Vendors Defined

On GovTribe, a Vendor is a company or other incorporated entity that is currently registered to do business with the federal government via contracts or grants and/or has received funds in the past from the federal government via contracts or grants. We gather information about a Vendor and its performance in the federal market from SAM.gov and from FPDS.gov. Using this information, we maintain a database of past and current Vendors, provide summary performance and activity information about Contract awards and spending, and make it possible to use Vendors and Vendor attributes to filter and browse and search through information about the federal contracting market.

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Vendor Filters

Filter Purpose Source Options
Parent of Subsidiary Filter down to just parent companies or just subsidiary incorporated entities. Uses the SAM.gov data feed.
  • Parent
  • Subsidiary
Primary Category (NAICS) Filter by the primary NAICS Category of the Vendor. Self-reported by the Vendor when they registered in SAM.gov. Any NAICS Category that can be found using our Category Explorer.
States Filter by the U.S. state in which the Vendor is located. (For U.S.-based Vendors. Using this filter excludes all non-U.S.-based Vendors.) Uses the SAM.gov data feed. Every two letter U.S. state abbreviation.
Zip Codes Filter by the U.S. zip code in which the Vendor is located. (For U.S.-based Vendors. Using this filter excludes all non-U.S.-based Vendors.) Uses the SAM.gov data feed. Any U.S. zip code.
Designations Filter by the socioeconomic, corporate, or minority status designations reported by the company. Uses the SAM.gov data feed. Varies.

Vendor Results View

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

  • Name (or E-mail if name isn't available)
  • How long ago the last update occurred
  • Parent company (if there is one)
  • Physical location
  • Primary NAICS Category
  • Socio-economic or minority designations


Vendor 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.

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Data Element / Section Description Source
Last Active Indicates how long ago there was a Project or Contract update under this Agency, or that registration information was updated in SAM.gov. GovTribe generated.
Name Provides the full legal name, doing business as name, and location of the Vendor. Constructed from multiple fields in SAM.gov.
Division Division of the company that registered in SAM.gov. Information sourced from SAM.gov.
Parent Lists the parent company, if exists. Information sourced from SAM.gov.
Address Primary physical location of the Vendor. Information sourced from SAM.gov.
Website Primary website for the Vendor. Information sourced from SAM.gov.
Primary Category Self-reported primary NAICS Category for the Vendor. Information sourced from SAM.gov.
Size Self-reported annual revenue and number of employees. Information sourced from SAM.gov.
Contact(s) Key points of contact for government contracting-related inquiries. Information sourced from SAM.gov.
Structure The corporate structure of the Vendor. Information sourced from SAM.gov.
Designations Any incorporation, socioeconomic, or minoroty status designations held by the Vendor. Information sourced from SAM.gov.

Market Stats

The Market Stats section for a Vendor provides summary obligation and award data as well as the Vendor's performance information in various market segments. 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 active Contracts 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).
Top Agencies Provides a list of the top Agencies with which the Vendor holds (or has held) Contracts based on Total Dollars Obligated. The Donut chart on the left shows the percentage of obligations originating from an Agency over the past four fiscal years. The spark chart on the right shows Total Dollars Obligated by that Agency to the Vendor's Contracts over the past four fiscal years.
Top Categories Provides a list of the top five NAICS Categories for Contracts held by the Vendor 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 held by this Vendor based on Total Dollars Obligated. The Donut chart on the left shows the percentage of 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 to this Vendor's Contracts over the past four fiscal years.

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Section Description
Recent Contract Activity Provides a list of all recent activity on Contracts held by the Vendor.
Location Provides a map showing the location of the Vendor's location.

Radar Filters

Radar uses all of the same filters as the Contracts Explore page, and will maintain any filters set on Explore Contracts. The filters have slightly different names on the Radar page to better contextualize them to competitive and partner research, but they are organized in the same way.

