What is a FedBizOpps - Now the Contract Opportunities page on SAM.gov


Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) moved to SAM.gov as of November, 2019.  It is now known as Contract Opportunities

FedBizOpps, or FBO, was the Federal government's website that posted all Federal procurement opportunities over opportunities with a value over $25,000. Think of it as the government's proposal central, or better yet, RFP central. They have switched the site and it is now referred to as SAM. Dumb name for sure, but GSA is consolidating disparate systems into its System for Acquisition Management (SAM).

This new site provides you with a search engine for finding more than thousands of open RFP opportunities, as well as archived records.  It also lists possible future federal contract opportunities. You can also see the GSA MAS solicitation on this site.

Several training programs are available at the site to teach you the mechanics of using the system.

SAM Registration Benefits

You do not need to register to use the system, however, if you do, you can

  • E-mail Notifications - sign up for email notifications based on keywords or other criteria you specify, such as agency, PSC, and FSC codes, and type of government contract.
  • Monitor pending contracts - Stay on top of impending federal contracts. 
  • Watch List - add federal contract opportunities to your own watch list, and you will receive notices of these RFPs.

SAM.gov is Useful for Marketing

SAM.gov is most useful for Federal marketers, federal salespeople, and business development personnel, and those interested in GSA Sales and GSA contracts.

Agency Profiles - You can look at profiles of federal organizations that use the system, see the procuring locations, and view all current opportunities.

Interested Vendor - You can also list your firm as being an interested vendor so that other vendors can contact you about collaborating on a project.

Sources Sought Notices - FBO also contains sources sought notices that allow agencies to request information about qualified vendors for a prospective project, even if the project is not yet ready to go out for bid.

Small Business Events - For small businesses, it also contains a listing of all small business events that are sponsored by various agencies.


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