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See how and where the government spends money.

Sell to the government? Use GovSpend to find new agency leads, see competitor’s sales, and receive bid notifications.

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How it works

1. Search for products, agencies, vendors, or contacts.

Our powerful search engine allows you to filter through our database of government spending history consisting over hundreds of millions of purchase orders. Find transactions based on product descriptions, product numbers, amounts, contacts, agency or vendor names, and more.

2. View Spending details and identify opportunities.

View agency profiles for their spending history, PO details, and contact information. Find ways you can save them money, provide better services, or prepare for their next purchase based on the historical data.

3. Save your searches and receive updates straight to your inbox.

Save your searches to receive notifications every time new purchases are added to our database.

Why it works

1. Agencies buy the products you sell, but they’re not going out for bid.

Only 20% of government spending goes through the bid and RFP process. The other 80% is purchased without a competitive bid. By looking at historical purchasing records, you’ll see which agencies are purchasing your products, who they are buying from, and what they’re paying.

2. If you’re waiting for the bid, you may be too late.

When a bid is published, it’s not uncommon that an agency has already been working with a company to test the product or to gather specifications. Don’t fall behind in the race to win contracts. Instead, use data to make targeted and insightful sales efforts before the bid process.

3. Earn business based on relationships, not pricing.

Using our database, be the company with the competitive advantage to find what agencies are purchasing such as, small quantities for testing and related products or services to what you sell. For example: Accessories, warranties, or parts can help you find what an agency is buying and when it’s time for them to purchase again.

4. Focus on market trends, not single transactions.

By looking at patterns such as when products or services you sell are at their peak, when certain agencies tend to purchase the most, or maybe even noticing relevant products or add-ons entering the market, you’ll be equipped to strategize your next sales move with confidence.


View Spending

Our powerful search engine lets you filter through our database in hundreds of ways. View results by items, agencies, vendors, price, spending trends, or even agency contacts. We’ll notify you when purchases are added to the system based on your searches so you’re always up to date on activity in the marketplace.

Bid Notifications

Use our Bids & Quotes product to get notified of new opportunities that are up for bid. Our powerful search engine lets you focus in on the new opportunities that are requesting the products and services you sell. Then we’ll send you notifications straight to your email inbox.


Monitoring activity in your government marketplace is even easier with the dashboard. Using visual representations such as charts, graphs, maps, and more. The dashboard provides actionable intelligence to your business. You can create multiple dashboards for different products, competitors, industries, or customers.


Like what you see? Export your results with one click. Using export credits, you can download a spreadsheet or the complete spending history based on your search Or focus on the leads and export agency contact lists for free up to 1000 contacts at a time.

Find Contacts

Along with using our search feature to find contacts by products, agencies, or vendors, our “Find Contacts” tab allows you to find contacts by location, position, office or agency type.


Whether you’re a sales team, marketing team, or a C-level management team, it’s easy to share what you find. Delegate work, share contact lists, or show spending patterns with all your teams. Sharing between licensed users is easy.

World Class Support

To get the most out of our service, we provide a robust help center to turn you into a pro. Additionally, our in-house Customer Service Team is available via phone, chat, and email to assist you in any way.

Inc. - GovSpend’s data...allows businesses to search for the areas where their product is likely to be in highest demand.
Forbes - Cash-strapped government agencies could save a lot of money if they had access to a centralized database of relevant purchases by comrades in other locations
The Washingston Post - GovSpend gives our users the ability to see precisely how to competitively price and market their products and services.
Reuters - GovSpend operates as a searchable database of government procurement information, allowing users to find a whole range of past deals.

GovSpend collects data from local state, and federal agencies.

Purchase Orders (POs) include all of the relevant details of a purchase: product descriptions, quantities, pricing, vendor profiles, agency information and much more. GovSpend makes all of those details easily searchable.

Thousands of users from across the nation.

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