You can start with using our Gateway-wide Search feature, easily accessible from the magnifying glass in the black navigation bar at the top of the page. Learn more about finding and using Gateway resources and tools by visiting our Tutorials.
Much of the information on the Gateway is organized into category hallways. Hallways are organized by the category of goods and services offered, just as you would find at a retail store. There are currently 10 hallways on the Acquisition Gateway:
- Facilities & Construction
- Human Capital
- Industrial Products & Services
- Information Technology
- Office Management
- Professional Services
- Security & Protection
- Transporation & Logisitics
Within each hallway, all Gateway users will find:
- Articles: Each hallway contains articles, which provide users with curated expertise and unbiased advice that they can use to research market trends, begin an acquisition, specific information to help select a contract vehicle, and more.
- The Solutions Finder: This tool allows users to compare government contract solutions that are available to their agency for specific categories and subcategories of products and services.
- Transactional Platforms: Each hallway highlights applicable transactional platforms where government buyers can go to make purchases.
Some of the publicly visible items—e.g. transactional platforms—require government credentials to use. They are included in the public view for informational purposes.
There are also individual articles and acquisition solutions which are not viewable to the public. The owners of individual items made those determinations based on legal and privacy considerations.
Certain items on the Gateway are limited to Federal users:
- Prices Paid Data: Government buyers have access to historical transactional pricing data.
- Community: This feature helps government users create connections with one another to share expertise, ideas, feedback, and support in making smart acquisition decisions.
- eBuy Open: GSA created this tool to provide federal acquisition workers with records of solicitations issued through the eBuy platform.
- Contracts: Some of the entries in the Solutions Finder include links to a Master Contract for a solution. Terms in those contracts may have restricted access.
Please keep in mind that with the Gateway's Agile development practices, the actual content available to both Federal and non-Federal visitors will change over time.