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Q: Federal and state government IT contracts ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Federal and state government IT contracts
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: ebarker-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 25 Jun 2002 13:42 PDT
Expires: 25 Jul 2002 13:42 PDT
Question ID: 33115
Are these documents (requests for proposals, specs, final contracts)
available online, as a matter of public record?  If so, where would I
go to find them online?  I'm specifically looking for federal ones,
but state would be great, too.  Thanks!
Subject: Re: Federal and state government IT contracts
Answered By: blader-ga on 25 Jun 2002 14:28 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear ebarker:

Thank you for your question! The short answer to your first question
is: yes! All Federal contracts are currently being routed through, and you will find all of the documents you were
looking for at these two resources:

#1. The search page at

You can narrow down the criteria of the search as you see fit. In
particular, for the "Procurement Classification Code," you will want
to use "70 - General Purpose Information Technology Equipment" or "D -
Information Technology Services".

However, note that using this method will only give you documents
after December, 2001. If you want older documents (pre-FBO), you will
have to use the second method.

#2. Browse

You can retrieve as the same documents as the first method on a day by
day basis by clicking on "FBO Archives", then drilling down to your
desired date. After selecting the desired date, choose the category of
the contract (Again, you are probably looking for categories "70" and
"D"). This will display all contracts and related documents relating
to IT for the given date.

For pre-FBO documents simply click on "CBD Archives". This is the
archive for Commerce Business Daily. You use the archive the exact
same way as the FBO Archives, only this archive contain all the
pre-FBO contracts and related documents.

Additional Resources:

Federal Business Opportunities

Google Search Strategy:

   federal contracts documents

I hope this information was helpful to you! If you need any additional
clarifications, please don't hesitate to ask. I would be more than
happy to assist you further.

Best Regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by ebarker-ga on 25 Jun 2002 14:46 PDT
Great answer, and thanks!  Is there a central source for the states,
or do they each run their own?

Clarification of Answer by blader-ga on 25 Jun 2002 15:15 PDT
Dear ebarker:

I did attempt to conduct a search on a resource for the states, but I
was unable to find any centralized source for all the states. This is
why I didn't include any state sources in my answer. Sorry, I should
have mentioned that.

Thank you very much for the five star rating. =) If you still need
clarifications, please let me know.

Best Regards,
ebarker-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Very helpful, thanks!

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