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Small Business Tips for FedBizOpps

At FedBizOpps, a contractor can query federal procurement opportunities from most all federal agencies. We strongly recommend that you spend time becoming familiar with this site and all its features. Become an expert at navigating this free business development tool. Feel free to follow the instructions below to set up an automated search that will generate a daily list of federal business opportunities sent directly to your e-mail.

  1. Go to the FebBizOpps home page (www.fbo.gov). Though registration isn't necessary to view procurement opportunities, we recommend registering at this site to take advantage of all the site’s features. For example, only registered users can receive automated search results via e-mail or list their firms as an interested vendor in association with an opportunity.
  2. From the home page, click the “Opportunities” tab at the top.
  3. Click on “Advanced Search” tab at the top of the page.
  4. Select the search criteria you want to use, or follow our suggestions below.
  5. Leave the Full Text/SOL # Search field blank.
  6. Select All Agency/Office/Locations for a broad search. If you are specifically interested in working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, select Specific Agency/Office/Location. An agency/office dropdown menu will appear. From there, scroll through the alphabetically listed agencies until you reach “Department of the Army.” Hold your mouse over “Department of the Army,” and list of Army agencies will appear. Scroll down to “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” and click. (If you accidentally add an agency to the list that you do not want to include in your search, delete it from your list by clicking the small box containing an “x” to the left of the listing.)
  7. Under “Documents to Search,” choose “Active Documents.”
  8. Under Opportunity/Procurement Type,” choose “Presolicitation,” “Modification/Amendment,” “Combined Synopsis/Soliciation,” “Award Notice,” and “Sources Sought.”
  9. Under Posted Dates, click the down arrow to view the list of options and then select “Last 3 days.”
  10. Leave “Posted Date Range,” “Response Deadline,” and “Last Modified” fields blank.
  11. If you are interested only in work being done in a limited geographical area, use the “Place of Performance” field. Enter the first two digits of a zip code followed by three asterisks
  12. For Set Aside Code, we suggest leaving this field alone. Unless you are pursuing a set-aside contract, leave all boxes unchecked to generate a list of all announcements, set-asides as well as unrestricted bids.
  13. We suggest leaving “Classification Code” blank.
  14. Next, enter your firm’s NAICS code. Enter multiple NAICS codes by holding down the CTRL key as you click on various codes.
  15. Click “Search.” Once you receive your search results, click “Save Search Agent” at the top of the screen and follow the instructions for labeling your search and scheduling regular searches. FedBizOpps will then run searches automatically and e-mail the results to you.

Contact

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District

Office of Small Business Programs
1222 Spruce St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Karla Babb/Small Business Chief

Telephone: (314) 331-8513
Fax: (314) 331-8770