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Discovery Market Research Tool Now Includes HCaTS Data

GSA’s Discovery Market Research tool now includes data from GSA’s Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) contracts. The contracts were added to provide unprecedented acquisition planning and market research support to customers and agencies looking to fulfill their requirements through these contracts. You can find Discovery on the HCaTS Research Tools web pages or at discovery.gsa.gov

Discovery, originally developed for OASIS and OASIS Small Business, integrates data from the System for Award Management (SAM) and the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) to provide “one stop shopping” for information.

The Discovery Market Research Tool allows federal users to:

Discovery allows federal users to:

  • Generate a listing of awarded contractors based on a primary North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and filter for fair opportunity from a list of socioeconomic classifications
  • Find contractor administrative information such as points of contact, as well as, lists of current and completed contract actions from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS); and
  • Download contractor details as a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file for offline use and analysis.

How Discovery Works

Discovery pulls information from FPDS to provide context-rich contract history on awarded contractors based on primary NAICS codes. Each contract is separated into Unrestricted and SB to make it easy to reserve task orders for small business categories.

With Discovery, users can research contracts by first selecting the contract vehicle of interest and then selecting a NAICS code/description matching the requirement. This will display all of the awarded contractors in that contract pool. A pool is a separate contract with one or more NAICS assigned and a single small business size standard. Each pool has unique qualifications tied to a specific scope identified by an assigned NAICS code.

On the vendor results page, users select a primary NAICS Code to view the vendor contract history, as well as up to date SAM registration data. Discovery also loads data from the FPDS to automatically provide you with a context-rich contract history for each contractor, including the amount of the contract, the primary NAICS code and the pricing type.

To suggest improvements for Discovery or be a part of our user research, contact pshc-dev@gsa.gov.

 

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