Procurement is more effective when you provide an early heads up to suppliers about upcoming opportunities.
Publishing future procurement opportunities (FPOs) on Government Electronic Tender Service (GETS) allows businesses to understand the potential pipeline of work coming from buyers and prepare in advance.
The FPO provides an online real time solution to allow agencies to notify suppliers of an upcoming procurement opportunity as soon as it is identified.
An FPO is not a commitment by an agency to procure the goods and/or services, but signals to the market any intended future activity. When the procurement opportunity is advertised, you can link the RFx to the FPO in GETS allowing suppliers to track the procurement throughout the process.
You are not required to use an FPO if you are carrying out a secondary procurement.
(Secondary procurement is where an agency intends to purchase goods and services under an existing panel arrangement such as AoG, syndicated or common capability contracts, or the agency’s own panel arrangements.) However, you might find it a useful tool to keep suppliers informed.
Learn more about creating future procurement opportunities in GETS.
Guidance on posting a future procurement opportunity (FPO) using GETS. The guidance takes you through creating and completing an FPO on GETS and includes definitions of the new fields specific to an FPO to inform suppliers of the scope and status of the FPO.
Read more about transitioning to FPOs.