The General Services Administration (GSA) has made its Governmentwide Category Management (GWCM) Awards Exploration Tool publicly available.
Now, federal agencies, vendors, and the general public have a new data source to see where agencies are spending contract dollars.
The database lets users find information at the award level such as by contract name and spend under various major contract management tiers.
Previously, GSA made the tool only available to federal employees.
The GWCM awards search tool is one of several offered by GSA for vendors and other stakeholders at https://d2d.gsa.gov/report/public-category-management-dashboards-analytics.
Interestingly, the new tool displays data in 10 major categories of federal contract spending: facilities and construction; human capital; industrial products and services; IT; medical; office management; professional services; security and protection; transportation and logistics; and travel.
While small business utilization data is viewable on individual category management pages such as the one shown above, as of May 26 the overall Small Business Dashboard was not functioning.