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How To Subscribe To Organizations And Find Active RFPs/Bids
How to find agency project lists ("portals") and how to save those portal links to your vendor dashboard for quick access in the future
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Written by Bobby L Williams II
Updated over a week ago

If you just signed up, your vendor dashboard might be empty. That's okay! Everyone starts out that way. This article will help you fill it up and get connected with the agencies you want to do business with.

How To Subscribe To OpenGov Procurement Portals from the Governments' Website

Step 1: Navigate to an organization's portal that you're interested in

You can find agency portals by going to the websites of the Procurement/Purchasing teams you want to work with. They will typically post a link on their website to their OpenGov Procurement portal or they may have a live portal embedded directly into their website. Some keywords for this page on agency websites include Purchasing, Procurement, Contracting, Doing Business With Us, Vendor Signup, Bidding Opportunities, or RFPs & Bids. Here is an example from a customer website:

Step 2: Click subscribe

You can signup to get notifications on new bids and RFPs by clicking the green "Subscribe" button agency portals. This will send you notification emails from that agency when there are new projects. If you want to learn more about how to customize the notifications you receive, check out this article

Step 3: Navigate to portals from your vendor dashboard

After you've subscribed to the agencies of interest, they'll show up on your dashboard.

Pro Tip: If you would like to be notified of opportunities that are only relevant to your business, please make sure you have added category codes to your Company Profile.

You will also want to make sure your subscription settings are set to Notify Me When New Opportunity Matches Company Category Codes. **IF an agency chooses to release their project(s) without category codes assigned, they are choosing to notify their entire vendor list with the exception of vendors that have selected to Never be notified.**

How To Find Active RFPs/Bids (The Network Tab)

To view the open bids of all OpenGov Procurement customers at a moment in time, click on the "Network" tab. Once you click on the Project of interest, it will navigate you to the Project Detail page, which can then take you to the Agency's bid portal:

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