PSC Categories

Description of PSC Categories and annotated description of PSC Search and Detail Pages

Also referred to as Federal Supply Codes, Product Service Codes (PSCs) maintained at acquisition.gov are used by the United States government to describe the products, services, and research and development purchased by the government. Government procurement specialists and government contractors alike require a solid understanding of these codes in order to produce quality partnerships between buyers and suppliers.

GovTribe maintains a list of PSC Categories and their details, allowing you to:

  • filter by your relevant PSC Categories when searching for Opportunities,

  • research competitors and possible teaming partners within certain PSC categories

The PSC Categories Search Page

To access the PSC Categories Search Page:

Step 1. Go to: Main Menu >> Categories >> PSC Categories

The PSC Catgories Search Page will be displayed, which allows you to view and access information about PSC Categories.

Please refer to the following for details on how to use this page to search for opportunities: Search 101 Find Contract or Grant Opportunities

The following image describes this page and its features and functionality.

Favorite the PSC Categories relevant to your work to make it easier to pursue relevant contracts. When searching for Opportunities, you’ll be able to quickly add those PSC Categories to your filters.

The PSC Category Detail Page

To access a PSC Category’s Detail Page:

Step 1. Go to: Main Menu >> Categories >> PSC Categories

Step 2. Search for the appropriate PSC Category, then click on its Title (or View button).

You can also access an PSC Category’s detail page by clicking on any PSC Category link throughout GovTribe.

The PSC Category’s Detail Page will be displayed, which allows you to view and access its information.

Reports Section

At the top of the PSC Category Detail page, the Reports section is displayed with the Funding tab selected by default. Click each tab to view a different report for this PSC Category, as described below.

Funding Tab

This Reports tab displays a bar graph representing funding in dollars for Contracts and Grants over the selected time frame for this PSC Category, which can be changed in the Date drop-down list at the top. Scroll over any bar section to see the dollar amount it represents.

For more information, see Funding Report.

Scroll over any bar section to see the dollar amount it represents.

Awards Tab

This Reports tab displays an area graph representing the total number of Awards for the PSC Category.

For more information, see Awards Reports.

IDIQs Tab

This Reports tab displays a list of Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracts currently active for the PSC Category, and their obligation data.

Schedules Tab

This Reports tab displays a list of Schedule Contracts currently active for the PSC Category, and their obligation data.

GWACs Tab

This Reports tab displays a list of Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) currently active for the PSC Category, and their obligation data.

BPAs Tab

This Reports tab displays a list of Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) currently active for the Agency, and their obligation data.

This section provides a list of Opportunities for this PSC Category, based on the number of times it has been accessed by GovTribe users.

Funding Analysis Section

This section provides useful information about the PSC Category’s funding history, 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.

Details Section

This section provides a description of the PSC Category, as defined in The North American Industry Classification System.

Federal Contract IDVs Section

This section displays a list of all Federal Contract IDVs that have been awarded for this PSC Category.

Federal Contract Awards Section

This section displays a list of all Federal Contracts that have been awarded for this PSC Category.

Federal Contract Opportunities Section

This section provides access to information about the Federal Contract Opportunities currently open for this Agency.