ProcurementSearch.com is a search engine for government contracts and procurement opportunities. Think Google, but for bids and RFPs with your local government agency.
If you’re a small business, and you’ve tried to do business with your city, county, or other local government agencies, your experience probably went something like this:
- Talk to an agency rep at a networking event and they tell you about their website.
- Check their website on your smartphone and discover it doesn’t work very well on a phone.
- Go home and check their site and see that it’s just a big list of contracts, no way to search, no way to find what’s relevant to your business.
- Realize you have to do this for all the different agencies!
- Give up and let someone else get those government contracts.
We’re changing all that.
Now, put in your keywords to describe the kinds of contracts you want go for. ProcurementSearch.com scans all of the open contracts and RFPs in every one of our member agencies, and shows you only the results you want to see.
Now you can find contracts and bid opportunies with all our member agencies quickly and easily.
Who made this Procurement Search?
I did! I’m Steve, creator of ProcurementSearch.com. I started building these sites in 2014, and launched in 2015. At first, I focused just on the Portland area with PDXProcurementSearch.com, and then I expanded state-wide with OregonProcurementSearch.com. Since then, we’ve been steadily growing. My team and I now work tirelessly to bring new agencies on and improve our features for you.
WHY did I make this software?
I watched my small business friends struggle with finding government contracts for several years. They all have the same complaint. When they tried to use all the different government agency sites to find contracts, they’d get frustrated spending so much time trying to see if anything fit for them. If they signed up for e-bidding notices in their emails, their inboxes would overflow with irrelevant contracts.
I also started chatting with the procurement managers who’d bring paper printouts of their e-bidding sites to networking events to hand out as flyers. Every agency rep wants to work with small, local businesses. But getting small businesses to pay attention to their websites has been tough for them.
Government contracts were going unnoticed, and large companies and out-of-state firms would continue to get the contracts instead of the Oregon small businesses. This is the status quo, but it isn’t a very good one.
I wanted to change that. I built a prototype and started showing it around in early 2015, and the response was out of this world.
Fast forward a year and a half (I’m writing this in November 2016) and several agency contracts later, and here we are.
Connecting government purchasers and small business vendors, and giving people the tools they need to succeed and thrive.