Finding Federal Contracting Opportunities with FedBizOpps
If you’ve had an interest in government contracting, you’ve probably heard about Federal Business Opportunities, which is more popularly known as FedBizOpps.
Purpose Behind FedBizOpps
The idea behind FedBizOpps is to have a single place where information on Federal procurement solicitations is collected, maintained and disseminated to the public. Furthermore, the system collects volunteered contact information (e-mail address) of individuals, as well as company information on vendors who use FedBizOpps to link up with Federal business opportunities for their products and/or services. The information fed into the system helps administer and manage Federal buyer access, build list of interested vendors, and keep these vendors up to date in terms of Federal solicitations that might suit them.
In short, FedBizOpps is where you can find federal procurements that match your business. Its website posts all Federal procurement opportunities with a value above $25,000.
The FedBizOpps website provides a sophisticated search engine that helps you sift through more than 40,000 immediate RFP opportunities, including archived records. It also features potential federal contract opportunities, and all GSA Schedule solicitations. There are several training programs at the site that teach you the workings of the FBO system.
Why Register with FedBizOpps?
It is not necessary to register to use FedBizOpps, but if you do, you can:
Receive e-mail alerts – You can sign up for email alerts, depending on keywords or other filters you provide, like agency, type of government contract, etc.
Watch pending contracts. Make your own watchlist of federal opportunities.
FedBizOps for Marketing
FedBiz is very helpful to Federal marketers, sales teams, and business development teams, as well as for anybody who is interested in GSA Sales and contracts.
Agency Profiles – You can view federal organization profiles, their procuring areas, and all available opportunities.
Interested Vendor – You may also list your company as an interested vendor so other vendors can reach out to you and propose a collaboration.
Sources Sought Notices – FedBizOpps contains sources sought notices as well, allowing agencies to ask about qualified vendors for a certain upcoming project, no matter if it is ready for bid or not.
Small Business Events – You can also find on the FedBizOpps website a listing of all small business events that various agencies sponsor.
For many business owners, winning State, local or federal contracts is regarded as critical to their success and growth. Indeed, providing a product or service to the government comes with many great opportunities for businesses across the country, and FedBizOpps is one of the most helpful resources for those that are seeking any type of federal contract. Thanks to the tech age, the whole process has only become simpler and speedier too!