • Single Award - The Vendor IDV is a single award IDIQ or BPA (i.e. not part of a Master Vehicle).
Extent Competed Indicates the extent to which the contract was competed and the type of competition used. GovTribe consolidates to more easily understood values based on the Extent Competed field in FPDS.gov. Same options as for Award Level Contracts.
Task Order List Provides a list of all Task Orders awarded under the Vendor IDV. Constructed using the Procurement Instrument Identifier and Referenced PIID fields from FPDS.gov. Varies.

Master Vehicle Detail Views

The following data elements appear in the detail view for the following contract types:

  • Master GSA Schedule
  • Master GWAC
  • Master IDIQ
  • Master BPA

Overview Tab - Header Section
Data Element Definition Source Options
Contract # Indicates the unique contract number for the Master Vehicle. GovTribe generated. Varies.
Sponsoring Agency Indicates the Agency that manages or administers the Master Vehicle. GovTribe generated. Any federal Agency that can be found using our Agency Explorer.
POP Indicates the period of performance for the contract. Constructed using the FPDS.gov fields Effective Date and Ultimate Completion Date for the child Vendor IDVs. Varies.
Description Provides a short description of the Master Vehicle. GovTribe generated. Varies.
Aggregate Dollars Obligated Indicates the total dollars currently obligated against all child Task Order contracts. Uses the FPDS.gov field Action Obligation. Varies.
Aggregate Base & Exercised Options Indicates the aggregate maximum contract value for all currently exercised contract options for all child Task Order contracts. Uses the FPDS.gov field Base And Exercised Options Value. Varies.
Aggregate Ceiling Indicates the aggregate maximum contract value for all child Task Order contracts including all options. Uses the FPDS.gov field Base And All Options Value. Varies.
Overview Tab - Market Stats

The Market Stats block for a Master Vehicle provide summary usage and comparative performance information about the vehicle. 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 Task Orders under the Master Vehicle over the previous four fiscal years.
  • Dollars Obligated - Indicates the total dollars obligated against all Task Orders that were active during a fiscal year. Includes obligations against both Task Orders awarded during that fiscal year and Task Orders awarded in prior years that were still active.
  • Average Ceiling - For new Task Orders awarded during that fiscal year, indicates the average contract ceiling (i.e. the total value of the contract including all options).
Obligations by PSC Codes Provides a pie chart breakdown of Total Dollars Obligated for all Task Orders under the Master Vehicle over the previous four fiscal years broken down using the PSC Code categorization system.
Top Agencies Provides a list of the top five Agencies that use the Master Vehicle to award Task Orders. The Donut chart on the left shows the percentage of Master Vehicle obligations originating from that Agency over the past four fiscal years. The spark chart on the right shows Total Dollars Obligated by that Agency under the Master Vehicle over the past four fiscal years.
Top Categories Provides a list of the top five NAICS Categories for Task Orders awarded under the Master Vehicle based on Total Dollars Obligated. The Donut chart on the left shows the percentage of Master Vehicle obligations originating from that Category over the past four fiscal years. The spark chart on the right shows Total Dollars Obligated to Task Orders in that NAICS under the Master Vehicle over the past four fiscal years.
Top Vendors Provides a list of the top five Vendors awarded Task Orders under the Master Vehicle 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 Task Orders awarded to that Vendor under the Master Vehicle over the past four fiscal years.
Task Orders Tab

This tab lists all Task Order Awards that fall under the Master Vehicle. The columns are the same ones that appear in the Contract Results View.

Vendors Tab

This tab lists all Vendors who hold a Vendor IDV contract under the Master Vehicle, sorted by share of obligations received. Some basic summary information is provided in rows for each Vendor.

