Federal Contract Vehicles

Annotated descriptions of Federal Contract Vehicles Search and Detail pages in GovTribe

In GovTribe, the Awards section of the main menu contains the award information and obligations for every federal contract, contract IDV, contracting vehicle, and grant. GovTribe regularly mines contract-related award information from FPDS.gov and USASpending.gov in near real time so this information is synced with the definitive federal source.

Award information is searchable on GovTribe, via the Awards section of the navigation menu.

The first three items of this menu section, described later in this document, are related to federal contracts. The fourth menu item allows you to search for Federal Grant Awards.

This document describes the second item: Federal Contract Vehicles, which is the third level of the awards data hierarchy.

Related Articles: Research Past Awards (Incumbent Contracts) Federal Contract Award Data Hierarchy Funding Report

The Federal Contract Vehicles Search Page

To access the Federal Contract Vehicles Search Page:

Step 1. Go to: Main Menu >> Awards >> Federal Contract Vehicles

The Federal Contract Vehicles Search Page will be displayed, which allows you to view and access Federal Contract IDV Awards sourced by GovTribe.

Please refer to Search 101 for details on how to use this page to search for awards.

The following image describes this page and its features and functionality. Note the following:

The Federal Contract Vehicle Detail Page

To access a Federal Contract Vehicle Detail Page:

Step 1. Go to: Main Menu >> Awards >> Federal Contract Vehicles, search for the desired award, then click on the Title of the award listed (or its View button).

The Federal Contract Vehicle Detail Page will be displayed.

If a section described below does not apply to a particular award it will not be displayed.

Details Section

This section displays important details of the Contract Vehicle Award, including a summary of the Contract Vehicle, Award Date, Last Date to Order, and Predecessors and Successors, if available.

Award Hierarchy Section

If applicable, the award hierarchy will be displayed, similar to the following image:

See Federal Contract Award Data Hierarchy for a complete description of the award hierarchy.

Aggregate Obligations Section

This section displays various funding information currently true for the Contract Vehicle. Scroll over any item to view details about that metric.

Click the Total Task Orders button to view a graph displaying the task order distribution amongst the awarded vendors.

Funding Analysis Section

This section provides useful funding information for the Contract Vehicle, starting at the highest contracting level and allowing you to drill down to the lowest. See Funding Analysis for a more detailed description of this section’s functionality.

The example below shows the default highest level for a Master GSA Schedule, with 99.808% of the total funds awarded as Federal Contracts and 0.192% as Federal Contract IDVs.

Hover your mouse over the two areas to view these details. In the example below, this contract vehicle has $73b in Federal Contract Awards obligations, which is 99.808% of the vehicle's total obligation (Federal Contract IDVs account for the remaining 0.192% with $140m in obligations).

When the Federal Contract Awards section is clicked in the above example, the chart changes to drill down into details on the Federal Contract Awards only, as shown below.

The relative size of each "block" represents obligation size in relation to other "blocks".

Federal Agencies Section

This screen displays a list of all Federal Agencies associated with the Contract Vehicle.

Federal Contract IDV Awards Section

This section displays a list of all Federal Contract IDVs that have been awarded under this IDV Award.

Federal Contract Awards Section

This section displays a list of all Federal Contracts that have been awarded under this Contract Vehicle Award.

Federal Contract Opportunities Section

This section provides access to information about the Federal Contractor Opportunities that resulted in the Award.

Awardees Section

This section displays a list of all Awardees under the Contract Vehicle and their relevant information.