FedBizOpps Designated as Governmentwide Point of Entryfor Procurement Opportunities
May 18, 2001
Contact: Eleni Martin (202) 501-1231
Washington, DC - FedBizOpps (http://www.fedbizopps.gov) has been designated as the single source for federal government procurement opportunities that exceed $25,000. The interim Federal Acquisition Regulation was published in the Federal Register on May 16. It is open for public comment until July 16, 2001.
The interim rule would give Federal agencies until October 1, 2001 to complete their transition to, or integration with, FedBizOpps. After October 1, all agencies must use FedBizOpps to provide the public to access to notice of procurement actions over $25,000. To give the public a period to adjust to the change, notices will be posted on FedBizOpps and published in the Commerce Business Daily from October 1, 2001 to January 1, 2002. After January 1, 2002, contracting officers can stop posting notices in the Commerce Business Daily.
In recent months, FedBizOpps has undergone extensive testing, modification and review to be certain that it has the capacity and reliability to satisfy the demands of governmentwide operation. Currently 29 agencies use the FedBizOpps system to post any and all relevant procurement information on the Internet, including procurement notices, solicitations, drawings, and amendments, and eventually receive proposals electronically.
By signing up to automatically receive procurement information, by solicitation number, selected organizations, and product service classification, vendors can react more quickly to procurement opportunities because they are better informed. Vendors can also search procurements by solicitation number, date, procurement classification code, and agency for active or archived solicitations. To date, over 90,000 vendors are registered to receive notification of business opportunities from FedBizOpps.
The FedBizOpps web site provides assistance by e-mail and a toll-free helpline. The site also links to FirstGov.gov, Federal Asset Sales, Federal Commons, Department of Defense Business Opportunities, and the Minority Business Development Agency.