Using the Opportunity [Summary] Page

You can click an opportunity's title on the All Opportunities page to view a more detailed description of it, on the Opportunity [Summary] page. From there, you can register to receive notifications about the opportunity, join a response team for the opportunity, and/or view the opportunity's supporting documentation.

The Opportunity [Summary] page displays all of the information available to you about an opportunity. This information displays in seven distinct sections on the page:

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Note

The "What do I do now?" section displays only if you have not yet registered to receive notifications.

The "Response Team" section displays only if you have registered to receive notifications for the opportunity.

Each of these sections is described in further detail below.

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Navigation

Sign in to FedConnect® | All Opportunities | click an opportunity's hyperlink in the Title column

The following picture illustrates how this picture might look if you are viewing an opportunity.

This is a picture of the Opportunity page as it might look for an opportunity in the FedConnect product.

Understanding the Description Section

The Description section of the page displays a read-only description of the opportunity, as provided by the issuing agency.

This is a picture of the Description section on the Opportunity page in the FedConnect product.

Understanding the Overview Section

The Overview section of the page displays basic information about the opportunity, in read-only format, as provided by the issuing agency.

This is a picture of the Overview section from the Opportunity page in the FedConnect product.

 

Overview Fields and Descriptions
Field Description

Reference Number

Displays the opportunity's reference number.

Issue Date

Displays the date on which the issuing agency issued the opportunity.

Response Due

Displays the date and time at which responses to the opportunity are due.

Set Aside

Displays the opportunity's set aside status, if applicable.
NAICS Displays the North American Industry Classification System number associated with the opportunity.
PSC/FSC Displays the product service code or federal supply code associated with the opportunity.
Agency Displays the name of the agency that issued the opportunity.
Contracting Office Displays the office that issued the opportunity, and includes the office's name and full address, including city, state, and ZIP code.
Place of Performance Displays the location where the goods or services that are being solicited will be delivered or performed.
Contact Displays the name of the opportunity's point of contact.
Phone Displays the opportunity's contact phone number.
Fax Displays the opportunity's contact fax number.
Email Displays the opportunity's contact email address.
Vendors Conference Displays the date and time of the opportunity's vendors conference.
Location Displays the location of the opportunity's vendors conference.
Details Displays the details of the opportunity's vendors conference.

Understanding the "What do I do now?" Section

The 'What do I do now?' section of the page displays instructions regarding steps you can take once you have viewed an opportunity. Depending on an opportunity's status with your company, one or two buttons might display in this section.

This is a picture of the What Do I Do Now section on the Opportunity page in the FedConnect product.

 

Opportunity Buttons and Descriptions
Button Description
Register to Receive Notifications

Click to become the first member of your company's response team for the opportunity, and to register to receive notifications regarding the opportunity.

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Note

The Register to Receive Notifications button only displays if no one else from your company has become a member of the response team yet.

Return to Opportunity List Click to return to the Opportunities page.

Understanding the Opportunity Message Center Section

The opportunity message center displays if you are a member of your company's response team for the opportunity. For more information about using the opportunity message center, click here.

This is a picture of the Message Center section on the Opportunity page in the FedConnect product.

Understanding the Documentation Section

The Documentation section displays a list of labels for each of an opportunity's supporting documents, such as forms and/or attachments. The document labels are links that enable you to view and/or download an opportunity's supporting documentation. To view a document, click its label.

This is a picture of the Documentation section on the Opportunity page in the FedConnect product.

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Note

You can view an opportunity's supporting documentation regardless of whether you are a member of your company's response team.

Understanding the Responses Section

The Responses section of the page enables you to create responses to the opportunity (including no-bids), and displays your response team's current responses to the opportunity.

This is a picture of the Responses section on the Opportunity page in the FedConnect product.

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Note

This section displays only if you and/or others at your company have joined the opportunity's response team.

 

Responses Columns and Descriptions
Column Description
Description Displays the response's description. This text displays as a hyperlink; click the hyperlink to open the response.
Status

Displays the response's current status.

  • Displays In Progress if the response is in progress, and has not yet been submitted.
  • Displays Submitted if the response has been submitted, but has not yet been received by the opportunity's issuing agency.
  • Displays Received if the response has been received by the opportunity's issuing agency.
  • Displays Withdrawal Requested if a member of the response team has attempted to withdraw the response, but no action has been taken on the withdrawal request.
  • Displays Withdrawn if a member of the response team attempted to withdraw the response, and the opportunity's issuing agency accepted the withdrawal request.
  • Displays Withdrawal Denied if a member of the response team attempted to withdraw the response, but the opportunity's issuing agency denied the withdrawal request.
Date Displays the date of the response's most recent status change.
[History] Click to audit a history of the response.
[Copy] Click to create an in-progress copy of the response.
[Delete] Click X to delete the response.
[Withdraw] Click to request that the response be withdrawn.

 

Responses Buttons and Descriptions
Button Description

Create

Click to respond to the opportunity.

Submit No Response

Click to submit a no-bid in response to the opportunity. A no-bid informs an agency that you have reviewed its opportunity, but that you are not interested in submitting a response.

Understanding the Response Team Section

The Response Team section of the page displays the names of members of your company's response team for the opportunity, and enables you to join the response team if you have not already done so.

This is a picture of the Response Team section from the Opportunity page in the FedConnect product.

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Note

This section only displays if you and/or others at your company have joined the opportunity's response team.

 

Response Team Columns and Descriptions
Column Description
Team Member Displays the name of the opportunity's response team members from your company.
[Delete] Click X to delete the team member from the response team.

 

Response Team Buttons and Descriptions
Button Description

Join

Click to join the opportunity's response team. For more information about joining a response team, click here.

See Also

You might also be interested in the following related topics.

All Opportunities

Using the Opportunity Message Center

Managing Response Team Tasks

Searching an Opportunity's Audit Log