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Acquisition Gateway: Find Agency Procurement Forecasts and More

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

The Acquisition Gateway (previously called "hallways", in its first iteration) has moved to a new home at

The goal of this tool is to provide a nationwide dashboard of upcoming Federal contracting opportunities. All projected procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. Final decisions on the extent of competition, small business participation, estimated value, or any aspect of the procurement are made if/when a solicitation is posted to Forecast data is for planning purposes only and is not a commitment by the Government to purchase the described products and/or services. Address questions regarding a planned procurement to the point of contact listed in the record found in the tool.

At present, seven (7) Federal executive agencies use the tool for procurement forecasting. They are:

• Department of the Interior

• Department of Labor

• General Services Administration

• U.S. Small Business Administration

• U.S. Office of Personnel Management

• U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

• U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Scroll down to “Forecast of Contracting Opportunities” and click. The Forecast Tool will appear in a new screen. Here you will find over 9,000 new opportunities loaded for FY2024 since the site went live a few weeks ago, with more added daily.

Keys to getting the most out of using this site are using the search functions on the left menu and:

➡ Use the keyword search and filters. Try several different queries or pull the entire list (see exporting results below).

⚠ Look carefully at the following data fields:

  • Contract type = pricing structure - cost, fixed price, time-and-materials, etc.

  • Acquisition strategy / type = if an existing contract will be used or if the new action will be unrestricted (full and open competition) or set-aside.

  • Award Status = where the action is in the acquisition process.

  • Estimate contract value = the estimated total value.

  • Type of awardee = the type of businesses being sought to participate.

➡ If the acquisition strategy is still "planning", this is your shot to influence toward a set-aside. Click on the project title and a POC name and email is found in the details provided.

➡ Easily export your results to .CSV with a click, save to .XLSX and filter/sort further.

October is the time to start researching opportunities for FY2024 and build relationships with your target agencies. Impact acquisition strategies that are still undecided and let Federal buyers and program personnel know you are out there!

In addition to procurement forecasts, the Acquisition Gateway provides a primer on Category Management (CM), a strategic approach of buying common goods and services collectively, to improve the efficiency and overall effectiveness of an organization. It’s an industry best practice – and, since late 2014, the federal government has been implementing CM to buy smarter and more like a single organization. The Government has classified groups of acquisitions into categories to drive improvements, analyze spend data, develop studies and tools, and conduct agency and industry outreach to drive category-specific improvements.

You'll also find Data and Dashboards that include a list of tools for research on pricing under a variety of categories for services already under contract. Doing your research will make sure you are in the ballpark when you propose under a GSA Schedule, GWAC, or other contract vehicle.

NOTE: Some data on the Acquisition Gateway is reserved only for Federal employees. The site will provide a message when the data / information is not available to the general public.

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