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Make note of the following if you do business with the DLA

The following two notices were posted on the DLA’s DIBBS website on 10/14/2020: (https://lnkd.in/e3ZEgtc)

Topic: NO DOWNLOAD FILES Due to System Maintenance during the holiday weekend, there were no download files dated Oct. 9 -12. The file dated Oct. 13th has solicitations with an issue date of both Oct. 13th and 14th.

Posted: 10-14-2020

Topic: FAST AUTO EVALUATION Due to the large volume of new automated solicitations that had been generated recently, we are temporarily suspending Fast Auto Evaluation until Monday, October 19, 2020. Questions can be directed to the DIBBS Helpdesk at DibbsBSM@dla.mil .

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PartsBase Government Data Introduces Award Notifications

PartsBase Government Data , Inc.deploys a new application to enable DoD award notifications tailored to your needs and specific to your requirements. Quickly and efficiently select your company or CAGE Code, enter your email address and that’s it. You can even add up to 100 (one hundred) other companies or CAGE Codes to the list. Once you do, every morning you will receive an email notifying you of the contracts awarded to those companies in your list as an Excel attachment with all the relevant information, and the data grouped by CAGE code. Come by and see why thousands of companies rely on PartsBase Government Data, Inc. as their daily driver.

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FPDS Intergration, Phase I, Complete

PartsBase Government Data Inc. deploys Phase I of FPDS (Federal Procurement Data System) integration.  Find relevant data by and search by CAGE to quickly filter your list by any line detail then export the data.  In the coming weeks, we will be deploying Phase II which will join the data in CAGE reporting and Phase III which will focus making the data interactive and providing better associations between contracts and CLIN level data.  We are extremely excited to bring this to you and we also look forward to showing you what’s next.  Come by PartsBase Government Data and see for yourself why thousands of companies rely on PartsBase Government Data as their daily driver.

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FBO – Your Way

PartsBase Government Data introduces major enhancements to our standalone FBO module.  These include the ability to create custom and user specific saved searches.  Additionally, with this enhancement, our members now have the ability to export the data to Excel.  This module was initially deployed May 15, 2015 and was subsequently enhanced but with this latest upgrade, our members now have complete control over all the information available though FBO and each can create personalized and custom searches relevant to them – with full export functionality.  Come by and see why thousands of companies rely on PartsBase Government Data as their daily driver.


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Looking for Revenue?

Another Fun Fact: $726,014,266.53 is the estimated value of DoD solicitations open and available for bidding. Add in the $317,431,105.44 ‘expired’ but available for bidding and you’ll find over $1,000,000,000 in potential revenue opportunities waiting for you. Where does you company fit on this pie chart?

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Change is Here

Things have changed… Are you ready?


PartsBase Government Data Inc. introduces new technology that enables collaboration and commerce between buyers and sellers.  Quickly find suppliers for products you’re seeking and shorten the time between discovery and execution.

Come by and see for yourself why thousands of companies rely on PartsBase Government Data as their daily driver.


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Change is coming

Things are about to change…. Are you ready? #rEvolution


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PartsBase Government Data – A New Day

Over the last few months, we published several posts about PartsBase Government Data.  The first was titled “Got PartsBase Government Data?”  Then a couple or posts about “Why PartsBase Government Data” and “The Importance of Planning and Researching” followed by “The Benefits of PartsBase Government Data” and an invitation to “Come by and Meet PartsBase Government Data.

Most recently, as we are coming up on our 6th birthday, “PartsBase Government Data Inc – Happy 6th Birthday (almost)” was intended to provide an abbreviated version of our journey over the last 6 years working with you and companies such as yours.  I wanted to talk about why we started the business, where we came from, what our goals were and where we came up short.  I felt this was a point worth discussing because all things being equal, and despite our successes, it was never a smooth ride and at times shook almost violently.  We did persevere and used the lessons learned to provide our members with the tools required and requested to help in navigating the maze of researching and doing business with the US Department of Defense. The lessons learned were invaluable and allowed me to come a long way in helping PartsBase Government Data grow to 800 or so members by 2013 and climbing above 2500 to date.

The aforementioned post was received very well and very much liked by our members as we also published the story on our blog.  The traffic which was generated was also tremendous from members and soon to be members alike.  I then decided to write this piece to further elaborate on our capabilities and our continued desire to help our members.  I understand that this is a business but I also understand that without a clearly defined and stated goal or mission, PartsBase Government Data would be eternally coasting.  One of the lessons from the beginning was to build a better toolbox into which better a better suite of tools reside.

Merriam Webster defines a tool as “a means to an end”.   Think of it this way, a hammer is a great tool which provides a more efficient way to drive nails.  A screw driver is also a tool used to turn screws.  You can accomplish both tasks without using the hammer or the screw driver but why would you?  I remember when I was 16 years old and had to mow the lawn as part of a deal I made with my dad to borrow his car.  I waited until the last minute and found out that the mower didn’t start.  Naturally, if I wanted to borrow the car to go out that night, I had to honor my commitment and get the job done….so I did….with a weed wacker.  The experience wasn’t fun, took almost 2 hours and while I got to use the car, it cost more than I had planned for.

