Agency search results

Sorting search results

By default, your Agency Search results are sorted by Relevance. You can also sort the results by Annual Expenditure (either high to low or low to high) using the "Sort By" drop-down menu above the results.

Switching between project and agency search results

You can toggle your search results between "by projects" or "by agency" views by clicking the "View projects" and "View agencies" buttons located to the right of the "View Map" button above the search results. 


Switching from the "Agency Center Search Results" page:

Click the "All Projects" link in the "View from these agencies" link set at the top of the page and you will navigate to the Project Search Results view containing the projects issued by the agencies from your search.

Switching from the "Project Center Search Results" page:

Click the button titled "View the agencies that issued this projects" and you will navigate to the Agency Search Results view, which contains only those agencies that issued the projects in your search results. (Please note that in order to use this functionality you may be asked to refine your search so that the total number of agencies is 500 or less.) 

NOTE: If your project search result contains projects from fewer than 500 agencies, the number of agencies will be displayed on the button.  If the search result contains projects from more than 500 agencies, the button text will read "View top 500 agencies that issued these projects," and when you click the button, you will see only the top 500 agencies. Also, if after viewing the agencies you switch back to project search results (via the "view projects issued by these 500 agencies" button), you will see fewer projects (only those issued by the top 500 agencies).  To return to the original project search results from the agency list view, use the "back" button.

Viewing agency details

When you click the agency name, you will navigate to the Agency Details page.

The "Overview" tab contains charts displaying the agency's month-by-month purchases and purchases by industry vertical over the past two years.

On the "Contacts" tab, you can see two contact directories: "Decision Maker Contacts" and "Buyer Contacts" (sometimes only one of the two directories is available for an agency).

The "How to Do Business With" tab contains links to information on how to conduct business with the agency.

The "Spending Forecasts" tab displays links to the agency's plans for future expenditures and capital improvements (this tab is only available if your subscription includes the Spending Forecast Center module of the Online Database).

Viewing agency procurement history

To view an agency's Procurement History, click the "View Procurement History" link located to the right of the agency name on its Agency Details page. The procurement history will display the agency's past projects on a search-results page. You then will be able to refine these results using the category links in the left column.

Tracking agencies with agency lists

You can now create Agency Lists that allow you to automatically track and set up Saved Searches for the agencies you want to do business with.

To set up an Agency List, select “New Agency List” in the Agency Lists drop-down menu at the upper-right corner of the Agency Center search-results page. You’ll be asked to name your list and then save it. Once you’ve done that, click the checkboxes beside the names of the agencies you want to add to the list. Then, in the Actions drop-down menu above the search results, select “Add to (new agency list name).”

To automatically monitor those agencies’ procurement activities and spending plans, click either the "All Projects," "All Awards," "Active Term Contracts," or "Spending Forecasts" link in “View from these agencies” links at the top of the page. You’ll be taken to the search module associated with that link where you’ll get a list of the search results associated with those agencies. You can choose additional search refinements in the left column or on Advanced Search page.

Once you've finished with your search parameters, click the “Save search” button at the top of the page and name the search. Then select “Manage Saved Searches” in the Saved Searches drop-down menu above the search results and click the "Send to Guide" checkboxes for your new search. New or updated search results will appear in your daily, weekly or monthly Guides going forward.

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