System for Awards Management


The System for Award Management ( is a government procurement database managed by the US General Services Administration (GSA). The platform provides a central location for third parties to register to do business with the US government and for government agencies to post contract opportunities and awards. Data published by includes:

  • Name of the government agency posting a contract opportunity

  • Contract opportunity description

  • Date a contract opportunity was posted and the deadline for response

  • Location a contract opportunity will be fulfilled

  • Name of the recipient of the contract award

  • Value and description of the contract award

  • Primary government contact who awarded the contract

Key Attributes

Geographic Coverage

United States

Entity Level

Government Contracts, Government Contracts Awards

Release Frequency

Monthly, within the first week


December 31, 1969

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Notes & Methodology

US government contracts data revolves around two main entities: Contracts and Contract Awards. Contracts represent listings soliciting bids on goods and services that the Federal US government is seeking from contractors. Metadata about contracts includes the department of the Federal government that oversees the contract, the date the contract was originally posted, the deadline for response, and the location where the contract will be fulfilled. The contract_solicitation_id field can be used to find the original contract on

Contract Awards represent accepted bids or solicitations from third-party contractors to fulfill a contract. Metadata about the award contract includes the name of the recipient of the award (business or individual), the value of the award, the date of the award, description of the award, and the primary contact from the government who awarded the contract. Note that the description of the contract award may differ from that of the original contract if the government reopened the contract or awarded multiple awards from a single original contract solicitation. The contract_award_id corresponds to the award number on and can be used to search for the award in the portal.

EAV Model: All Cybersyn products follow the EAV (entity, attributes, value) model with a unified schema. Entities are tangible objects (e.g. geography, company) that Cybersyn provides data on. Index tables contain all entities of a certain type. Timeseries tables contain all timeseries' dates and values that refer to an entity type. Additional tables, such as the relationships table and attributes table, are used to describe the entities and timeseries. Data is joinable across all Cybersyn products that have a GEO_ID. Refer to Cybersyn Concepts for more details.

Tables & Sources

Cybersyn Products

Tables above are available in the following Cybersyn data products:

Examples & Sample Queries

Pull details about the highest-value contracts awarded by government agencies

Find descriptions of the largest Missile Defense Agency contract awarded in recent years.

FROM cybersyn.government_contract_index AS contracts
JOIN cybersyn.government_contract_award_index AS awards
    ON (contracts.contract_solicitation_id = awards.contract_solicitation_id)
WHERE contracts.department = 'Dept Of Defense'
AND contracts.agency_office = 'Missile Defense Agency (Mda)'
AND YEAR(awards.award_date) >= 2021


The data in this product is sourced from System for Award Management (

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