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Radar Results View

All Radar searches produce a set of resulting Vendors organized into rows, and sorted by market share within the market segment defined using the Radar filters. Six columns are provided in the results view:

Column Description
Partner Click on the heart icon add the Vendor to your Partners list.
Name The name of the Vendor.
Total Obligations (last 4FY) Shows Total Dollars Obligated to Contracts held by the Vendor over the past four fiscal years.
Market Share Shows the percent market share held by the vendor in the market segment defined using the Radar filters.
Total Awards Shows the number of contracts held by the vendor in the market segment defined using the Radar filters.
Most Recent Award Provides a link to the most recently awarded Contract in the defined market segment.

Radar CSV Export

Radar results may be exported to a .CSV document by selecting the Export Results option from the drop down menu in the upper right of the Radar page.

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

Column Description Source
Vendor Name The name of the Vendor. Uses the FPDS.gov and SAM.gov Vendor Name field and validates using GovTribe's definitive Vendor database.
DBA Name The Doing Business As name of the Vendor. Uses the FPDS.gov and SAM.gov Doing As Business Name field and validates using GovTribe's definitive Vendor database.
Date of Last Obligation Provides the date the Vendor last received a new obligation on a federal contract. Uses the FPDS.gov field Effective Date for the most recent transaction.
Number of Contracts (4FY) Provides a count of the contracts won by the Vendor over the last four fiscal years. Calcuated by GovTribe.
Total Dollars Obligated (4FY) Provides an aggregation of the total obligations against all contracts that were active over the last four fiscal years. Calcuated by GovTribe.
FY16 Obligations Provides an aggregation of the total obligations against all contracts that were active in fiscal year 2016. Calcuated by GovTribe.
FY15 Obligations Provides an aggregation of the total obligations against all contracts that were active in fiscal year 2015. Calcuated by GovTribe.
FY14 Obligations Provides an aggregation of the total obligations against all contracts that were active in fiscal year 2014. Calcuated by GovTribe.
FY13 Obligations Provides an aggregation of the total obligations against all contracts that were active in fiscal year 2013. Calcuated by GovTribe.
GovTribe URL Provides the URL for the Vendor's profile on GovTribe. GovTribe-generated.
Website URL Provides the URL for the Vendor's primary website. Uses the website URL from the Vendor's SAM.gov profile.
Address Primary physical location of the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Number of Employees Self-reported number of employees. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Annual Revenue Self-reported annual revenue. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Registered Business Types Provides a pipe ("|") delimited list of any incorporation, socioeconomic, or minoroty status designations held by the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Registered SBA Business Types Provides a pipe ("|") delimited list of any SBA-certified small business designations held by the Vendor. Sourced from all FPDS.gov transaction records associated with the Vendor.
Gov1 Contact Name Name of Government Business point-of-contact #1 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Gov1 Contact E-mail E-mail address for Government Business point-of-contact #1 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Gov1 Contact Phone Phone number for Government Business point-of-contact #1 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Gov2 Contact Name Name of Government Business point-of-contact #2 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Gov2 Contact E-mail E-mail address for Government Business point-of-contact #2 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Gov2 Contact Phone Phone number for Government Business point-of-contact #2 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
eBus1 Contact Name Name of E-Business point-of-contact #1 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
eBus1 Contact E-mail E-mail address for E-Business point-of-contact #1 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
eBus1 Contact Phone Phone number for E-Business point-of-contact #1 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
eBus2 Contact Name Name of E-Business point-of-contact #2 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
eBus2 Contact E-mail E-mail address for E-Business point-of-contact #2 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
eBus2 Contact Phone Phone number for E-Business point-of-contact #2 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Past Perf 1 Contact Name Name of Past Performance point-of-contact #1 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Past Perf 1 Contact E-mail E-mail address for Past Performance point-of-contact #1 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Past Perf 1 Contact Phone Phone number for Past Performance point-of-contact #1 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Past Perf 2 Contact Name Name of Past Performance point-of-contact #2 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Past Perf 2 Contact E-mail E-mail address for Past Performance point-of-contact #2 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
Past Perf 2 Contact Phone Phone number for Past Performance point-of-contact #2 for the Vendor. Sourced from SAM.gov.
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