Creating an Automatic Email Alert for Bids on FedBizOpps


Creating an Automatic Email Alert for Bids on FedBizOpps (

To easily conduct automated searches of the FBO database, and to have the system notify you when opportunities are posted that meet your criteria and your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, we recommend establishing a “search agent” within your registered account. Search agents can be established for any combination of criteria, be set to run at your desired frequency and will notify you of relevant opportunities.

From the search results page, users are given the option to save the search criteria for use at a later date.

Click “save this search as a search agent” to save the search. If you do so, you will need to provide a label that you would like to use for the search agent.

You will need to “save” the label once entered.

You will also need to schedule the search agent to run automatically.

Once this simple task is completed you will start receiving draft solicitations directly to your inbox of available opportunities.

When a Opportunities change on FBO you can also receive notifications when the solicitation has been altered.

You can add it to a list of notices you are watching, called the Watch List. This allows yousearch-top-1 to easily reference targeted opportunities.

First find the opportunity you are interested in and click the title to review.

Next, click the “Watch This Opportunity” button. You will receive automatic e-mails from the FBO system when a modification occurs to this notice.

Unlike the Interested Vendor’s List –which depending on settings established by the contracting officer may be visible to other interested vendors and/or the contracting officer — only you can see the notices you are watching.

You can quickly access this list by clicking the quick link “View Watched List” from your MyFBO home page. You can also review/manage existing “watch list” opportunities by going to the “Watch List” sub-tab on the main navigation”Opportunities” page. Each notice you have added to your watch list will be shown. You can select the “Remove from Watch List” to remove an opportunity from your list. If you remove a notice, you will no longer receive updates about modifications to this notice.

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