Column Definition Source Options
Name Te name of the Vendor. Uses the FPDS.gov Vendor Name or Vendor Doing As Business Name field and validates using GovTribe's definitive Vendor database. Any Vendor that can be found using our Vendor Explorer.
Total Obligations Indicates the total dollars currently obligated against all Task Orders for the Vendor. Uses the FPDS.gov field Action Obligation. Varies.
Vehicle Share Shows in a donut chart the percentage of obligations that went to the Vendor over the past four fiscal years under the Master Vehicle. Uses the FPDS.gov field Action Obligation. Varies.
Total TOs Indicates the number of Task Orders the Vendor has been awarded under the Master Vehicle over the past four fiscal years. Calculated by GovTribe. Varies.
Most Recent Award Provides a link to the most recent Task Order award for the Vendor. FPDS.gov contract award and obligation record. Varies.

Contract CSV Export

Contract results may be exported to a .CSV document by clicking the Export Results button above the search results or selecting that same command from the drop down menu in the upper right of the Contract Explore page.

Several additional data fields are included in the export that are not presented on the web page. The Contract CSV Export includes the following:

Column Definition Source Options
Contract Type Indicates the Contract Type of the contract, as detailed in the Contract Data Structure section of this glossary. Uses the IDV Type and Award Type fields on FPDS.gov for everything but the Master Vehicle types, which are GovTribe-generated. Refer to the Contract Data Structure section of this glossary for definitions of each of these options.
  • Master Vehicle Types
    • Master GSA Schedule
    • Master GWAC
    • Master IDIQ
    • Master BPA
  • Vendor IDV Types
    • Federal Supply Schedule
    • Government Wide Acquisition Contract
    • Indefinite Delivery Contract
    • Blanket Purchase Agreement
    • Basic Ordering Agreement - Rolls up to Master IDIQ
  • Award Types
    • Definitive Contract
    • Purchase Order
    • Delivery Order
    • BPA Call
Contract Award Number Indicates the unique contract number for Award Type Contracts. Will be blank for Vendor IDV and Master Vehicle contract types. Constructed using the Procurement Instrument Identifier and Referenced PIID fields from FPDS.gov. Varies.
Vendor IDV Contract Number Indicates the Vendor IDV Contract number. If the Contract Type is an Award Type, this field will show the parent Vendor IDV. If the Contract Type is a Vendor IDV Type, this will show the contract number for that Vendor IDV. Constructed using the Procurement Instrument Identifier and Referenced PIID fields from FPDS.gov. Varies.
Vendor IDV Parent Contract Number For multiple level IDVs shows the Vendor IDV parent of another Vendor IDV. Constructed using the Procurement Instrument Identifier and Referenced PIID fields from FPDS.gov. Varies.
Vehicle ID Indicates the unique contract number for the Master Vehicle, if the line item is a Master Vehicle itself or a Master Vehicle child. GovTribe generated. Varies.
Vehicle Name Indicates the name of the Master Vehicle. GovTribe generated. Varies.
Program Title Provides the government-generated program title for large programs. Uses the FPDS.gov field Major program. Varies
Full Contract Description Provides a short description of the contract, if available. Uses the FPDS.gov field Description of Requirement. Varies.
Set Aside Type Indicates the set-aside type used by the government to award the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Type Set Aside field. Same options as for Award Level Contract Detail View.
Pricing Type Indicates the type of contract pricing as defined in FAR Part 16. Uses the Type of Contract field on FPDS.gov. Same options as for Award Level Contracts.
Extent Competed Indicates the extent to which the contract was competed and the type of competition used. GovTribe consolidates to more easily understood values based on the Extent Competed field in FPDS.gov. Same options as for Award Level Contracts.
Offers Received Indicates the number of proposals, quotes, or other type of offer received prior to award. Uses the FPDS.gov field Number of Offers Received. Varies.
Multiple or Single Award Vehicle Indicates whether the Vendor IDV contract is part of a Master Vehicle. Uses the FPDS.gov field Multiple or Single Award IDV.
  • Multiple Award - The Vendor IDV is part of a Master Vehicle.
