The government contracting world is large and can be overwhelming, even to experienced contracting professionals. Our mission is to make it as easy as possible to browse, search, analyze, and understand the information that drives this market. We take important public government data that is scattered across multiple websites, databases, and APIs - all related in some way to federal contracting - and we integrate it into a simple, easily navigable experience. We take procurement information from FedBizOpps (fbo.gov), contract spending data from USAspending.gov and FPDS.gov, protest information from the GAO website, and company information from the System for Award Management (SAM.gov). We enrich contract information using various agency websites and specialized resources like defense.gov, the NAICS and PSC code APIs, the SBA registration website, and more.
Using all of this data we deliver information about the market along eight facets, each of which is listed in the Explore menu:
- Projects - Current and past federal contract opportunities, with complete information on the procurement process.
- Categories - Substantive market segments based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes.
- Vendors - Companies and individuals who provide services or sell products to the federal government.
- Agencies - The top-level buying entities of the federal government.
- Offices - The sub-agency organizational entities that operate in this market.
- People - The contracting officers and other points-of-contact for government procurements.
To help our users get their bearings as they navigate the government contracting market through GovTribe, we've made a few short tutorial videos that walk through each of these market facets. Let us show you how much easier it can be.
Other parts of this tutorial series:
- Part 2: Exploring Projects
- Part 3: Exploring Categories
- Part 4: Exploring Vendors
- Part 5: Exploring Agencies and Offices
- Part 6: Exploring People