What is Radar?

GovTribe Radar helps you find Vendors, based on the attributes of contracts they have won in the past. Think of it a bit like Explore Contracts in reverse. You decide the contract attributes you're interested in, and we'll show you the Vendors that have won contracts like that in the past.

You can use Radar to find possible teaming partners or scope the competition. Also, you can export the results of Radar for additional offline analysis.

The examples below are moderately general, but provide you the building blocks for using Radar. If you get stuck, feel free to ask a question in the chat box to the bottom right of your screen.

For complete definitions of all Radar filters and data elements you can review our Radar Data Glossary.


Finding Teaming Partners

Using Radar to find teaming partners is pretty simple. For example, let's say you are trying to find a partner that has won 8(a) contracts with the Air Force in the NAICS code 541511. No problem.

  • 1 Click the Radar link on the user menu
  • 2 Enter Air Force, 541511, and 8(a) into the filters Radar
  • 3 Scroll down a bit to see the results, sorted by total obligations over the past 4 fiscal years. Radar

Finding Competitors

You may have noticed that there is a "View Radar" button on the top of every Project. When you click on this button, we'll take the attributes of the Project and run it against all awarded Contracts to find likely competitors. Here's how it works:

  • 1 Click the "View Radar" button at the top of any Project.
  • 2 The attributes of that Project will be automatically set for you in Radar. You can add to these if you like. Radar
  • 3 Scroll down a bit to see the results, sorted by total obligations over the past 4 fiscal years. Radar

Finding Similar Vendors

You may have noticed that there is a "View Radar" button on the top of every Vendor. When you click on this button, we'll take the attributes of all the Contracts that Vendor has won and show you other Vendors with similar profiles. Here's how it works:

  • 1 Click the "View Radar" button at the top of any Vendor.
  • 2 The attributes of the Contracts that Vendor has won will be automatically set for you in Radar. You can edit these if you like. Radar
  • 3 Scroll down a bit to see the results, sorted by total obligations over the past 4 fiscal years. Radar
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