  • Single Award - The Vendor IDV is a single award IDIQ or BPA (i.e. not part of a Master Vehicle).
Solicitation Number Indicates the unique solicitation ID for the procurement record associated with the Contract. Uses the FBO.gov Solicitation Number field or the FPDS.gov Solicitation Identifier field. Varies.
Kick Off Date Indicates the start date of the contract. Uses the FPDS.gov field Effective Date for the first transaction on a contract. Varies.
Current Completion Date Indicates the completion date of the contract including currently exercised options only. Uses the FPDS.gov field Current Completion Date. Varies.
Ultimate Completion Date Indicates the completion date of the contract including all options. Uses the FPDS.gov field Ultimate Completion Date for Award level contracts and the Indefinite Delivery Vehicle Last Date to Order field for Vendor IDV and Master Vehicle level contracts. Varies.
Original Completion Date Indicates the original ultimate completion date of the contract, prior to any contract modifications. Uses the FPDS.gov field Ultimate Completion Date for Award level contracts and the Indefinite Delivery Vehicle Last Date to Order field for Vendor IDV and Master Vehicle level contracts. Varies.
Percent Complete Indicates the percentage completion of the maximum performance period of the contract if all options are exercised. Calculated using the FPDS.gov fields Effective Date and Ultimate Completion Date. Varies.
Dollars Obligated For Awards, indicates the current total dollars obligated against the contract. For Vendor IDVs and Master Vehicles, indicates the total dollars currently obligated against all child Task Order contracts. Uses the FPDS.gov field Action Obligation. Varies.
Base and Exercised Options Value For Awards, indicates the maximum value of the contract including currently exercised options. For Vendor IDVs and Master Vehicles, indicates the aggregate maximum contract value for all currently exercised contract options for all child Task Order contracts. Uses the FPDS.gov field Base And Exercised Options Value. Varies.
Current Contract Ceiling For Awards, indicates the maximum value of the contract including all options. For Vendor IDVs and Master Vehicles, indicates the aggregate maximum contract value including all options for all child Task Order contracts. Uses the FPDS.gov field Base And All Options Value. Varies.
Original Contract Ceiling For Awards, indicates the original maximum value of the contract including all options, prior to any contract modifications. For Vendor IDVs and Master Vehicles, indicates the aggregate Original Contract Ceilings for all child Task Order contracts. Uses the FPDS.gov field Base And All Options Value. Varies.
Percent Obligated Indicates the percent of the Current Contract Ceiling that is currently obligated against the contract. Calculated by GovTribe by dividing Ceiling / Dollars Obligated. Varies.
Funding Status Indicates the current funding status of the contract in relation to it's current and ultimate ceiling. Calculated based on the FPDS.gov fields Action Obligation, Base And Exercised Options Value, and Base And Exercised Options Value.
  • Fully Funded - The entire maximum ceiling of the contract has been obligated.
  • Partially Funded - Current Dollars Obligated are less than the Base & Exercised Options value.
  • Funded as Executed - Current Dollars Obligated are equal to the Base & Exercised Options value, but the Base & Exercised options value is less than the Base & All Options value.
  • Not Yet Funded - There are not yet any obligations against the contract but a contract ceiling has been established.
  • Unknown - Funding status could not be determined.
Burn Score Indicates the delta between Percent Complete and Percent Obligated. A negative Burn Score means the contract has obligated less money against the contract than expected based on how far the contract is into the period of performance. A positive burn score means they are obligating money faster than expected. Calcuated by GovTribe. Varies.
Agency Indicates the contracting Agency. Uses the FPDS.gov Contracting Agency fields and validates using GovTribe's definitive Agency database. Any federal Agency that can be found using our Agency Explorer.
Office Indicates the contracting Office. Uses the FPDS.gov Contracting Office field and validates using GovTribe's definitive Agency database. Any Any federal office that can be found using our Office Explorer.
