Finding Federal Contracting Opportunities with FedBizOpps
If you’ve ever thought of entering into government contracting, you’ve likely heard of Federal Business Opportunities or FedBizOpps.
Purpose Behind FedBizOpps
FedBizOpps is mainly involved in the collection, maintenance and dissemination of information regarding Federal procurement solicitations for public consumption. 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 recorded in the system helps in the facilitation and management of Federal buyer access, listing of interested vendors, and keeping such vendors abreast with Federal solicitations that match their goods or services.
In short, FedBizOpps is where you can find federal procurements that match your business. On its website, Federal procurement opportunities worth over $25,000 are posted.
The FedBizOpps website lets you use a search engine that helps you explore more than 40,000 current RFP opportunities, including archived ones. In addition, it lists planned federal contract opportunities and all GSA Schedule solicitations. There are many training programs at the site teaching you how the FBO system works.
Advantages of FedBizOpps Registration
You need not register to be able to use FedBizOpps, but doing so allows you to:
Get e-mail notifications – You will be able to sign up for email notifications as per keywords or other criteria you indicate, like PSC and FSC codes, agency, and so on.
Monitor impending contracts. Make your own watchlist of federal opportunities.
FedBizOps for Marketing
FedBiz is very useful for Federal marketers, business development teams and salespersons, and for anyone who has an interest in GSA Sales and GSA contracts.
Agency Profiles – You will be able to check out profiles of federal organizations within the system, including procuring locations, and all existing opportunities.
Interested Vendor – You can also sign your firm up as an interested vendor so other vendors can connect with you for potential collaborations.
Sources Sought Notices – FedBizOpps also has sources sought notices that enable agencies to ask for information on qualified vendors for a potential project, whether or not the project is already ready for bidding.
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. Doing business with the government indeed comes with a lot of great opportunities for vendors all over the country, and FedBizOpps is one of the most useful tools for those that seek federal contracts of any kind. Thanks to the digital age, the entire process has become easier and faster too!