If you enter keywords, the search will look for these keywords in agency names. The Agency Center search page has one field for keywords, and all of them will be found in each agency name in your search results. The Advanced Search page has three fields for keywords; all three can be used at the same time.
The geographic location of the agency. Search by states, cities, counties, and MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas).
Level of Government
Search for agencies at the city/town, county, state and federal level as well as agencies that are special districts or school districts.
You can refine a search for agencies according to their area of focus or jurisdiction, such as Education, General Purpose, Public Safety, and Transportation.
You can specify a range of agencies' annual spending in your search (for example, search only for agencies with expenditures of between $50 million and $100 million).
You have the option of narrowing your search by the population that the agencies serve (for example, search only for agencies whose constituencies have populations of between 500,000 and 1 million).
If you're searching for school districts, you can specify a certain range of student population (e.g., districts whose schools have total enrollments of between 1,000 and 5,000 students).
Number of Employees
You can specify a range of how many people work for the agencies you're searching for (for example, between 500 and 1,000).
Fiscal Year End
You can choose one or more months in which the agencies you're looking for close out their books for the year.
Agencies That Have
These checkboxes allow you to search only for agencies that have the following included with their agency pages in the Online Database:
Decision maker contact information
Spending forecast documents
"How to Do Business With" information links (i.e., to webpages for vendor registration, vendor best practices, procurement procedures, etc.)