POP City Indicates the place of performance city of the Contract. Parsed from the Principal Place of Performance field on FPDS.gov, if available. Varies.
POP State Indicates the place of performance U.S. state of the Contract for U.S.-based Projects. Parsed from the Principal Place of Performance field on FPDS.gov, if available. All U.S. States.
POP Zip Indicates the place of performance zip code of the Contract. Parsed from the Principal Place of Performance field on FPDS.gov, if available. Varies.
POP Country Indicates the place of performance country of the Contract. Parsed from the Principal Place of Performance field on FPDS.gov. All country names.
POP Congressional District Indicates the congressional district the place of performance of the Contract is located in. Parsed from the Congressional District - Place of Performance field on FPDS.gov, if available. Varies.
NAICS Code Indicates the NAICS Category of the Contract using the six digit NAICS code. Uses the FPDS.gov NAICS field and validates using the NAICS API. The six digit code for any NAICS Category that can be found using our Category Explorer.
NAICS Description Indicates the NAICS Category of the Contract using the Category name. Uses the FPDS.gov NAICS field and validates using the NAICS API. The Category name for any NAICS Category that can be found using our Category Explorer.
PSC Code Indicates the four character Product Service Code (PSC) of the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Product Service Code field and validates using the PSC API. Any PSC Code that can be found in the definitive list of PSC codes on the FPDS website.
PSC Description Provides the description of the lowestlevel (four character) PSC code. Uses the FPDS.gov Product Service Code field and validates using the PSC API. The description for any PSC Code that can be found in the definitive list of PSC codes on the FPDS website.
PSC Category Provides the description of the middle level (three character) PSC code. Uses the FPDS.gov Product Service Code field and validates using the PSC API. The description for any PSC Code that can be found in the definitive list of PSC codes on the FPDS website.
PSC Portfolio Group Provides the description of the highest level (one character) PSC code. Uses the FPDS.gov Product Service Code field and validates using the PSC API. The description for any PSC Code that can be found in the definitive list of PSC codes on the FPDS website.
Vendor Indicates the Vendor that has been awarded the Contract. Uses the FPDS.gov Vendor Name or Vendor Doing As Business Name field and validates using GovTribe's definitive Vendor database. Any Vendor that can be found using our Vendor Explorer.
Small Business Indicates whether or not the awarded Vendor is a Small Business. Uses the FPDS.gov field Contracting Officer's Determination of Business Size.
  • YES
  • NO
Small Disadvantaged Business Indicates whether or not the awarded Vendor is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Uses multiple FPDS.gov fields related to Small Disadvantaged Business status.
  • YES
  • NO
8(a) Small Business Indicates whether or not the awarded Vendor is an 8(a) Small Business. Uses multiple FPDS.gov fields related to 8(a) Small Business status.
  • YES
  • NO
Women-Owned Small Business Indicates whether or not the awarded Vendor is a WOSB. Uses the FPDS.gov field Woman Owned Business.
  • YES
  • NO
Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Indicates whether or not the awarded Vendor is a SDVOSB. Uses the FPDS.gov field Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business.
  • YES
  • NO
HUBZone Business Indicates whether or not the awarded Vendor is a HUBZone Business. Uses the FPDS.gov field Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Firm.
  • YES
  • NO
Contract Award URL Provides the GovTribe URL for the Award Level Contract. GovTribe generated. Varies.
Vendor IDV Contract URL Provides the GovTribe URL for the Vendor IDV Level Contract. GovTribe generated. Varies.
Vendor IDV Parent URL Provides the GovTribe URL for a Vendor IDV Level Contract that is the parent of another Vendor IDV Level Contract. GovTribe generated. Varies.
Vehicle URL Provides the GovTribe URL for the Master Vehicle Level Contract. GovTribe generated. Varies.
Procurement Record URL Provides the GovTribe URL for a linked Project, if available. GovTribe generated. Varies.
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