Small Business Tips for

At, 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 home page ( 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 “Contract Opportunities”.
  3. Search by keyword OR click “Advanced Search” and follow our suggestions below:
  • Leave the Search field blank.  (On the left-hand side of the page, under the keyword search bar, you can search by Federal Organizations, Dates, Notice Type, Product or Service Information, Set Aside, Place of Performance, Contract Awardee, and Status.  There are additional filters that can also be used.)
  • If you are specifically interested in working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, select “Federal Organizations” on the left-hand side under the keyword search bar. Enter 96CE and select “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers- Civil Program Financing Only”.  This will bring up all contract opportunities within the entire Corps.
  • If you are interested 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 (e.g., 70*** will give you results for just about all of South Louisiana and 71*** will give you results for north Louisiana and South Arkansas.)
  • Under “Status”, check to make sure only the “Active” box is selected to view only active opportunities.
  • For “Set Aside”, we suggest leaving this field alone unless you are pursuing a set-aside contract.  Leaving this blank will generate a list of all announcements (set-asides as well as unrestricted bids).
  • Next, enter your firm’s NAICS code in the “Product or Service Information” field.  Select your NAICS.  You can search by multiple NAICS by repeating this step.  Simple “x” out of any NAICS you want to delete.
  1. Click “Search.” If you are logged in to your account, you can click “Actions” towards the top right of the screen and Save or Download your search. will then run searches automatically and e-mail the results to you.