So rather than build just a great tool, PartsBase Government Data designed a better toolbox and deployed an unparalleled suite of tools to go into it.  Many of our products and features were born from requests by our members, while others were the natural progression of things.  Many of the members that use PartsBase Government Data share similar prior experiences.  They spent countless hours going from one DoD procurement gate to another.  They found that none of the search mechanisms look, feel or work like the site they just visited.  They searched for FSC – or – CAGE – or – NSN .  They were presented with pages of results into which they have to click, read and close.  Once they identify potential new opportunities, they have to print the pages and once they had found enough, they started researching past procurement if the information they were seeking was not yet archived.  They used to have access to WebFLIS for basic NSN information but that was deprecated last year. Then when all this was done, repeat on another site.

So I decided to take this opportunity to talk about the PartsBase Government Data toolbox some of the tools our members have access to and use in their daily business.

The first one is Contract Bidding which is our bidmatching suite of products.  This tool was redesigned from the ground up and with you in mind.  Contract Bidding allows you to cast a wide net or be as specific as you want when finding bidding opportunities.  Create your saved searches by NSN, Part Number, CAGE, FSC and Keyword.  Further narrow your searches prior to saving by compounding onto them indicators such as set-asides, inspection, dollar value and more.  Basically we give you the option to match broad and then filter the results or to narrow you searches and only get delivered what you’re seeking.

Imagine having the ability to create a saved search for all your suppliers.  Another which allows you to look at products sought which match your shop’s capabilities but only if the DoD owns the technical documents or drawings.  A third where only FSC 4730 for example is being sought, with with AMSC of G – all at the same time with separate notification for each and with available data export.



Imagine being able, while looking at matches from your saved searches, to see with each opportunity relevant vendors stocking the parts, forecast information, AEL cross reference, full FLIS information and full procurement history.  Additionally, if and when you need to change your saved searches, you can do it yourself and have the results immediately available without having to send in a request and wait 24-48 hours to implement the changes.

Included with Contract Bidding are standalone modules which provide you with the ability to research any and all global DoD solicitations, identify trends in procurement and look up expired but available for bid BSM solicitations to look for opportunities others missed or where not enough bids were submitted while open.

The second is Market Research which is our National Stock Number and CAGE Code research suite of products.  The suite supplies invaluable NSN and Cage research data to assist you in determining which contracts and products to pursue. The Market Research segment contains valuable data on National Stock Numbers, CAGE Code Holders, FSC or Federal Supply Class Information and more. Use these tools to look up NSNs, cross reference part numbers to NSNs, find all NSNs for a description you’re seeking or all NSNs related to a company, then narrow down that list by most recent award date, AMSC, dollar value of the product and more.  This suite also allows you to identify and find all products for example where the FSC is 1560 + the AMSC code is G + have an award in the last 2 years + are worth greater than 250 each.  After you narrow the list, review on screen or use the available data export to save the results set for later use.


For CAGE Codes or companies, quickly reference basic information such as address, phone number, CAGE Status, Primary Business, Affiliation Type, Business size and complete H4/H8 data as well as SAM registration information to identify relevant company designations and points of contact.  Additionally, find out about:

  • Every contract awarded to the company


  • By which agency & when


  • All the NSNs where the company is an approved source


  • All the competitors where overlapping DoD sales exist


Included in the Market Research suite are standalone modules which our members utilize to look up all historical solicitations to identify past procurement trends, buyers of commodities with emails and phone numbers, look up Emall sales data and an unparalleled GSA procurement research tool, access to the FAA PMA Database as well as an available Navy APL database for access to Alternate Parts, A1, B1, C1, MAPL, Component Characteristics, SNF and AEL Reports by RIC/AEL.

The third is Batch Search Manager which is our proprietary tool that provides the ability for our members to upload Part Numbers or National Stock Numbers (NSNs) and generate an output file that contains stock availability information, full FLIS information, full procurement history, full GSA procurement history and all open solicitations.

Similar functionality is available for companies or CAGE Codes. Batch Search Manager provides the ability to upload a list of CAGE Codes to obtain full H4/H8 information, all NSNs where the CAGE Code(s) are approved sources, full procurement history for all the companies uploaded, all open DoD solicitations with details and full SAM registration information.

In addition to the products and features discussed, PartsBase Government Data also offers a full FBO module, Department of Homeland Security’s APFS database, Turbo Links to GIDEP & ASSIST, intra company messaging and a unique Casting Search provider with send RFQ functionality.  There are so many more things we can cover but the most important feature of PartsBase Government Data is that our members will have a dedicated customer service manageable who is knowledgeable not just with the functionality of the site but with the actually subject matter and can offer keen insight and advice to further help when researching and selling to the DoD.

We invite you to come by www.govgistics.com and see for yourself.


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